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Successful Student Behaviors
Accepting Responsibility For Your Actions
     Accepting Responsibility (Grades 6-7)

Good Communication
     Good Communication (Grades 4-7)

Making Good Choices
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)

     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)

Rising to a Challenge
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)

Setting and Achieving Goals
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)

Study Skills
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)

Positive Student Behaviors
     Organization (Grades 6-7)

Successful Student Skills
Classroom Conduct
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)

Folktales and Legends
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)

How To Handle
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)

How to Deal With
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)

How to Deal With, anti-gang
     Sister to Sister [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)

Apples - Reader Theater Scripts
     Apples for Everyone (Grades 1-2)
     Apples for Everyone! (Grades 1-3)
     An Apple a Day - A Readers' Theater (Grade 2)

Farm - Reader Theater Scripts
     All Kinds of Farmers (Grades 1-2)
     Oink! Neigh! Moo! Cluck! (Grades 1-3)
     Trouble on the Farm -- A Readers' Theater (Grades 2-3)

Back to School and First Day of School Lesson Plans - Printables and Worksheets - - Reader Theater Scripts
     We're Going Back to School (Grade 3)

Hispanic Heritage - Reader Theater Scripts
     Spanish Greetings (Grades 2-3)
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! (Grades 2-4)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     The History of the Piņata (Grades 4-6)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)

Pumpkins - Reader Theater Scripts
     Pumpkins All Around (Grades 1-2)
     I Want to Be a Jack-O-Lantern (Grades 2-3)

Values and Manners - Reader Theater Scripts
     A Talking Bear Learns about Manners (Grades 1-2)
     Who is Responsible? (Grades 1-2)
     Tact at Layton's House (Grades 1-2)
     What Not To Do (Grades 1-3)
     Out to Dinner (Grades 2-3)
     The Big, Wide-Mouthed Toad-Frog (Grades 2-3)
     Handling the Phone (Grades 2-4)
     Manners Matter (Grades 2-4)
     Two Kinds of Manners (Grades 3-4)
     Please Forgive Me (Grades 3-4)
     The Importance of Being Responsible (Grades 3-5)
     Tactful Tori (Grades 3-5)
     Manners Mayhem at the Movie Theater (Grades 4-5)
     Meet My Teachers (Grades 4-6)
     Game Manners (Grades 4-6)
     The Volcanoes - A Play About Forgiveness (Grades 5-7)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)
     Forgiveness Rapped Up (Grades 7-8)

Constitution Day and Constitution Week - Reader Theater Scripts
     Constitutional Cathy Pays a Visit (Grades 3-4)
     A More Perfect Union (Grade 4)

Polar Regions - Reader Theater Scripts
     How Rocks Were Born: A Story of the Far North (Grades 2-3)
     The Cuckoo: A Siberian Story (Grades 3-4)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)

Columbus Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     He Sailed the Ocean Blue (Grade 4)

Insects - Reader Theater Scripts
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     Amazing Ants: Life in the Colony (Grades 3-5)

Autumn - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Perfect Pumpkin (Grades 1-3)
     Here Comes Autumn (Grade 2)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)

Rain Forest - Reader Theater Scripts
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)

Halloween Printables - Reader Theater Scripts
     What Will We Be for Halloween? (Grade 2)
     The House on the Hill (Grades 4-5)

India - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Brave Pot-Maker: A Tale from India (Grades 2-3)
     How the Brave Pot-Maker Helped the Rajah: A Tale from India (Grades 2-4)
     The King With Dirty Feet (Grades 3-5)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)

Africa - Reader Theater Scripts
     Merry Meerkats: Life in the Meerkat Colony (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     The Yellow Dragon: Why Some Animals Look the Way They Do (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Living in the Sahara Desert (Grades 3-4)
     The Frog Who Went to the Sky: A Tale from Angola (Grades 3-4)
     Tug of War: Which Animal is the Strongest? (Grades 3-4)
     The Tale of Tafari: How Spiders Learned to Weave (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)

Squirrels - Reader Theater Scripts
     Nutty Ned (Grades 1-3)
     Won't You Like Us? (Grade 2)

