Monday, November 4, 2013

Print and Share Our Readers Theater Scripts

Step Back in Time!
Create Drama in Your Classroom or Scout Meeting Reading the Readers Theater Script for Susan Cooper's King of Shadows

The art of Readers Theater provides an inexpensive and compelling way to get kids reading! Readers Theater is similar to a radio play in that no costumes or props are required. Readers simply stand on stage--or in the front of the classroom!--and read their lines from a script, using their voices to dramatize the production.

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, recently presented a Children's Literary Lights Readers Theater presentation at the 2013 National Book Festival. In these days following the Festival, the NCBLA has created a Readers Theater Education Resource Guide, as well as several scripts, for adults to share with the young people in their lives.

Susan Cooper's Readers Theater script for her fantasy novel King of Shadows allows young people to travel back in time with 11-year old Nat Field as he wakes up confused when he  discovers he is no longer in the present, but 400 years in the past!

To print and share Cooper's Readers Theater script for King of Shadows, click here.

To learn more about Readers Theater and to print our Readers Theater Education Resource Guide, click here.