If you are reading Judy Freeman's Oh No! or your class loves animals, use a reader's theater exercise to bring the story to life. After assigning 12 parts to your young actors, have them act out the story with a script that will be engaging to everyone.
- Rotate the characters to different readers over several readings to allow everyone in the class a chance to participate
- Create a play around the script, complete with a set and a parent audience
- Some lines call for multiple narrators to read in unison; consider simplifying these lines for only one reader if you are working with younger kids
- Offers helpful tips and instructions for conducting a reader's theater