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Stories Behind Scripts

Stories Behind Scripts


Now, for the rest of the story....

This section is for you IF you're any of the following:

Curious, Ambitious, or Creative

  Curious about stories behind some of Readers Theater All Year scripts

•  Ambitious about learning to write scripts for Readers Theater All Year

•  Committed to raising up leaders and creators

You see, this category contains a brief interview with the author of some of our Readers Theater scripts and the stories behind each script.

Readers Theater Script Author Interviews

 Each article in this section will contain the title of one of our scripts and the story behind that script. We will try to have the author of the Readers Theater All Year script briefly answer the following questions:

•  Where did you get the idea for this script?

•  What resources did you use to write the script?

•  How long did it take you to write the script?

•  Why did you write the script?

•  Which story about the script or the process of writing it would you like to share?

This should be fun!  If you have other questions that you or your students want answered by the authors of the scripts let us know!  Who knows?  Maybe one day we'll interview you!

Scroll down the page to see what interviews we have currently completed.

Recent articles

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  Author Interview: The Betsy Ross Story
  Author Interview: Hip Hop Water Drop!
  Author Interview: Goldy Socks and the Three Hares
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

> 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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