December is here! What happened to fall? I'm still recovering from Halloween and Thanksgiving. I hope that you have had time to enjoy family and friends. Things never seem to slow down, do they?
I've been very negligent about posting on my blog, and not as productive with my teachers pay teachers store as I'd like to be. But just recently I was able to create a readers theater, which is probably the kind of product I love making the most. It's called "Where's Rudolph?" In this readers theater, Rudolph is missing on the very night Santa is preparing to take off. Mrs. Claus and the elves do their best to investigate. Finally, the mystery is solved!
I am hoping to hook my 4th grade intervention group into reading it. It's just the right length for them--and not too babyish, either. I am going to get some hot cocoa to have as a refreshment to add to the fun.
Take a peek at this preview:
Readers theater scripts are a very effective tool for practicing fluency, confidence, and developing speaking and listening skills. What I love about readers theaters is that you don't have to prepare a lot. Make name tags or character puppets on popsicle sticks...or even pencils (with toppers). But if you are ambitious enough, have time, and your kids want to go for it, try turning it into a short skit! Make it a fun afternoon---when you know your kids are already too excited to sit at desks this time of year!
If you'd like to check it out, please click here. Let me know if you have questions. Just go to "Ask a question" on my store page. (You can always add a comment on my blog here, too.)
Thanks for stopping by!