Homeschool Hub: reader’s theater

Last month we did a version of reader’s theater in Homeschool Hub, adapted for an all ages group. First, we talked a little about theater and plays (some of the kids are part of our local kids Shakespeare group). Next we watched some readers theater videos before diving in.

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I explained that we would do a group staging of Elephants Cannot Dance, and that they should pay close attention to the actions. I read the book out loud, and then divided the kids into 3 groups (elephants, piggies, and squirrels). The kids stood up and acted out the story as I read it aloud a second time.

After our first show, the kids worked in groups to create their own skit based off a book. I had a lot of dialogue heavy and well-known fairy tale books on display, but also offered the option of creating their own story or using another book. After about 30 minutes of prep, prop/costume creation, and rehearsal, we all came back together to perform.

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That pigeon is determined to eat his hot dog all alone with no help from the duckling.

This pigeon is terrified of the puppy he thought he wanted.

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Ninja red riding hood, complete with super cool karate kicks and some help from mom.

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Minecraft battle. Obviously.

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Epic huntress adventure saga.

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