Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Reader's Theater

A few months ago, I posted about how we do reader's theater in my classroom. It really seems to build confidence and improve reading fluency for readers of all levels. I also like that students have to really focus their attention to know when to read their part in each play.

Welcome to our theater! 

 You can read my last post here

My friend, Kristin (A Teeny Tiny Teacher) made the first set of plays that I posted about in the previous post.  My students LOVED her first set of plays!
I'm so excited that she made another set. 
I can't wait to use her second set with my first graders next year!

You can find her new set by clicking on the image below.

Thank you for all of your hard work, Kristin!



  1. What an adorable puppet stand! I love the idea of reader's theater, but have never done it a lot. I do use a puppet station for students to retell stories. I bought some bulletin board fairy tale pieces and put them on popsicle sticks. After we read the fairy tale, I will put the book and puppets at the puppet station so students can practice retelling the story. It's always a big winner =)

    Amanda @
    Teacher at the Wheel

    1. Hi Amanda, Thanks for visiting! I love the idea of using bulletin board pieces for retelling fairy tales! Gonna have to do that with my first graders next year!

  2. This looks amazing...I am pinning to show my husband because I want one. My students always love readers theater...even the shy ones come out of their shell. I am heading over to your earlier post. Thanks for sharing this!!!
    Two Friends In First

    1. Hi Kheila,
      Thanks for visiting! Fingers crossed that hubby likes the idea!

  3. Oh how I WISH I could get my hands on a puppet stand like that! Absolutely LOVE it!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. I am absolutely, head over heels in love with Kristen's Reader's Theatre and Kristen as well! Your puppet show is amazing. You must be a remarkable teacher!!!!

  5. Love how you set up your theater! I think the cube seats are the perfect addition!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten