Reader’s Theater:
Bringing Literature to Life!

There are so many ways to bring literature to life in your home, classroom, or library. “Reader’s Theater” is one fun way to encourage and develop fluency, comprehension and confidence in reading. We begin our Reader’s Theater with Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats, and look forward to offering lots more scripts throughout the year. The scripts can be modified in any way that is appropriate for your readers. Perhaps you will perform the story with a class of reading buddies. Perhaps you can entice other teachers to join in. However you use these scripts, think of this as a celebration of literature. Invite parents, grandparents and friends. Whether you choose to have elaborate sets and costumes or the most basic telling of the story is up to you. Most of all, make it your own and have fun!

Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats

Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats

Click here to download the Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats script.

Click here to download the optional alphabet props.