This resource provides free scripts for reader's theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others. The stories represent a range of genres, mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. Some scripts are available in Spanish or traditional Chinese translation for foreign language study and ESL. Suggested reading levels and ideas for use are also available at the web site. Special features, such as printable posters, audio recordings, extended author notes, fun writing exercises, and additional story formats, are available for many scripts. To find these features, click on links marked Aaron's Extras. (Author/ncl,nmb)
Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency
for Early Childhood
Demonstrate an understanding of reading fluency by use of phrasing, intonation and expression in shared reading (e.g., Brown Bear, Brown Bear).
Reading Applications: Literary Text for Early Childhood
Retell or re-enact events from a story through a variety of media and play events (e.g., dramatize a favorite story).