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Fast Start

ReadersTheaterAllYearBugSo, you want a fast start to Readers Theater All Year?  Great!  I'll try to go step-by-step for the newbies.  But first, let me share my definition of Readers Theater:

Readers Theater = proven fun and unlimited motivation
reading aloud

Thus, it's for all nations, all generations, and almost all situations–from homes and classrooms to clubs and camps.  You'll soon see why!

Fast Start to Readers Theater All Year

Here's the 6 step checklist for your "Fast Start to Readers Theater All Year™."  (You may print it out or open it in another window/tab on your computer, if you want.  Instead of "cheating" by giving you links to pages I'll let you learn the system, okay?)

Sign Up and Confirm in Your Email Account

◊  1. Find the colorful balloon box on the right column of this page that says "Free Readers Theater & Newsletter."  WARNING:  school systems spam filters sometimes eat your communication from us.  You may want to use your home email.  I promise, I won't share it!!

Fill in your information to sign up for your "52+ Wonderful Benefits of Readers Theater..."  plus your bonus "12 Quick Steps for Readers Theater Success."  You will also receive your 4-part mini-course on "Readers Theater:  Bridge to Positive Leadership," plus our short monthly newsletter and details for our free training teleseminars.  Click LET'S GET STARTED NOW.

◊  2.  Open another tab or window on your computer and go to your email account.  You will need to confirm your request right away from step one (above).  Find the email the auto-responder sent to you from  Readers Theater All Year™ and click on the confirmation link.  You will now be able to access for free "52+ Benefits of Readers Theater"  plus "12 Quick Steps for Readers Theater Success" as attachments.  I suggest to save time that you read these later–unless you can't wait because you're hungry for more!  

Select Free Scripts

◊  3. Click on "Free Scripts" in the magenta Free Scripts block on our Readers Theater All Year™ home page.  A list of Readers Theater script categories will appear–from science and history, to holidays and parables.  Click on the script title that interests you.

◊  4.  A brief excerpt of a Readers Theater script will appear.  If you think it fits your needs–present or future–click on the PDF link and you will be able to download and read the entire script and print it off for non-commercial use. 

If you have suggestions, feel free to contact Carol. We want something that's fun and works for you!

Choose Free Limited "Lunchbox" or All-You-Can-Eat Script Buffet Club

◊  5.  You currently have two choices:
•  Free Readers Theater scripts–a "limited lunchbox" of trustworthy scripts–with annotated curriculum links–in the free section.

•  Script Buffet Club–an "all-you-can-eat" growing supply of trustworthy TrustworthyScriptsEagleReaders Theater scripts for paying members–with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. Fresh scripts are added regularly. Not only will it save you time, money, and energy, but also you will have the benefit of suggesting script topics for me to write or our caring community to vote on. How cool is that?  You get a personal Readers Theater scribe!    

◊  6.  To join the Script Buffet Club for paying members, click on the "Join Now" link AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE–under the green search bar button.  (It costs less than a cup of fancy coffee each month.)  We need you!  Together we'll build confident leaders and culture creators who will impact this world for good.  And, we'll help you have more fun while you get the job done.

 Thanks for joining our growing community "building leaders and creators™"! 

Cheering you on,

Carol Montgomery

Readers Theater All Year™
"Building Leaders and Creators™" with you


Remember, all our Readers Theater scripts come with annotated curriculum links for EASY lesson plans.  Giggles.  Confidence.  Character-building.  Together we'll change the world!

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Praise from Teachers

...Keep doing what you are doing.  There are not enough quality scripts available for children and teens.  So many are inappropriate from a parent's perspective.  As a teacher I want to also build character and integrity while I teach a subject.  Why can't drama build up, inspire and be thought provoking?...Anyway, keep doing what you're doing...we need all the help we can get!
Jen H., Drama teacher

> ...I have been teaching for 35 years. RT has been part of my education journey for the majority of that time. Initially my experience with it was as a performance genre in the Drama Curriculum. Now I use it across the curriculum - a wonderful high motivation strategy in the language program - particularly reading - and so much more as you would know. I was drawn to your 'community' by the idea of leadership... I think what you're doing is wonderful..."
Graham B. Former primary teacher (now a Visual Art and Drama specialist)

Readers Theater All Year is the most comprehensive collection of Readers Theater scripts and resources I have found on the internet!...Thank you Carol for your leadership and vision and for making Readers Theater so accessible for teachers and parents.
Daniel Fiore, Elementary teacher/author What They Have Taught Me

I found the free readers theater online scripts, teaching tips, and curriculum teleseminars at Readers Theater All Year very inspirational to me. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation script in my ESOL classes before Christmas break and my students all enjoyed it..
Lily T. Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

"> ..We did Squanto's Squash for the family on Thanksgiving and [my sons] participated and loved it. I am so excited about making this a major part of homeschooling. What a great way to learn!
Bethany P. Homeschooling Mom

> our script "The Earth Day Hen and Friends" I've used this! The kids love it. Thank you for sharing...It's just right for all levels in the class...Your free scripts are wonderful!...They learn so much from drama and reader's theatre...I see the shy ones gain confidence as they read. Fluency and prosody increases with reader's theatre...
Angela D., 3rd grade teacher

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