Perform without the need for props, costumes, or a set! Reader's Theater
Scripts adapted from our leveled books and other sources give students
essential practice in oral reading fluency and public speaking. The scripts
also provide an opportunity for group interaction and student cooperation.
Reader's Theater Scripts can be original scripts or scripts based
on leveled books. Use the original scripts or the scripts that
accompany a single leveled book when teaching a group of readers at
the same reading level.
Use the multilevel scripts, which contain parts at three
different reading levels to match its partner multilevel book set,
when you want a single reader's theater script for a group of
Make the performance as simple or elaborate as you wish.
Keep in mind that the most important purpose of reader's theater
is to teach and practice fluent reading of printed text.
A few dramatic techniques can add an element of flair and fun to a
performance. Use portions of the classroom or the entire classroom
as a stage. Students can use the floor, tables, and desk.
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