September 11 - Reader Theater Scripts
     What Is a Hero? (Grade 4)

Norway - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Ram and the Pig (Grades 2-3)

Dinosaurs - Reader Theater Scripts
     Dinosaur Survival School (Grades 1-3)

Netiquette and Internet Safety - Reader Theater Scripts
     Netiquette Nelly Saves the Day (Grades 1-3)
     We'll Keep You Safe (Grades 3-4)

Explorers - Reader Theater Scripts
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)

Grandparents Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     We're Picking Up Gramma (Grades 1-2)
     Grandpa Learns a New Game (Grades 1-3)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Grandparents Are Great! (Grades 2-3)

The Nutrition - Reader Theater Scripts
     Don't Forget Your Vitamins and Minerals! (Grades 2-3)

Gingerbread - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Runaway Gingerbread People (Grades 1-3)
     I Want To Be a Real Boy! (Grade 2)

Italy - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Magic Bowl (Grades 3-4)

China - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     Mending the Sky: A Story from China (Grades 2-3)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     The Blue Rose (Grades 4-6)

Veteran's Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     A Veteran's Day Celebration (Grades 1-3)

Tobacco - Reader Theater Scripts
     Sneaky Smoke (Grades 1-3)

Birds - Reader Theater Scripts
     Birds of a Feather (Grades 1-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)

Pine Cones - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)

Transportation - Reader Theater Scripts
     Feet and Hooves and Wheels and Wings (Grades 1-3)

Pets - Reader Theater Scripts
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     How the Dog Came to Live With Man (Grades 3-4)

Wild, Wild West - Printables
     Was the West Wild? (Grades 1-3)

Antarctica - Reader Theater Scripts
     Penguins of Antarctica: All About Adelies (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)

Penguins - Reader Theater Scripts
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     To Zoo or Not to Zoo (Grades 2-3)
     Some Like it Cold (Grades 2-3)

Word Play - Reader Theater Scripts
     Puzzling for Puzzles (Grades 1-2)

Winter - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)

Life Science - Reader Theater Scripts
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)

Native Americans - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Ungrateful Wolf: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Grades 2-3)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Turtle Goes on the Warpath: An Iroquois Tale (Grades 2-4)
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     How Bear Lost His Tail: An Iroquois Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     The Badger and the Rattlesnake (Grades 3-4)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)

Action Words: - Reader Theater Scripts
     We Like to Have Fun (Grades 1-2)
     Getting More Exercise (Grades 1-3)
     Playing Outside (Grade 2)
     Catch a Hike (Grades 2-3)

Animals: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Off to the Pet Shop (Grade 1)
     At the Aquarium (Grades 1-2)
     Offshore Friends (Grades 1-2)
     A Trip to the Farm (Grades 1-3)
     Seaside Trip (Grade 2)
     Animal Names (Grades 2-3)
     At the Farm (Grades 2-3)
     Pretty Inside (Grades 2-3)
     Sea Animal Summer (Grades 2-3)
     Silliness (Grades 2-3)
     At the Zoo (Grades 2-4)
     Animal Names (Grade 3)
     Ocean Animals (Grade 3)
     Seafood Lunch (Grade 3)
     Zoo Friends (Grade 3)
     Frog and Turtle Conversation (Grades 3-4)

At The Park: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Go On a Picnic! (Grades 1-2)
     At the Park (Grades 1-2)
     Building a New Park (Grades 3-5)

Bathroom Objects: - Reader Theater Scripts
     I Need to Get Ready, Too! (Grades 1-2)
     Cleaning the Bathroom (Grades 2-4)
     Cleaning the Bathroom (Grade 4)
     Cleaning Another Bathroom (Grades 5-6)

Hats - Reader Theater Scripts
     Hats for Everyone (Grades 1-3)
     How About Hat? (Grade 3)

Body Parts: - Reader Theater Scripts
     All of Me (Grades 1-2)
     The Doctor's Appointment (Grades 2-4)

Groundhog Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     Is It Spring Yet? (Grades 1-3)

