Contents of Readers' Theatre Lower Primary Book 2:
Performance Review Template
Assessing Oral Presentations
Scripts and Activities
The Aussie Barbeque (Character Education, Language Arts)
The Earth's Seven Continents (Language Arts, Science)
The Foolish Little Hare: A Fable (Language Arts)
Don't Forget Zero (Language Arts, Mathematics)
How Anansi Brought Stories to Earth (African Traditions, Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics)
The Little Pollinators (Language Arts, Science)
The Bunyip and the Koala (Aboriginal Traditions, Language Arts)
The Beetle Got Her Jewelled Coat (Language Arts, Social Studies)
The Lost Kitten (Character Education, Language Arts)
Our Solar System (Language Arts, Science)
About the series:
Reader's Theatre is not a fully-staged production with sets, costumes and dramatic action performed by actors who memorise lines from a script. Instead, a Readers' Theatre performance is a dramatic reading, just as its name suggests. Readers are usually seated, reading from a script that is held in their hands or placed on a music stand in front of them. There may be minimal use of costumes or props, such as hats, a sceptre or crown, or a simple backdrop to provide a suggestion of the setting and characters that the readers hope to bring to life for the audience during their dramatic reading.
Readers' Theatre offers all the enrichment of traditional theatre productions, but without the logistical challenges that come with designing and building sets and creating costumes. Students are spared the stress of having to memorise lines, and can instead focus on developing a strong dramatic reading of the script.
Readers’ Theatre offers your students all the enrichment of traditional theatre productions without the hassles of set building, staging, costume and production.
- Builds oral fluency and reading and language skills
- Provides easy-to-perform scripts across a broad range of topics
- Makes drama performances possible within the classroom
- Independent follow-up activities
Students can focus on developing a strong dramatic performance by directly reading from the scripts provided in these books. In doing so, they learn about famous people, places, history and more.
Perfect to extend all Key Learning Areas, this series provides reproducible plays on a wide variety of topics from traditional tales, historic plays and contemporary issues.
Each grade-level book contains over 10 complete scripts.