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Turkey Dreams--with Flexi-Curric™ activities & ideas

Entrepreneurship, kindness, courage, faithfulness, and respect.  Thinking Skills.  Small Group Interaction.  Flexible cross-curricular options for your local standards.  "Turkey Dreams--with Flexi-Curric™" overflows with endless possibilities to help you and your students (grades 2-8+; 23 pages).  Based on a true story...human, not turkey!  :)

TIME: 4 min. for script reading   
CAST: 6+ (chorus)   
TONE: positive, light, with serious overtones   
READABILITY: grade 3.4
23 pages

$2.75 Available

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

(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

$8.75 Available

"Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story", Readers Theater Scripts Grades 2-5

Let your students see how much a dog can love his owner. These three sled dog stories not only do that but they actively demonstrate positive character qualities your students can see and feel as the adventure unfolds. Easily adaptable for group/cast size of 3 to 9 readers.

TIME: about 4–5 minutes for each script
CAST: 3-9
TONE:  serious, exciting
READABILITY:  grades 2–3 (Parts 1–3, Simplified): grades 4–5 (Parts 1–3)
39 pages

$1.50 Available

"Oh, My Heart, Heart, Heart" Readers Theater script with Flexi-Curric™

Lub-dub.  Lub-dub.  Lub-dub,. Lub-dub.   Here's a fun Readers Theater script for 2-25+ readers on the human heart.  "Oh, My Heart, Heart, Heart" also easily works for Choral Readers Theater with the whole class.  Perfect for integrated curriculums, emergency substitute teacher plans, or health/science unit studies, this heart-healthy script comes with two pages of annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans.  Since it's short, it can be a launching pad for a short study on the heart for Valentine's Day or American Heart Health month (February).

TIME:  3 1/2 minutes     
CAST: 2-25+ (Choral Reading option)  
TONE:  light, educational   
READABILITY: grade 3.8
23 pages

$3.00 Available

Togo Tales–from Pup to Hero

Easy.  Character-building. 3 sled dog adventures (including the historic Great Race of Mercy in 1925).  Readers Theater fun with Iditarod history.  Readability = grade 1.2 

TIME: about 2–3 minutes for each script
CAST: 3-6+ (optional choruses)
TONE:  serious, exciting
READABILITY:  grade 1.2 (Flesch-Kincaid grade level)
32 pages

$1.50 Available

22 Short Vowel Readers Theater Scripts & Partner Plays with Flexi–Curric™

Fun for beginning readers and English Language Learners!  22 scripts and partner plays with Flexi-Curric™ for easy lesson plans. Each script runs around a minute. 

$6.50 Available

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

With reflections from history and the sled dog heroes "Dusty and the Junior Iditarod" escorts the reader into a two-day adventure. Character-building. Encouraging. 
TIME:  Simplified version (Parts 1 and 2) = about 4-6 minutes each
           Original version (1 script) =12 minutes
CAST:  2–7
TONE:  educational, exciting, humorous sprinkles
READABILITY:  grades 2-3 (Part 1 and 2, Simplified) and grades 3–4+ (original script)

$1.50 Available

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

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)



$1.50 Available

The Great Race of Mercy 1925, 3 Readers Theater Scripts/Plays (grades 4-6)

The Great Race of Mercy 1925 (3 Readers Theater scripts) shares how sled dogs and their mushers become the only hope for transporting life-saving serum to quell the diptheria epidemic of Nome, Alaska.  This non-fiction adventure covers the entire race against time in a 3-part, historically accurate story–including snippets on the famous sled dogs Balto and Togo.

TIME:  5 to 8 minutes for each script (Parts 1, 2, 3) 
CAST:  2-8      
TONE:  exciting    
READABILITY:  grades 4 to 6

$1.50 Available

The Great Race of Mercy 1925, Alaska, Simplified Readers Theater

The Great Race of Mercy 1925, 3 Readers Theater scripts in 1 resource. Sled dogs, and their mushers, became the only hope for transporting life-saving serum to quell the diptheria epidemic of Nome, Alaska.  Non-fiction adventure covers the entire race in a 3-part, historically accurate story. For grades 2 to 4.

TIME:  5 to 8 minutes for each part  
CAST:  2-8      
TONE:  exciting    
READABILITY:  grades 2 to 4

$1.50 Available
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...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 Store Product (K-2)

***  Create fluent readers!

33 Fun Animal Riddles Partner Plays

* Over 300 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans  

33 Animal Riddles


Vowel Scripts For Beginners

Explore the entire series of vowel scripts for beginning readers.

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Featured Store Product (3–5)

***  Encourage wise choices!

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

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Featured Store Product (3–8)

***  Sprinkle giggles into your day!

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