6/13/13

Reader's Theater for Beginning Readers

I have put a gigantic dent in my couch over the last couple of days.  I have also put a gigantic dent in the ranch dip with multiple bags of chips.  And I have also watched almost an entire season of ABC's Family Drama "Switched at Birth."

But, people, none of that matters!  I did it.

I finished my second Reader's Theater but this one is designed with the BEGINNING READER (read that with an echo) in mind.
Click {HERE} to see it on TpT

I am so excited to have these in my class this year.  Generally, I don't have a Reader's Theater center until the end of the year due to the fact that most of my kids are chasing me around the classroom and poking me and talking all the time while I'm trying to survive at the beginning of the year.  It's so "Joy Joy Happy Happy" those first few weeks of school.  What with all the crying and carrying on about Will We Ever Ever Get To Go Home This Long Day Lasts Forever And I Miss My Mommy.  And that's just me.

Oh, and also, some of my kids can't read in the beginning of the year, either.  There's that little issue to contend with, as well.

So, anywho, I designed this pack for the beginning reader!  I used larger font, picture clues, patterned word sentences, etc.

Take a look:


Hello?  Are you there?

Wake up!

I know.  It is a bit on the boring side. (A bit?)  But the second page is actually really riveting because Cat 1 opens his/her presents.  His/her because I don't want to hear any "I can't be that part because it's a girl or I can't be that part because I'm allergic and have to wash my hands after I pet a cat."  


See?  Didn't the second page just save this play and make it a bestseller?  I sure think so.

To read all about how I use these plays in my class, click {HERE}.  In a nutshell:  my kids "rehearse" these plays during their center time and then "perform" in front of the class.  It can also be used for guided reading if you want to mix it up a little, as well as a fun tool to use for Read to Someone during Daily Five.

Here are some pics of how I organize my plays:




I'm giving "The Birthday Party" play to EVERYONE!  Yippee!  Click {HERE} to download.

If you're interested in getting the whole pack, I will be giving three away, as always.  I'll let you know the winners on Saturday!

In the meantime, I've got to try to squeeze in one more episode before Bible Study tonight!  :)




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131 comments:

  1. My class loved your reader's theaters in May! I'm sure next years class would love this also!
    Alyce
    alyce.bartel@gmail.com

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  2. That's so funny...I just started watching "Switched at Birth" this week. I had never heard of it before we got our Roku. My husband just shakes his head when he sees I have it on. I am on episode 7.
    I love that you have more partner plays. Yay! I hope I win. :)

    simplyfuninfirst@gmail.com

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  3. So fun :)
    aconnolly 1216 @ gmail . com
    no spaces in my email!

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  4. Oh, I laughed out loud and accidentally spit out a little bit of the pretzel I was eating! I am so going to get this for my team to use next year. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I have a little puppet theatre that this will be perfect for during Read With Someone!! Keep making these!
    If I win, I'll still buy this for my team!
    egoliff@earthlink.net
    Thanks!!!
    emma

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  5. I'm excited to start using Reader's Theatre in my classroom!! They LOVE partner activities!
    Thanks!
    Kristin

    kmarino67@hotmail.com

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  6. These would be great to use in centers. Real reading. Sue
    sgrodek@roadrunner.com

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  7. LOOOOOVE!!! Can. not. wait!!! These are going to be awesome for "Read to Someone" in the fall!

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  8. Good job Kristin! Another fantastic product :-) Carol

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  9. Ooops! Email address for Mrs. Barton's First grade:

    barton1stgrade@gmail.com

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  10. OMG!!!! I am SO purchasing these!!!!! Unless of course I am the lucky winner! I commented before how your other ones were my favorite thing that I ever purchased from TPT! (and how my kiddos were trying to write their own plays!) Now I will have 2 all time favorite things that I purchased!! THANK YOU!!
    melissac2263@hotmail.com

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  11. Soooooo so excited you made these!!! LOVE!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  12. Yes, that script is Emmy-award winning! But seriously, what a fun way to practice sight words and fluency. Great job, Kirstin!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments

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  13. Perfect for the beginning of the year!
    ilovekdgt@gmail.com
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  14. I love that you made these such easy readers! These will be lots of fun for the beginning of next year! :)

    Amanda
    atervoort@gmail.com
    First Grade Garden

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  15. I love this!!

