Readers Theater All Year

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33 Animal Riddles Collection of Readers Theater Partner Plays with Flexi-Curric™

Price: $8.75

(updated in January 2017)

Useful as part of a science unit, as motivational activity for reluctant readers, or just for lots of fun; these 33, one-page Readers Theater scripts are perfect for kindergarten, first & second grade, and even homeschools.

With thinking questions, extension activities, worksheets, and over 300 annotated curriculum links, you may never run out of script-related ideas or resources. Each riddle/script stands alone and does not depend on any of the other 32 scripts.

TIME: Each script takes about 30 seconds. 

CAST: 2+, or 2 CHORAL groups 

TONE: light, game-like 

READABILITY: grades K to 1+ 
77 pages

33 Animal Riddles Readers Theater Partner Plays with Flexi-Curric™ * 

33 Original Readers Theater Scripts by Carol Montgomery 

*  Our Flexi-Curric™ shortcut allows flexible, cross-curricular options for your local standards because YOU know what’s right for YOUR students.  

What could you do with 33 different animal riddles Readers Theater scripts?  Use one a week or one a day for partner performances?  Practice Choral Readers Theater?  Volume 1 of our animal riddles collection with Flexi-Curric™ contains the following:

  • A one-page, 2-part Readers Theater script on each animal for use chorally, in small groups, with partners, in puppet centers, or individually for barrels of fun  
  • Over 300 specific annotated curriculum links (valid as of January 2017) for easy lesson plans and unit studies on animals.  Multiple links for every animal.  
  • 13 Thinking Questions (Basic, Digging Deeper, Living and Applying) for discussion starters or writing assignments
  • 5 Worksheets:  “Thinking About Animal Riddles,”  “Thinking About Animal Riddles–2,”  “Create your own animal riddle,” “The Odd Animal,” “Venn Diagram Comparing Two Animals; a Graphic Organizer” for motivating comprehension, critical thinking skills and creativity
  • 15 Extension Activities: educational games, instructions for obtaining additional material, drawing and writing challenges, plus creative ways to use these "Animal Riddles" scripts for unit studies
  • Easy document navigation | hyperlinked table of contents | "Back" link on each page


Perfect for primary students in grades K, 1, or 2, “Animal Riddles Collection, Vol. 1:  Who Am I?  (#1-33)” may inspire YOUR students to write their own Readers Theater riddle scripts.  Wouldn’t that be special?

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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