Literature Scripts, Grades 3—5

Stimulate each student's thinking skills and build other life skills with Readers Theater based on literature.  Choose a variety of scripts adapted from literature.  (Don't expect any direct excerpts unless the source is in the public domain.)  I don't adapt copyrighted material;  but, your students will probably see similarities to the literature referenced (e.g., Charlotte's Web and our script "This Little Piggie Loves Jokes).  How about compare and contrast lessons?

Click on a Readers Theater script title below to read an excerpt from the script and to access the printable PDF (complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans).


IMPORTANT:  Most of our scripts 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 Formula)

Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2

"In This Category" is a bulleted directory, organized alphabetically. 

Below the bulleted directory are summaries for all of our Literature scripts in grades 3–5 in order of publication, most recent first.

Gold Star 2= exclusive script for Script Buffet Club paying members

NOTE: To see the rest of the list, click "more articles >>" at the bottom of the page.

In This Category

Recent articles

  Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Original) (R = 2.8)
  Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Advanced) (R = 3.5)
  Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Simplified) (R = 1.7)
  The Ants and the Tortilla (Advanced) R=5.6
  Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses: The Swamp Mystery (Simplified) (R = 2.1)
  Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses: Joe's Journey (Simplified) (R = 3.4)
  The Dog and the Wolf (R=2.7)
  The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey–Crazy? (R = 2.6)
  The Beaver and the Lumberjack (R=3.3)
  The Rooster and the Fox (R=4.2)
  The Frogs Who Wished for a King (R = 2.5)
  The Council of Mice (R = 2.8)