It’s supposed to be 105 or 106 degrees today so we are going to be stuck inside today. Which means it is absolutely not my fault if I have to watch a movie or two, read some blogs, peruse Pinterest, and eat snacks. It’s out of my control. There’s just nothing I can do about it. Ho hum.
Before I go, I am dying to tell you about my new Reader’s Theater pack. I am so excited about it because it is for Advanced Readers. The plays were so much fun to write, and you know I like to write so I was really in my element.
Compared to my Beginning Reader packs, this pack has varied sentence structure, a smaller font size, and no picture clues. There are still two characters in each play (non-gender specific so you don’t have to listen to two boys argue over who has to be the mom) and each play is two pages in length.
I wrote these plays with some of my advanced first graders in mind (as in, I actually pictured a couple of my students “rehearsing” during centers) and now I can’t wait to show it to them. My high readers tend to ad-lib my Beginning Reader plays because the scripts are just way too easy for them.
And, I’m sorry, but don’t go changing my lines, thankyouverymuch.
These ten new plays will be just the ticket for differentiating for all of my learners.
Here’s a sample. I had a hard time choosing a sample because I really like all of them. But I read this particular play out loud to my husband and I may or may not have asked him to be Cat 2.
I stayed away from Halloween topics just to be on the safe side. You’ll find apples, pumpkins, football, leaves, pie, and other autumn harvest topics instead.
If you’d like to win a copy, I’m having a little give away over on my Facebook page . . .
Alright. I’m off to eat snacks. And it’s pretty cold in our air conditioned house so I may need to wear a hoodie and pretend we’re actually having fall weather outside.
Hope Newport says
Your day of snack eating and chillaxing sounds fabulous! I must have your readers theater pack too because there's no better way to have them workin on fluency!! Happy Sunday!
Teaching with Hope
Ha Dinh says
Awesome resource! Have a great Sunday!
Frist Grade Shashay
KTP on TPT says
OMG, I am so excited about these new plays!!!!!!! I LOVED doing all of your other ones with my firsties, but this year I moved up to 2nd grade so these are beyond PERFECT! Hope you'll make more "advanced" sets- yay!!!!!!
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The reader's theater looks awesome! I should probably turn down my AC so I can put a sweatshirt on.
Rambling About Reading
These look awesome! I love that your writing style and voice really shines through. We had the windows open and I had to close them because it dropped to 60 degrees in here! Sweatshirt AND a blanket required 🙂
The Positively Polka Dotted Teacher says
Such a great resource! I purchased your other reader theaters and my higher group needs something more challenging. I am going to purchase these and I know they will LOVE them. Thank you! I also wanted to say you are the reason I started blogging. I get such a kick out of your blog, and I can only hope to bring a tad bit of happiness for my own personal audience. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!