    Krystal
    krystalranda@gmail.com

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  16. This is so cute! I can relate to exactly what you are saying about the whining at the beginning of the year because the day is too long. I usually am asleep due to exhaustion by 7:30 on the first couple days of school. (and maybe a lack of nightmares about not being ready for those little tiny ones to come to school).

    Melissa
    baumgartelblessings@gmail.com

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  17. I just love your tongue in cheek humor! I'm laughing like a mad woman at the computer.
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  18. Looks awesome!!! This is great for my kiddies. :)

    Jill
    jlaschever@gmail.com

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  19. I love this and I want to win one!!! Please.

    Kathy
    imakteechur@gmail.com

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  20. I've been putting a dent in my couch catching up on Breaking Bad episodes. I feel better knowing someone else is doing TV marathons! Thanks for the freebie! My kinders (later in the year) will feel so grown up reading an entire play!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  21. Haha these are so cute and riveting! Okay we'll maybe only part of this last statement is true. ;-). Seriously though these would be awesome for my struggling readers...they'd feel so proud!

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  22. I DVR everything. When I play catch up on DVR, I say I spent the day cleaning...the DVR because it was getting full. That way it doesn't sound like I was lazy all day!

    Love the reader's theater! I'm moving to intervention next year so these could be helpful!

    tiger_grl_03@yahoo.com

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  23. This would be super fun for September or October. Love it!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jill
    jillsloothaak@att.net
    abcs and polkadots

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  24. I watched the first season of Switched at Birth, but then forgot about it. I haven't had time to dent my couch...my classroom is still not "finished." I am now shoving things into any open space, which will probably frustrate the custodians who will have things falling on them when they have to clean my room. I loved your first Readers Theater pack, so if I don't win the new one...I'll be buying it! lgnmill@comcast.net

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  25. I love reader's theater and I am so glad you made some for beginning reader's! If I don't win, I am still purchasing!
    robyncobb@hotmail.com

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  26. Perfect for beginning readers...it will really boost their self confidence...everyone tells them they will learn to read in Grade One...and thanks to your creativity...they are reading!!!!

    jenniferburgomaster@gmail.com

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  27. They look great!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

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  28. Love these--perfect for beginning readers! :) I am working on a Reader's Theaters for my fourthies and the upper elementary! Yours are inspirational :)

    Amelia
    wherethewildthingslearn

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win!

    So happy to follow you!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

    :o) V.
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  30. I LOVE this! I have been looking for some easy reader's theater scripts!
    ❤ Karen
    flamingofab@gmail.com
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

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  31. Thanks so much for the great giveaway.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  32. Love this! I feel the completely the same at the beginning of the year.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  33. Love it!

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  34. LOVE IT! I cannot wait to begin this next year! I am so excited! Thank you, you're awesome!

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  35. I'm so excited about these plays! I bought your other pack in May and will be assembling them soon. nl_scannon@seovec.org

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  36. This looks fantastic! I am always too scared to do a readers Theater..the fear of getting 10 minutes in and everyone being lost and confused! This looks like it could be completed in a small group! Fantastic!!! :)

    klill1012@gmail.com
    Katelin

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  37. How fun for the cute little cherubs! I would love to win them but will also be glad to buy them!

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  38. Love your first readers theater pack and would jst love this one! Great idea! It really helps those new readers gain confidence.:)
    Apeterson244@gmail.com

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  39. Fun Fun Fun!! We could do these plays with our Reading Buddies!!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  40. Looks great! I just bought your other pack at the end of this passed year! Can't wait to use them!

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  41. Looks great! Loved your post ;o) I could sooo relate! Ccapper@sbcglobal.net

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  42. I am laughing out loud as I am reading your post. I tried to explain it to my husband but his eyes glazed over as I was attempting to tell him why this was so funny. Thank you for reminding me why I am so glad I don't teach first grade!

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  43. I love your Reader's Theater Pack! Looks perfect for beginning of the year and my first grade ELL students!

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  44. Oops, forgot my email address!
    jennifervetter@yahoo.com

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  46. Super cute as always!

