This informative article provides tips and strategies to make the most of your reader's theater or classroom play activities. "Why Use Drama?" reveals some of the research about how the reader's theater model builds fluency and comprehension. Use it to defend against all the text-book pushers out there! "There's More Than One Way to Produce a Play" maps out six performance/production strategies. "The Delicate Nature of Assessing Drama" offers tips on teaching students to self-assess and discuss performance standards in a mature way. Based upon my thirty years of using drama in the classroom and twenty years of writing read aloud plays for Scholastic. Also be sure to visit my website, ReadAloudPlays.com, for examples of plays produced as podcasts, movies, and stage productions.