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Reader’s Theater Scripts

Fluency and comprehension are at the heart of upper grades reading instruction, and these reader’s theater scripts have been carefully designed to review both! My students absolutely LOVE reader’s theater, and I love all the benefits they provide. 

I set out to create a set of Reader’s Theater that helps students practice their reading comprehension skills, gives them plenty of opportunity for oral reading fluency practice, and provides accountability to both the readers and the audience.

This set of INFERENCE Reader’s Theater Scripts Includes:

  • 9 High-Interest Reader’s Theater Play Scripts
  • 1 Reader Reflection Page for Each Play with a focus on MAKING INFERENCES
  • 2 Audience Reflection Pages for Each Play with a focus on MAKING INFERENCES
  • Reader’s Theater Self-Reflection Rubric

These Plays include 34 student parts total:

  • 2 Plays: Parts for 2 students
  • 2 Plays:  Parts for 5 students
  • 2 Plays: Parts for 4 students
  • 2 Plays: Parts for 3 students
  • 1 Play: Parts for 6 students

What makes these plays unique?

  • 9 inference plays with a variety of student roles included: This allows for smaller groups to maximize reading time and fluency practice, more collaboration with smaller group sizes, differentiation options, and ensures that everyone has a valuable part in the play. This also makes planning easier for teachers with a wide variety of class sizes.
  • Skill-Based Plays: These plays have been written to focus specifically on helping students make inferences. They all have a fun mystery to solve that will keep your students engaged and using text evidence to make inferences, draw conclusions, and make predictions.
  • Reader Tasks for Comprehension: Each play has a one-page reader task that asks students to think critically about the content of their play.
  • Audience Tasks for Comprehension: Hold all of your students accountable with these audience tasks!

More scripts, covering more essential reading skills, are on the way!

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