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In this Readers Theater All Year restaurant we like to serve it up "all you can eat!"

But, to keep this website free of lots of annoying ads and easy for a non-techie to administer we have to pay for several services that help you.  Most of our scripts are in our Script Buffet Club Table where you may have access 24/7 for pennies a day–with new scripts added regularly.
 
All of our trustworthy Readers Theater scripts are printable and come with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans!
 
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***Click on the Readers Theater script titles below to see a brief excerpt of each trustworthy free script and a download link to the full printable PDF version. 
(Flesch-Kincaide Readability Score and more links will be added to our early free scripts.)

** Adventures--("Pet Shop Stop", "Noodle Strudel", "Flying Baloney", "Fuzzy, Pal, and Darrel"  Parts I & II, and scripts on the Iditarod in the Script Buffet for members)
 
** Biographies--(Most are in Script Buffet Club for members:  Alexander Graham Bell, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Kit Carson, Luis Walter Alvarez, Wright Brothers, and more...)
 •  "The Betsy Ross Story" (Includes former president George Washington)


** Black History--  (Note:  more in the Script Buffet for members located in History category)
 •  "Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses:  Joe's Journey"
 •  "The Drinking Gourd"

 •  "Underground Railroad Codes"


** Character Building--  (on multiple positive character qualities in Script Buffet Club for members)

 •  "The Betsy Ross Story" (Includes former president George Washington)
 •  "The Tiny Crooked Crack" (grades 3-5)  (Also an advanced version for grades 6–8+)

 

**  Easy, Emergent, Beginning Readers (grades K-8, ESL, ELL special ed)(more than 66 scripts in this category for Script Buffet Club members.)
•  "Tribes and Teams Cheer"  (Choral RT; grades K-5+, ESL, special ed)  *character-building

 

**  Entrepreneurship/Economics  ("Turkey Dreams" in Script Buffet Club for members. Also an enhanced version in our Store.)
•  "The Tiny Crooked Crack" (grades 3-5) (Also an advanced version for grades 6–8+)


**  Everyday Life--(More scripts in Script Buffet Club for members.)
•  "Dog Jog Adventure"  (grades 3-5, middle school, high school, adults)

•   "The Earth Day Hen and Friends"  (Two Versions:  Easy and Expanded)

** Family Fun--(More 
scripts in Script Buffet for members, including "This Little Piggy Loves Jokes" for grades 2-4+)
•  "Dog Jog Adventure (Advanced vocabulary) (grades 3-5, middle school, high school)

** Health--(Note:  The partner script on fats, "The F-I-B Case #33," is in the Script Buffet Club, plus the fun, healthy-heart script "Oh, My Heart, Heart, Heart.")
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"The Sugar Spies"
•  "Talking Pets – Beyond Earth Day" (grades 3–6+)

**History--(See Biographies, Black History, and Patriotic Sections, please.  NOTE:  More scripts in Script Buffet Club for members:  First Flight, Great Depression, Iditarod Race, Inventors and Inventions...)
  "Never, Never, Never Forget 9/11"  (grades 3-5, middle school, high school, adults)
  "9/11 Heroes"  (mature grades 1-3,ESL)
    
    Columbus Day
(two in Script Buffet Club for members)
   
    Easter--
See www.ScriptsByWarren.com for free (and paid) Easter scripts based on Biblical literature.
   
    Earth Day--(NOTE:  Also see environmental series on the American shad fish restoration under "Science.")

•  "The Earth Day Hen and Friends"  (Two Versions:  Easy and Expanded)
•  "Talking Pets – Beyond Earth Day" (grades 3–6+)

    End of School--(Pick something fun!)

