This script was written for three students. The script was written for students on a first grade reading level and the words come from the 1st grade sight word list but a few words are from 2nd grade. They are listed on the second page. There are 150 words. The plot is as follows: #2 has gotten a red balloon for their birthday but the others think it was not a good present. #2 tells them all the things that they can do with a red balloon and soon they want one too.
I write these scripts for small groups to help with fluency. When the group is small, they don't waste time sitting around waiting for their turn and get more time actually practicing. Reader's Theater actually encourages students who are reluctant to read. It is a fun way to get people to practice. You will also notice most of my scripts, including the picture are in black and white. This makes it easier to print and photocopy without too much ink.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone. If you like this script look for more on my site. I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Let me know how things go!
The Red Balloon - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License