Easy, Emergent, Beg. Rdr Scripts, Grades 3-5

Encourage your emergent and beginning readers with easy Readers Theater scripts with a readability of grades K-2.  Choose from a wide menu of options from over 20 short vowel scripts and 16 long vowel scripts.  The Script Buffet serves plenty of partner plays for two readers or choral reading.  Plus, you'll discover a growing treasure trove of fiction and non-fiction scripts for primary level, special ed, and ESL or ELL students.  

NOTE:  Make sure you check our Grades K-2 section in the new Script Buffet Table.  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).  Or, click the sub-category to see a more limited selection of scripts based on specific topics.

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 

"In This Category" is a bulleted directory, organized alphabetically, and clickable. 

Below the bulleted directory are summaries for all of our Character Building scripts in grades 3–5 in order of publication, most recent first.

Script Buffet Star =  exclusive for paying Script Buffet Club members

In This Category

Recent articles

  My Panda (R=2.0)
  The Hose Phone (R = 1.0)
  Mole and the Crow (long “o” as “o_e”, “o_a”, “ow”, “old”, and “oh”) (R = 0.0, K)
  The Spy Fly (long "i" as "y") R=0.0 (K-1)
  The Baby's Tune (long "u" as "u__e") R = 0.0 (K-1)
  Luke's Mule (long "u" as "u__e") R = 0.0 (K-1)
  The Tune (long "u" as "u__e") (R = 0.0, K-1)
  A Sick Visit (long "u" as "ue" and "ui"; R=0.0, K-1)
  Sue's Tuna Stew (long "u" as "ew"; R=0.0, think K-1)
  Mole's Bad Dream (long "o" as "o__e") (R=0.0, K-1)
  A Joke for Mole (long "o" as "o__e") (R = K-1)
  Swine by the Pines (long "i" as "i__e") (R=0.0, K-1)