This is a Reader's Theater script based on the children's book, The Penguin Who Wanted to Be Different: A Christmas Wish by Maria O'Neill.
Reader's theater and repeated reading is an excellent tool for building fluency and provides a opportunity for performance reading. This reader's theater is designed for 8 different readers and would be ideal for a small group guided reading activity. This book is a guided reading (Fountas & Pinnell) level 19-20 (approx. Grades 1-3)
Teaching Tip: Before reading the Reader's Theater, it may be best to read the picture book version to students.
O'Neill, M. (2000). The penguin who wanted to be different. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.
Then to build fluency through repeated reading, make enough copies of the script for each student, assign parts and read orally.