Mystery Scripts, Grades 3—5

Encourage your students to read while they build confidence with mystery Readers Theater.  Choose mysteries based on fiction or true stories from our growing buffet of scripts.  These mysteries often have roots in true stories or are based on real-life mysteries.  Many include humor.  If you're a member of our Script Buffet Club you may suggest future script ideas.

Click on a Readers Theater script title below to read an excerpt from the script and access the printable PDF (complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans).

IMPORTANT:  Most of our scripts are available to our paying Script Buffet Club members only.  Each one pays a little and reaps a lot.  :)

R = Readability grade level (based on Flesch-Kincaide Readability Formula)

Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2 

Below are script titles in order of publication, most recent first.

Gold Star 2= exclusive script for Script Buffet Club paying members

NOTE: To see the rest of the list, click "more articles >>" at the bottom of the page.

Recent articles

  Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses: The Swamp Mystery (Simplified) (R = 2.1)
  Racer Rabbit's Marathon (R = 3.2)
  Mystery of the Runaway Mutt (Advanced) (R = 4.1)
  Mystery of the Runaway Mutt (Simplified) (R = 2.6)
  Mystery of the Runaway Mutt (R = 3.6)
  The White Elephant Birthday: The Party (Part III) (R = 1.9)
  The White Elephant Birthday: The Mystery Gift (Part II) (R = 2.3)
  The White Elephant Birthday: The Party Invitation (Part I) (R = 3.2)
  Mystery of the Missing Cat (R = 2.3)
  Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses: The Swamp Mystery (R = 4.2)
  The F-I-B: Case #33 (R=4.6)