April Plays- On Sale 99 Cents

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Hooray for Spring K-2 a play which includes rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to help bolster young children’s reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions. Also  Viva La Primavera  in Spanish.

All Aboard the Earth Train  K-2 Explore the things that live on earth in this short science play. Play includes rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help young learners build reading confidence. Great for Earth Day-April 22.

Being a Kite 3+  Spring Poem and Playlet. This poetry play includes an easy lesson plan to help you teach the essentials of poetic form PLUS terrific tips for presenting the plays in your classroom.

Fly High Butterfly K-1 Explore the life cycle of butterflies in this short science play. Play includes rhyme, repetition, and predictable language.

 

ereaderstheater.com-quick ready-to-go plays for your classroom.

 

 

 

Teacher Tips For Doing a Class Play

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  • Print extra copies of the script for students who have misplaced their scripts.
  • Keep a master copy close by on a handy clipboard. If you find clipboards on sale at the dollar store—it is a great idea to have clipboards for each student to hold their scripts in their hands.
  • Have highlighter pens for students to highlight their speaking roles. Some teachers like to use acetate covers or clear plastic folders over the script so that students can mark up the script.
  • When you select a script to do with your class—make it an event! Begin the script by reading it aloud to your class. Then hand out the scripts and read the play again to the students allowing them to hear your excitement as you read.
  • Be sure to make reference to the original source of the play. If the script is an adaptation from a book, be sure to have the book in the classroom so that students can make the connection to the book.
  • When you coach your students–aim your coaching specifically at a character’s emotions and motivations.
  • Send the scripts home with students to practice. Reading to parents is a great opportunity to build reading fluency by practicing at home.
  • Consider inviting an audience to watch the Readers Theater presentation. Students enjoy performing for one another.
  • Above all–Have fun with Readers Theater and staging plays. Remember that this is a fun way to encourage fluency in reading but it is also a fun and memorable activity for your students.
  • And check out ereaderstheater.com for great plays, ideas and teacher support. Just browse, print and produce!

Valentine’s Day Fun Play Ideas

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February 14th–Day of candy hearts and sticky hands…lots of hearts and lace doilies. Why not think about a class play for this fun February holiday?  ereaderstheater has great ideas for less than $1.00.

Valentine’s Day Around the Clock K-2 includes Rhyme, repetition, predictable text, and supportive illustrations help young children gain reading confidence. Includes extension activities across the curriculum and literature links!

Cupid’s Day Off  Includes cross-curricular extension activities and book links. Perfect for classroom read-alouds or full-scale productions.

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February Fun Plays-Groundhogs Galore!

 

poster1February is filled with fun opportunities to do a play. eReaderstheater.com has plenty of ready-to-go February ideas for staging quick plays in your classroom. All February plays are only 99 Cents! First up…Tomorrow, February 2 is Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Grades K-1  includes rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to help bolster young children’s reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions. In Spanish too! Dia De La Marmota

The Rabbit who Stole Groundhog Day  Grades 1-3  includes cross-curricular extension activities and book links. Perfect for classroom read-alouds!