If you ask a dozen theater arts types what Reader's Theater is you'll get about 12 different answers. Reader's Theater is like that: a lot of things to a lot of different people. That's one of its strengths. Reader's Theater was started primarily as a way of introducing kids to theater concepts in a way that was easy to immediately grasp and enjoy. Kids who don't understand any theater concepts such as staging or reacting, and find it difficult to memorize lines can be perfect performers in quick order using Reader's Theater. Of course, the same things that makes it attractive and easy for kids makes it something that any adult, no matter how much or little theater experience they have, can pick up and become quite expert at.
Introduction and How-To Scripts. If this is your first time with RT, start here. It's All in the Delivery: Adapting Prose for Reader's Theater "In this lesson, students will explore how delivering text conveys intent and meaning. They will then adapt any text being studied in class into script formats for discussion and presentations. Students then write their own scripts.
Enliven your literature and drama programs with these terrific Readers Theatre scripts Featuring 16 original scripts that have been adapted from classic works of English literature, this book is perfect for use with young adults and ESL students. The scripts are easy to read and bring out the spirit and essence of each literary work. Each script comes with an introduction, background information, presentation suggestions, prop recommendations, and an overview of the characters. Your students will thoroughly enjoy themselves as they learn about the subject 0rea and improve their vocal and presentation skills.