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Easy, Emergent, Beg. Rdr Scripts, Grades 6

Encourage your emergent and beginning readers with easy Readers Theater scripts with a readability of grades K-2.  We tried to avoid including scripts that were too juvenile on this page, but you'll have to decide what's appropriate for YOUR students.

Choose from a wide menu of options from over 20 short vowel scripts and 16 long vowel scripts.  The Script Buffet serves plenty of partner plays for two readers or choral reading.  Plus, you'll discover a growing treasure trove of fiction and non-fiction scripts for primary level, special ed, and ESL or ELL students.  

***  NOTE:  Make sure you check our Grades K-2 section in the Script Buffet Table under Easy, Emergent, Beginning Readers if you need to find scripts divided into subcategories (e.g., short vowel, long vowel, contractions, homophones, etc.). 


Click on a Readers Theater script title below to read an excerpt from the script and 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 

Below are script titles in order of publication. It may be a long list.

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

Gold Star 2=  exclusive for paying Script Buffet Club members

Recent articles

  Elephuntus (R=2)
  Wonders (R=1.9)
  The Squirrel (R=2.4)
  The Purple Creature (R=1st-2nd)
  Brown Rabbit (R=1.3)
  A Jolly Woodchuck (R=1.5)
  Birds in Bare Feet (R=2.6)
  Dizzy the Donkey (R=1.7)
  My Panda (R=2.0)
  The Hose Phone (R = 1.0)
  Mole and the Crow (long
  The Spy Fly (long "i" as "y") R=0.0 (K-1)
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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