    Father's Day-- (one more in Script Buffet Club for members)
•  "Wanted to Say"  (grades 2-4+)
•  "Hats Off to Dad" (grades K-3)

    Flag Day--
 
"The Betsy Ross Story" (Includes former president George Washington)

    Groundhog's Day--
(3-part character-building and science script "Waddles the Grateful Groundhog" in Script Buffet for members; versions for grades K–4)
  

     Memorial Day--
•  "Sack Lunch Flying" (grades 4–6; also a free, simplified version in the Script Buffet Table suitable for grade 2 and 3)

    Mother's Day--
•  "Mom:  Every Day Is Mother's Day"

    New Year   ("Turkey Dreams" in Script Buffet Club for paying members. Also an enhanced version in our Store.) 

    Patriot Day (Sept. 11)--
 
  "Never, Never, Never Forget 9/11"   (grades 3-5,middle school/high school, adults)
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  "9/11 Heroes"  (mature grades 1-3,ESL)

    President's Day-- (Note:  3 versions of "President's Day Quiz Parade" in Script Buffet Club--one for primary students, one for grades 3-5, one for grades 6-8.)
  "The Betsy Ross Story" (Includes former president George Washington)
"Abraham Lincoln:  It's Lincoln Penny Day!" (Two Versions:  Group/Audience Participation or Short Version) 
(This set of scripts has a VERY extensive list of trustworthy annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans.)

    Remembrance Day--
 
"Sack Lunch Flying" (grades 4–6; also a free, simplified version in the Script Buffet Table suitable for grade 2 and 3)
   
    St. Patrick's Day--

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"St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show"(Three grade levels accessible in our Script Buffet Table.)

    Super Bowl--
•  "Super Bowl Students vs. Salamander Sly"  (sports/football) (grades 3-7)  *character-building

    Teacher Appreciation Day--
  "Three Cheers for Teachers!"


    Thanksgiving
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•  "Squanto's Squash" (Two versions: Group/Audience Participation or Short Version)
 
"Give Thanks to the Lord:  From Psalm 136 KJV" (2 Versions)
 
"American Thanks"

    Valentine's Day-- ("Oh, My Heart, Heart, Heart" in Script Buffet Club for members and a Flexi-Curric™ version in our Store)

    Veterans Day--
•  "Sack Lunch Flying" (grades 4–6; also a free, simplified version in the Script Buffet Table suitable for grade 2 and 3)


**Humorous Flavors--(Many more humorous scripts in the Script Buffet for members, including "Noodle Strudel," "This Little Piggy Loves Jokes," and "Kid's Talk Show Interview:  Banana Man, the Not-So-Serious Spy")
• "Dog Jog Adventure"  (grades 3-5, middle school, high school, adults)
•  "Dog Jog Adventure (Advanced vocabulary) (grades 3-5, middle school, high school) •  "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show"(Three grade levels accessible in our Script Buffet Table.)
•  "The Earth Day Hen and Friends"  (Two Versions:  Easy and Expanded)
•  "The Sugar Spies"

** Language Arts & Poetry: (in Script Buffet for members: thesaurus, poetry, puns...)
•  "Oh, Give Me a Home in a Book" (grades K–2, based on the song Home on the Range)

** Literature:
   
    Aesop's
Fables-- (8 more Aesop's Fables in the Script Buffet for members)
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"The Beaver and the Lumberjack" with audio
   
    Biblical Literature
-- (3 more in Script Buffet Club)
•  "The Sower and the Seed"
•  "Give Thanks to the Lord:  From Paslm 136 KJV"
•  "Make a Joyful Noise!  Psalm 100 KJV"
•  "The Good Samaritan"
   
    Parables--(many more in the Script Buffet Club)
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"The Sower and the Seed"
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"The Good Samaritan"
•  "The Tiny Crooked Crack" (grades 3-5) (Also an advanced version for grades 6–8+)
   
    Tales--
("The Little Red Rooster, Master Chef," "This Little Piggy Loves Jokes," "The Bremen Town Detective Band--Parts I & II," and "Percy and Pudge:  The Sand Castle" are also in the Script Buffet for members.)
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"Goldy Socks and the Three Hares"  with audio

