Tried It Tuesday {Halloween Reader's Theater} & Blogiversary FREEBIE

I was excited to try a Reader's Theater with this year's class.  In the past I have not always had groups that could handle the fun of a Reader's Theater or follow along :)  I love Deb Hanson's products from Crafting Connections and was happy to see she had created not one but THREE Reader's Theaters for this bundle!

One of the great feature of this bundle is there is a range of 8-10 parts, so you can chose a script that will fit the number of students in your class.  Deb also includes a weekly lesson plan on how to use the scripts focusing on summarizing, comprehension, voice & expression, and fluency.

My kids LOVED these!  Here are a few pictures of them working with their Reader's Theater scripts.

Students read the script silently first.

I then assigned them into groups and assigned roles.  The did a great job with adding their own character voices. :)

We are working on character traits right now so I had them create a bubble map identifying their role's character traits.  Supporting their thinking is HUGE in our curriculum so I had them provide evidence from the text to support their answers.

As we continue to work with the Reader's Theater I am going to focus on fluency, setting, and summarizing.

Continuing the celebration of a year of blogging and TpT today's FREEBIE is my Focus on Plays product!  Would great with Deb's Reader's Theater Bundle!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway if you haven't already!


  1. I need more Reader's Theatre in my life, so thank you for reminding me about it! I love how you tie it in to the curriculum in many different ways. I had always used it as a fluency exercise only, but it can be so much more than that!

  2. Thanks so much for blogging about my Halloween Reader's Theater resource! I'm so excited to see that your students are enjoying working on the scripts! I also enjoyed reading how you are incorporating character traits with them, too. Knowing the scripts, I can see where that would fit in extremely well. :) Thanks again...and Happy Halloween!
    Crafting Connections

    Crafting Connections

  3. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! My kiddos get nuts when we do Reader's Theater. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Love the pics of your kids trying this out. Maybe I need to show mine this and say, "This is how it's supposed to be done!" :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Thanks for the great freebie! So cute! I too love Reader's Theater and my kids do as well. Maybe it's time to start them up again.

  5. I love this and need to find more ways to incorporate Reader's Theater! Thank you for the inspiration and the super freebie!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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