Music - Reader Theater Scripts
     I Want to Play the Drums! (Grades 1-2)
     An Instrumental Wish (Grades 1-3)

Australia - Reader Theater Scripts
     How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch: An Australian Aboriginal Legend (Grades 2-4)

Calendar Words: - Reader Theater Scripts
     All About Calendars (Grades 2-3)
     Planning Our Days (Grade 3)
     Calendar Conversation (Grades 3-4)
     Filling in the Yearly Planner (Grades 3-5)

Classroom Objects: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Play "I Spy" in Our Classroom (Grades 1-2)
     The Class Project (Grades 3-5)
     Learning in Class (Grade 4)

Bank: - Reader Theater Scripts
     I Don't Want to Put My Money in the Bank (Grades 1-2)
     Jake Opens a Bank Account (Grades 2-3)
     At the Bank (Grades 3-5)

Clothes: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Time to Shop! (Grades 1-2)
     Packing (Grades 1-2)
     Packing for Vacation (Grades 1-3)
     Packing for the Skiing Trip (Grades 1-3)
     Cleaning Out a Closet (Grades 2-3)
     Stylin' (Grades 3-4)
     Wedding Style (Grades 3-4)
     Showing Off Our Clothes! (Grade 4)

Airport: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Waiting for a Flight (Grades 1-2)
     Checking in at the Airport (Grade 2)
     First-Time Flyer (Grades 3-5)

Kitchen Objects: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Bake a Cake (Grades 2-4)
     Making Potato Salad (Grades 2-4)

Holidays: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Spring and Summer Holidays (Grades 3-5)
     What Is Your Favorite Winter Holiday? (Grades 3-5)
     Not Just about Us (Grades 4-5)
     Autumn Holidays (Grades 4-6)

Supermarket: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Shopping at the Supermarket (Grades 1-3)

Shopping: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Go Shopping! (Grades 1-3)
     Clothes Shopping! (Grades 2-3)

Emotions: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Giving a Speech (Emotions) (Grades 1-3)
     We Lost the Game (Grades 1-3)
     Friends and Feelings (Grades 3-4)
     Race of Emotions (Grade 4)
     I Don't Understand Them! (Grades 4-5)

Weather Words: - Reader Theater Scripts
     What Will the Weather Be? (Grades 1-3)

Color Words: - Reader Theater Scripts
     All the Colors of the Rainbow (Grades 1-2)
     Painting the House (Grades 1-3)
     Chalkboard and Paintbrush (Grades 2-3)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)

Utility Room: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Cleaning the Utility Room (Grades 1-3)

Dining Room Objects: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Time to Set the Table (Grades 1-2)
     Setting the Table (Grades 2-4)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     Formally Needed (Grade 3)
     Preparing for a Party (Grades 3-4)

Subjects At School: - Reader Theater Scripts
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     What Subjects Are You Good At? (Grades 3-5)

Indonesia - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Mouse Deer: A Tale From Indonesia (Grades 2-4)

Chinese New Year Theme - Printables and Worksheets
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)

Pi Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Hidden Pi (Grades 2-4)

Post Office: - Reader Theater Scripts
     A Letter to Grandma (Grades 1-2)
     At the Post Office (Grades 2-4)
     At the Post Office (Grade 3)

Cooking: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Make Dinner (Grades 1-2)
     Girls in the Kitchen (Grades 2-3)
     Cooking Together (Grade 3)

Vegetables: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Buying Vegetables at the Farmers' Market (Grades 2-4)

Time And Seasons: - Reader Theater Scripts
     I Need to Know the Time! (Grades 1-2)
     Setting the Clock (Grades 1-3)
     The Twelve Months: A Story from Russia (Grades 3-5)

Fruit: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Let's Make a Fruit Salad (Grades 1-2)
     Buying Fruits at the Farmers' Market (Grades 1-3)
     A Fruity Picnic (Grade 4)

Everyday Activities: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Oh, No! It's Saturday? (Grades 1-2)
     Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the Morning (Grades 1-2)
     A Typical Day (Grades 1-3)
     Clean Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Wedding Days (Grade 3)

