Invite your students to experience the lives of famous people through Readers Theater biography scripts. Choose single scripts or a series of scripts on one person from our growing Script Buffet. Why not have small groups work on different scripts? (If you're a paying member of our Script Buffet Club you may suggest future script ideas.)
Note: All four of our Thomas Edison scripts are too difficult for Readability K-2; however, we can adapt one of the more difficult scripts to be easier; just contact us. The easiest is a readability level of about grade 5.5. (See the Script Buffet Table Grades 6-8+ in the Biographies row)
Likewise, most of our Ben Franklin biographical scripts are too difficult for K–2; however, it may be possible to adapt one of the more difficult scripts to a lower grade. Contact us if you need a custom script of Ben Franklin for your grade level.
IMPORTANT: Most of our biographies are available to our paying Script Buffet Club members only. Each one pays a little and reaps a lot. :)
R = Readability grade level based on Flesch-Kincaide Readability Score. (Note: This score is often higher because of the word "narrator"--3 syllables! Other times it may be lower because of shorter sentences. Vocabulary is listed on front page of each script. Older scripts may have a "?" for readability--until I get the readability computed.) For example, Readability (R) 1.2 = grade 1, month 2 and Readability (R) 3.6 = grade 3, month 6.
"In This Category" is a bulleted directory of scripts organized alphabetically by last name of the biographical person, even if their name does not appear in the script title.
Below the bulleted directory are summaries for all of our biography scripts in grades K–2 in order of publication, most recent first.
= exclusive for paying Script Buffet Club members
NOTE: To see the rest of the summaries, click "more articles >>" at the bottom of each page.