    Danielle
    danielle.faerber@gmail.com

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  47. Love it! Thanks for all you do!

    lj.heffernan @ gmail.com

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  48. You have a gift of making us laugh! I love this! Sooooo perfect for my beginning readers! As usual, I'm crossing my fingers. :)

    Taryn
    Taryn.Ryan@fairfieldsfuture.org

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  49. Your previous set has been a hit in my classroom!! My kiddos absolutely love them!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  50. I bought your other Reader's Theater pack and my students loved it. This looks great. It is in my Tpt cart already!
    Marcy
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  51. Looks great!


    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  52. Great idea!! I think the kids would love these at the beginning of the year! :)

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  54. These look great! I can't wait to use them!
    Kheila
    Two Friends In First

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  55. These are so fun! I'd love to win!!

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  56. hey Kristin! Love your cute little plays! And talk about Ri. Vet. Ting! Oh my! You got me with that ending! Would love to have a set of these!
    Thanks!
    Patty
    prutenbar@sturgisps.org

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  57. Not boring....perfect for the beginning of the year!

    MissGilbert01@gmail.com
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  58. These are great!
    brandyplacy@hotmail.com

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  59. LOVE this!!! They are boring but that is how they start to read. Can't wait to purchase my copy if I don't win!

    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I'd love to win a copy of the plays!
    lizdeal5@gmail.com

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  61. Love it! And Thank You for the freebie!
    krissye@hotmail.com

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  62. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing the freebie!! b822b@yahoo.com

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  63. I'd love to have this! Thanks so much!

    ~Wendy
    sdwd727@gmail.com

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  64. I love the other plays and these will be AWESOME!!! Can't wait!
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  65. Perfect for the beginning of the year! :)

    sarahraulli@gmail.com

    Thanks for making me laugh (like usual!)

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  66. You are super sweet to give away so much. Love the freebie! Can't wait to do readers theater at the beginning of the year now!
    Jmcpang78@gmail.com

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  67. Love this idea!

    jkprater13@gmail.com

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  68. These look fantastic!! What a great way to introduce readers theater earlier in the year! Thanks for the freebie.

    greeneysajs@yahoo.com

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  69. In August I start my first year of teaching - first/second combo class. I have always wanted to try readers theatre but never got a chance to while student teaching. I am looking forward to trying the idea as a center!

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  70. These look great for beginning of the year- especially for those who are starting to read. Need to challenge them from the start.

    Lishelle
    Llburmeister@msn.com

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  71. This looks wonderful!!!

    rmdirk@aol.com

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  72. I would love to be able to use these right away next year! You are awesome!!!

    Katie
    kryan428@gmail.com

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  73. So cute! Excited to use this at the beginning of the year!

    Tawna

    cheerbugtawn22@gmail.com

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  74. Love this! Will really help my struggling readers with their fluency. :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  75. Love it!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  76. This looks awesome and quite riveting! :)
    Jessica
    jnstevens0726@yahoo.com

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  77. This looks so great for the beginning of the year! Thanks for your hard work!
    Mandygraham311@yahoo.com

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  78. These look awesome to encourage those new readers at the beginning of the year! Thanks for the awesome opportunity!!
    Shibahn

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    1. I hit publish too soon. My email is below...
      landrylandoflearning@gmail.com

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  79. I would love to have this great beginning play packet.
    Jill. Pig5010@msn.com

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  80. We just cable yesterday. When I saw The Real housewives of Orange County on last night. I wondered what Teeny tiny Teacher would have to say about it!

    The Reader's Theater look fantastic!
    kjdugan1@cox.net

    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  81. Would love to win!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  82. You're hilarious, as usual! These will be perfect for the beginning of the year and (for some of my kids) the end of the year as well!

    Kris :)

    ballbabies@msn.com

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  83. Well - since I have your end of the year Readers' Theater, I should have the beginning of the year set as well!

    Valerie
    zputty@gmail.com

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  84. Loving your Reader's Theatre pack - looks terrific!

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns
    stefanie.galvin@gmail.com

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  85. These look great. I would love to win! My kids would love them next year.
    Megan
    meganhorman@gmail.com

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  86. These are great.
    dramsey@nbsd.k12.pa.us

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  87. My students loved your reader's theater unit at the end of the year. Would love to have these for the beginning of the year!