Germany - Reader Theater Scripts
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     The Gift of Gold (Grades 4-6)

Sports: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Which Sport for Me? (Grades 2-3)
     Reading the Sports Page (Grades 2-4)

Community: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     Job Challenges (Grades 2-3)
     The Traffic Accident (Grades 2-4)
     Running Errands (Grades 2-4)
     Community Helpers (Grades 3-4)

Family Members: - Reader Theater Scripts
     What's a Family Tree? (Grades 1-2)
     Going to the Family Reunion (Grades 3-5)
     Family Reunion (Grade 4)

Household Appliances: - Reader Theater Scripts
     What Would We Do Without Them? (Grades 1-2)
     A Surprise Breakfast (Grades 1-2)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     We're Moving! (Grade 4)

In The House: - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Perfect Place (Grades 1-2)
     Home Work (Grade 2)
     A New House (Grades 2-4)
     Party Preparation (Grade 3)
     Sibling Cleaning Team (Grade 4)

Jobs: - Reader Theater Scripts
     What's for Lunch? (Grades 1-2)
     A Variety of Jobs (Grades 3-4)
     School Employees Appreciation Day (Grades 4-6)

Spain - Reader Theater Scripts
     Half-Chick: A Tale from Spain (Grades 2-3)

Instruments: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Making Music (Grade 2)
     The School Concert (Grades 3-5)

Europe - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Hedgehog's Race: A Story from Scotland (Grades 3-4)

Money: - Reader Theater Scripts
     There's Good Money in the Laundry (Grades 1-2)
     Breaking the Bank (Grades 2-4)
     Counting Change (Grade 5)

Asia - Reader Theater Scripts
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)

State of Hawaii - Reader Theater Scripts
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)

     The Classroom Mystery (Grades 2-4)

Japan - Reader Theater Scripts
     Round Magic: A Japanese Tale (Grades 3-4)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)

Shapes: - Reader Theater Scripts
     We See Shapes Everywhere (Grades 1-2)
     Shape Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Grades 3-4)

Summer - Reader Theater Scripts
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)

Describing Things: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Stirring the Pot (Grade 3)

Ocean - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)

State of Kentucky - Reader Theater Scripts
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)

Black History - Reader Theater Scripts
     Mr. Bear and His Grapes: An African-American Tale (Grades 2-3)
     K.C.'s Dream (Grades 3-6)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)

Aesop's Fables - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Hares and the Frogs (Grades 2-4)
     Leo the Lion and Tiny Mouse (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     T.J. Tortoise and Howie Hare (Grades 2-4)
     Sour Grapes - A Monologue (Grades 2-4)
     Two Guys and a Really Big Bear (Grades 2-4)
     Spilled Milk (Grades 3-5)
     The Miser's Gold (Grades 3-5)
     David and the Wolf (Grades 3-5)
     The Naughty Dog (Grades 3-5)
     The North Wind and the Sun Compete (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     Ant and Chrysalis (Grades 3-5)
     Zac the Bat Makes a Mistake (Grades 3-6)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     Camels Can't Dance (Grades 4-5)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     Fine Feathers (Grades 4-6)
     Reginald Flips His Wig (Grades 4-6)
     The Eagle, the Snake, and the Hiker (Grades 4-6)

Mexico - Reader Theater Scripts
     The Gecko and the Gray Wolf (Grades 3-4)

Circus: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Time for the Show... (Grade 3)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     Going to the Circus (Grade 4)

Restaurant: - Reader Theater Scripts
     At the Restaurant (Grade 3)

Inauguration Day - Reader Theater Scripts
     Beginning of the New... (Grades 3-4)
     Question Mark Seeks Answers about Presidential Inaugurations (Grades 5-7)

Traffic Signs: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Here's Your Sign (Grade 3)

People: - Reader Theater Scripts
     Colorful People (Grades 2-3)

Community Maps - Reader Theater Scripts
     Road Trip (Grade 4)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Reader Theater Scripts
     Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5)

The Four Seasons Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)

Kite Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     The Kite and the Cloud (Grades 3-4)

Mardi Gras Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)

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