This activity will help your child have fun, increase reading fluency and expression, and get the whole family involved.

What you’ll need

  • A script with different family members or friends as readers. Here one option: Reader’s Theater Editions.
  • Make enough copies of the script for each reader to have his or her own.

Here’s how to do it

With your child, choose a script to read. Decide which parts the other participants will read. If there are only two readers, read more than one part each. Read through the story a couple of times. Model for your child how to read with expression. Read Aaron Shepard’s tips for doing reader’s theater. Do a final reading of the script.