Readers Theater All Year

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Homeschool with Readers Theater

You don't have to be an expert at anything to experience success with Readers Theater.   It's EASY.  It's FUN.  It's a proven strategy for success with students of all ages.  And, Readers Theater works great at home or in homeschool drama clubs.  

You CAN do it.  

You WILL succeed.  

Your students will LOVE Readers Theater as they build lifelong skills and positive character qualities.

Scroll down our Praise page to read a few homeschooling teacher testimonies. 

And, enjoy this growing section on homeschooling with Readers Theater by clicking on the title of an article below.  (NOTE:  You will also want to check our general articles under Helpful Info for the "Benefits of Readers Theater," "Shortcuts:  Monthly Ideas and Tips for Enjoying Readers Theater All Year," "Teacher Tips for Readers Theater," "??? Your Readers Theater Questions K-12," and more.) 

Recent articles

  8 Opportunities for Family Readers Theater
  The Ugly Truth About Readers Theater: 5 Facts to Consider
  How to FAIL with Readers Theater: Busting Readers Theater Myths
  WARNING for Videotaping Readers Theater
  8 Key Questions and Answers About Homeschooling with Readers Theater
  15 eLearning Ideas for Readers Theater at Home and Online
  How to Choose a Readers Theater Script for Your Homeschool
  5 Reasons Why Readers Theater Helps Homeschoolers Succeed
  7 Facts Every Homeschool Teacher Should Know About Readers Theater
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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Featured TpT Product (K-2)

***  Create fluent readers!

33 Fun Animal Riddle Partner Plays

* Over 300 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans  

33 Animal Riddles


Featured TpT Product (3-5)

***  Encourage wise choices!

9 Aesop's Fables with Flexi-Curric™* for easy lesson plans

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Featured TpT Product (3-8)

***  Sprinkle giggles into your day!

Make lesson plans easy with annotated curriculum links and a graphic organizer on character qualities.



Featured TPT Product (3-6)

*** Build positive character qualities! (3–6)

See how easy it can be to teach respect!  Enjoy this character-building Readers Theater script with lively discussions. American and Australian versions.

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