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2 Winter Readers Theater Scripts – "Dusty and the Junior Iditarod" Grades 4+

Price: $1.50

Both of these plays pull your students into adventure on the tundra. Watch as they see how to overcome adversity and finish the race.  Kids witness positive character qualities while they are not even expecting them.
TIME:  Original script: 12 minutes
               Advanced script: 12 1/2 minutes
CAST:  2–7
TONE:  educational, exciting, humorous sprinkles
READABILITY:  grades 3–4+ (original script),  grades 4 and up (advanced script)



"Dusty and the Junior Iditarod"
Two Readers Theater Scripts Grades 4 and up
By Carol Montgomery

Character-building.  Encouraging.  Sled Dog Adventure  Held annually one week prior to the Iditarod Race, the Junior Iditarod commemorates the historic Great Serum Race (also known as The Great Race of Mercy) and travels some of the same trail. Based on the non-fiction children's book Iditarod Dream–Dusty and His Sled Dogs Compete in Alaska's Junior Iditarod, this true Readers Theater script brings a sled-dog adventure to life.  With reflections from history and the sled dog heroes "Dusty and the Junior Iditarod" escorts the reader into Dusty's two-day adventure. 

The original script - perfect for upper elementary or middle school (same script included in our product entitled "Dusty and the Junior Iditarod, Readers Theater Grades 2–4")

The advanced script - is suitable for gifted, upper elementary or middle school students.

The collection includes:

  • two scripts:
    - full length script for upper elementary or middle school
    - more difficult script for gifted, upper elementary or middle school
  • a vocabulary list for each of the scripts
  • suggestions for performing each script with fewer readers
  • encourages character qualities of diligence, faithfulness, wisdom, and courage
  • 38 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans
  • easy document navigation | hyperlinked table of contents | "Back" link on each page

  • Full-page color cover

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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