Here is a super fun activity to do after you've been reading a book or a short story. Partner kids into groups of two and then let them create a short dialogue of something that happened in the story. Using the checklist and blank script in this download, students can get ready to perform in front of the class.
Want to add technology? Have students film on iPads and edit. You could even have each group do different sections of a story and then put in chronological order.