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Book Reviews (RT and more)

ReadersTheaterAllYearBugHave you ever ordered a Readers Theater book and been disappointed?  It has happened too many times to me.  Here you'll find honest reviews of Readers Theater books.  I know I've spent money purchasing script books that disappointed me.  You should not have to do the same. 

My bias is toward Readers Theater scripts that are fun, educational, and leave a positive impression. Let's build leaders and creators by choosing books and scripts that will motivate students to read, write, and speak positively!
 

Below you'll see book reviews of a few popular Readers Theater books.  (Some other Readers Theater script books were so disappointing to me, I couldn't write the negative review.)

  Fifty Fabulous Fables--Beginning Readers Theater
  Review: Readers Theatre in the Middle School and Junior High Classroom
  Review: Readers Theater for Building Fluency
  Review: 25 Just-Right Plays for Emergent Readers
 
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

> ...re: 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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33 Fun Animal Riddles Partner Plays

* Over 300 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans  

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Vowel Scripts For Beginners

Explore the entire series of vowel scripts for beginning readers.

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