I found a really, really, really cute readers theater script posted on one of my yahoo group sites. I’m not sure if you will be able to open the link so if you can’t-then you can join the yahoo group-real writing teachers. Go to the files section and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
I have found more links for some readers theater scripts.
This week we are reading “The Rough Face Girl” by Rafe Martin for our readers theater. Today I read it to them while they read along, and then we chose parts. They were surprised that the older sister in this story is so mean to her younger sister-they said it was sad.
I think they now understand that a main character doesn’t always have the most speaking parts-that tends to be the narrator sometimes!
I have to say that readers theater is one activity that my 6th graders crave!!! They love doing them!! Now if I could just get that excitement to carry over to english!!!!
Here is a link to the script for “Rough Face Girl”:
This script can also be called “The Hidden One” and it is based on a book by Rafe Martin.
Our script for this week is “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”. I had already read the book to them earlier this year. This script is soooo cute (especially the wolf’s part). I truly HAVE to listen in on the groups while they are practicing to encourage them to read with expression. Some do it naturally-some can do it and just don’t-and some need lots of practice. Of course, the beauty of readers theater is the REREADING!!! Here is a scholastic article that explains the benefits of readers theater and some research to go along with it- http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/readerstheater.htm