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42 resources with the keyterm reader's theater

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Washington’s Farewell Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Practice reading fluency with a Reader's Theater performance based on Washington's Farewell Address. The teacher begins by reading a few paragraphs from the address and talking about mood and expression with the class. Groups of five...
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A Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How much do your learners know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Set up an opportunity for kids to learn about Dr. King while practicing reading fluency with a reader's theater activity. The script is for four voices and includes...
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The Lorax Reader’s Theater

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours....
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A Reader's Theater Script for Clever Jack Takes the Cake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Breathe life into a reading of the children's story Clever Jack Takes the Cake with this Reader's Theater script. Offering speaking roles for nine students plus a sound effects chorus, this is a great activity that engages the whole...
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
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Drama: The New Friends

For Teachers 2nd
Reader's Theater is a great way to build fluency, intonation, and dramatic flare. The class reads the theater piece, "The New Friends" paying attention to how they express emotion and feeling as they read. They discuss the use of plot,...
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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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Where's the Boss? -- A Scripted Play About the Iditarod

For Teachers K - 8th
Students utilize a Reader's Theater script and accompanying lesson plan to learn about the Iditarod race that takes place in Alaska. During the process, they also learn about teamwork and working together.
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Reader's Theater

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Conduct a Reader's Theater. Third, fourth, and fifth graders rewrite books with a baseball theme to a Reader's Theater format. They form groups of four or five, practice reading the script, and then perform it for an audience.
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The American Revolution: A Play

For Teachers K - 5th
No lesson accompanies this drama about the American Revolution. With 13 speaking roles, the short script could be used for a class production, a lesson on the parts of a play, or to supplement your social studies curriculum.
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Reader's Theater Flip Video Fluency

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners practice fluency. In this reader's theater lesson, students practice their fluency by rehearsing a script with their group. Once the group is ready, they create a background and props and are videotaped performing their script.
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Using Reader's Theater in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here are some suggestions for using Reader's Theater in the classroom.
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Esperanza Rising - Reader's Theater

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders perform a skit using scenes from Esperanza Rising. For this reader's theater lesson, 5th graders create their own script from a scene in the book. Students discuss the differences in readers' theater and an actual play....
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The Great Gatsby

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a reader's theater, adapting scenes from The Great Gatsby.  In this reading comprehension lesson, students interpret a given scene from The Great Gatsby in a readers' theater.  Students analyze the scene for high...
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Patriotic Performance

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students participate in a patriotic performance. In this patriotic lesson, students sing, do reader's theater, tell historic facts and joke. This lesson includes several attachments including the script that was used. 
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Civil War Play Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students act out the Civil War through reader's theater. In this performing arts lesson, students research the Civil War and find costumes, props and scenery appropriate to the time period. They become characters from the Civil War time...
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Civil War Reader's Theater Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in a reader's theater about the Civil War. In this performing arts lesson, students review the Civil War through a reader's theater. They practice reading their parts to work on expression and fluidity before...
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Reader's Theater: Presenting Asian Folktales

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create and perform folktale plays. For this reader's theater and Asian literature lesson, students work in groups to rewrite Asian folktales into scripts and perform the folktales for their class in a Reader's Theater. Lesson...
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Reader's Theater Script Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this reading worksheet, learners perform a short reader's theater script based on the book Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. Students take a part in this 4 character play and read or perform it.
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Reader's Theater: If You Take a Mouse to School

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this reading worksheet, students participate in a 2 character reader's theater play based on the book If You Take a Mouse to School.
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For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover characteristics of fables by reading Aesop's fables and performing a reader's theater.
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Robert Dreams

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners view the wordless book Robert Dreams which is about a dog and a robot making friends. In this comprehension lesson plan, students write words for the story, create a reader's theater, write characteristics of a friend who is not...
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Family Tales: Lesson 12

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a reader's theater about slavery and complete journal responses to the reader's theater. In this slavery lesson plan, 5th graders also discuss culture and present their family heirlooms.
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Coal Mining: Lesson 10

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read and discuss a reader's theater about coal mining and discuss the point of views of the characters. In this coal mining lesson plan, 6th graders write persuasive essays about their opinions on coal mining.