** Mysteries 
(More mysteries in the Script Buffet Club for members.)
•  "The Sugar Spies"

** Patriotic-- (3 more patriotic scripts in the Script Buffet for members.)
•  "The Betsy Ross Story" (Includes former president George Washington)
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"Abraham Lincoln:  It's Lincoln Penny Day!" (Two Versions:  Group/Audience Participation or Short Version) (This set of scripts has a VERY extensive list of trustworthy annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans.)
  "Never, Never, Never Forget 9/11"  (grades 3-5, middle school, high school, adults)

•  "Sack Lunch Flying" (grades 4–6; also a free, simplified version in the Script Buffet Table suitable for grade 2 and 3)
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  "9/11 Heroes"  (mature grades 1-3, ESL)

** Science & Nature--(More in the Script Buffet Club for members.)
•  "Hip Hop Water Drop!"
•  "Kids Save Shad" (grades 1-3)  Cast=3-4+(4 choruses)
** Social Studies and Cultures--(in the Script Buffet Club for members.)
** Sports--(more in the Script Buffet Club for members.)
•  "Super Bowl Students vs. Salamander Sly"  (sports/football) (grades 3-7)  *character-building
** Transportation--(in the Script Buffet Club for members.)
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 Gold StarThanks for checking out our free Readers Theater script samples.  The "all-you-can-eat" Script Buffet Club for paying members includes all these categories and more–over 300 scripts.  

For Script Buffet Club benefits see  Why Do Teachers Join Readers Theater All Year's  Script Buffet Club?
 

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Summaries of all our Free Scripts are listed below by date of publication, most recent first. At the bottom of each page click on "more articles" to see the next page.

  Sack Lunch Flying (Simplified) R = 3.1
  Squanto's Squash (R=4.5) (Group Participation and Short Versions)
  Dog Jog Adventure with the Sisters (R = 3.6)
  12 Tips for Teachers Who Need Free Supplies
  Talking Pets—Beyond Earth Day (R = 4.8)
  Oh, Give Me a Home in a Book (R = 1.6)
  St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Middle School) (R = 6.8)
  St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Simplified) (R = 3.6)
  The Tiny Crooked Crack (R = 4.0)
  The Tiny Crooked Crack (Advanced) (R = 5.3)
  Moon Talk--from Apollo 11 (Long Version) (R = 5.0)
  Moon Talk--from Apollo 11 (Shortened) (R = 5.1)
 
Praise from Teachers

...Keep doing what you are doing.  There are not enough quality scripts available for children and teens.  So many are inappropriate from a parent's perspective.  As a teacher I want to also build character and integrity while I teach a subject.  Why can't drama build up, inspire and be thought provoking?...Anyway, keep doing what you're doing...we need all the help we can get!
Jen H., Drama teacher

> ...I have been teaching for 35 years. RT has been part of my education journey for the majority of that time. Initially my experience with it was as a performance genre in the Drama Curriculum. Now I use it across the curriculum - a wonderful high motivation strategy in the language program - particularly reading - and so much more as you would know. I was drawn to your 'community' by the idea of leadership... I think what you're doing is wonderful..."
Graham B. Former primary teacher (now a Visual Art and Drama specialist)

Readers Theater All Year is the most comprehensive collection of Readers Theater scripts and resources I have found on the internet!...Thank you Carol for your leadership and vision and for making Readers Theater so accessible for teachers and parents.
Daniel Fiore, Elementary teacher/author What They Have Taught Me

I found the free readers theater online scripts, teaching tips, and curriculum teleseminars at Readers Theater All Year very inspirational to me. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation script in my ESOL classes before Christmas break and my students all enjoyed it..
Lily T. Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

"> ..We did Squanto's Squash for the family on Thanksgiving and [my sons] participated and loved it. I am so excited about making this a major part of homeschooling. What a great way to learn!
Bethany P. Homeschooling Mom

> ...re: our script "The Earth Day Hen and Friends" I've used this! The kids love it. Thank you for sharing...It's just right for all levels in the class...Your free scripts are wonderful!...They learn so much from drama and reader's theatre...I see the shy ones gain confidence as they read. Fluency and prosody increases with reader's theatre...
Angela D., 3rd grade teacher

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