    Thanks for sharing all of your goodies with us!

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  88. I love switched at birth! Have you tried pretty little liars? Readers theater looks too cute. My firsties would love it :) Sara.vessels@gmail.com

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  89. I love switched at birth! Have you tried pretty little liars? Readers theater looks too cute. My firsties would love it :) Sara.vessels@gmail.com

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  90. That cat sure did get a lot of nice gifts! This 1st grade teacher would sure like to have a nice gift-in the form of these BOY plays! amygonz@gmail.com

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  91. The joy Reader's Theater brings is not teeny tiny in size!!!! THANKS FOR SHARING and buckets of smiles to you! Enjoy summer!
    rwenzel@netnet.net

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  92. Great! Perfect for the littles!

    smontano9@cox.net

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  93. These plays are wonderful for beginning readers of all ages! I am excited about trying them this fall! Clairhr@comcast.net

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  94. Wow...I am so excited about these. I Usually have to wait until the end of Kindergarten to introduce reader theater. (and even then some of my low kidddos struggle) Thanks for this great resource. :)

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  95. Super cute as always!
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  96. I love your Reader's Theater packets! It would be great to win the beginning set to go with the other set I have:-)
    Jan
    jcatotti@aol.com

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  97. I would love these for my first grade classroom. Your other set is in my shopping cart already!
    Mandmyoung(at)chartermi(dot)net

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  98. Love love your Reader's Theater sets! It would be fun to try them next year!

    Karen

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    Anappleadayinfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  99. Enthralling! I think I can actually hear the kids sounding out the words! Aaaaaaaaaaa t, aaaaaaaaaa t, aaaaaaaa t AT! :)

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  100. oops forgot my email- moushey1485@yahoo.com

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  101. I can only hope I get lucky. Thanks for the opportunity. I can hear the applause!
    beach.3@cox.net

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  102. It's really cute! I would love to see a video of kids doing this!!! :)
    Heidi

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  103. Excited to try these in Kindergarten!

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  104. Love your creativity!! I shared this on Facebook but couldnt figure out where to put the link :-S
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  105. I would love to have these for next year!
    jessc63@hotmail.com

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  106. Thank you! I love doing Reader's Theatre with my class, but most are on such a higher level that we can't have our fun until spring. (I have photos on my blog of how we incorporate it...SO fun) Anyway, I look forward to trying these during our literacy centers at the beginning of the year. Keep them coming:)

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  107. These will be great for my kindergarten class!
    irishbook_gal@yahoo.com

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  108. These are great!!!
    Brittany
    bmabe@ovcapatriots.com

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  109. These are so fun! Melissa.s.janson@gmail.com

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  110. So much fun! katrina.glick3@gmail.com

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  111. I teach at a Title 1 school; these would be perfect for many of my students at various times throughout the year. careywaye @ gmail.com

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  112. This would be great to use in my classroom next year! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  113. I LOVE your first Readers Theater set...I'm sure these are going to be equally as great!
    Fingers crossed!!!
    vmp1269@msn.com

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  114. I also love your first reader's theatre set, and my kiddos would have loved to start this earlier in the year. Looking forward to getting the set for September. Any chance there will be a 'harder' version coming any time soon???? :)

    Kristin
    kristin.henderson28@gmail.com

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  115. I have- and love- your first reader's theatres. I'd love to have your new one for the start of the year.

    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  116. Your Reader's Theatre look like so much fun, I'd love to win the set!

    ecoan88@gmail.com

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  117. I love it..... katieknight@sbcglobal.net

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  118. Your Reader's Theater is so much better than anything published out there! I'd love to win!! j-ashaw@comcast.net
    Angela

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  119. Love this! jenlaplante19@gmail.com

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  120. This beginner set is just what I need for my Kinders! I want to get some going in my classroom. I'd love to be the winner of this one.

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  121. Fabulous as always. A great resource that I can't wait to use.

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  122. Fabulous as always. A great resource that I can't wait to use.

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  123. I think my class would love this. The 1st and 2nd graders at our school did a few plays for our class last year. I think my PreK & K would love to be able to do something of their own.

    clsrechkemmer@gmail.com

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