How to Kit: Readers Theatre

This How to Kit: Readers Theatre activity & project also includes:

Immerse your class in a good story with an extensive resource featuring reader's theater techniques. The worksheets are designed for both teacher and student, and carefully explain how to organize, write, and perform stories in a reader's theater format.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids choose another short story to adapt into a script, and have groups perform readers's theater versions of the story
  • Invite younger classes to listen to your class's reader's theater
  • Read the script a few times, changing the readers for each part so everyone has a chance to read
  • Use the tips in the resource to make sure your reader's theater experience is engaging and fun
Classroom Considerations

  • Sample script at the end of the resource is violent and might be upsetting to some learners (animal death)
Pros

  • Provides several creative tips that will intrigue even your most reluctant learners
Cons

  • None