Decodable Christmas Reader's Theater Play Scripts for 2nd Grade | SOR aligned - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Decodable Christmas Reader's Theater Play Scripts for 2nd Grade | SOR aligned - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Decodable Christmas Reader's Theater Play Scripts for 2nd Grade | SOR aligned - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Decodable Christmas Reader's Theater Play Scripts for 2nd Grade | SOR aligned - learning-at-the-primary-pond

Decodable Christmas Reader's Theater Play Scripts for 2nd Grade | SOR aligned

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This is a set of 7 decodable Christmas Reader’s Theater scripts (short plays) for 2nd grade. Students practice and read aloud their lines for the plays, giving them an opportunity to build reading fluency and improve their communication skills! Plus, these Reader’s Theater scripts are decodable, giving students an opportunity to practice specific phonics skills.

These decodable Reader’s Theater scripts are:

  • Limited in the phonics skills and high-frequency words they include - so your second graders can successfully read them
  • Color-coded with clipart characters - so your students can easily follow along and know when it’s their turn to read their lines

Each Reader’s Theater script comes with a:

  • Lesson plan - so you can easily introduce the script to your students and get them excited for the play
  • Folder cover - so you can create re-usable sets 
  • Set of character headbands, plus character rounds to make necklaces or puppets - so your students can easily “get into costume”
  • Color and B&W versions of all of the above

You also get these bonus resources:

  • 12 different graphic organizers - so you can work on comprehension (your student “performers” and/or the “audience” can complete these)
  • 2 student rubrics - so kids can self-evaluate their reading fluency and performance
  • 1 teacher rubric - so you can evaluate students’ fluency and participation

The scripts cover these skills:

  • Short vowels, digraphs, double final consonants, initial and final blends (1 script)
  • Short vowels, digraphs, double final consonants, initial and final blends, endings -s, -ing, -ed, glued sounds, silent e (2 scripts)
  • Short vowels, digraphs, double final consonants, initial and final blends, endings -s, -ing, -ed, glued sounds, silent e, r-controlled, vowel teams (2 scripts)
  • Short vowels, digraphs, double final consonants, initial and final blends, endings -s, -ing, -ed, glued sounds, silent e, r-controlled, vowel teams, diphthongs (2 scripts)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What scope and sequence or program do these scripts follow?

You can use these decodable scripts with any phonics program! Please see the list above of the phonics skills addressed in the scripts. These scripts are great for working on new skills or for reviewing previously-taught skills.

Will these scripts match my high-frequency word instruction?

Your students can be successful reading these decodable scripts even if your high-frequency word instruction is not a 100% match. Plus, each lesson plan lists out all the high-frequency words / irregular words covered in the script, so you can pre-teach any words that students do not already know.

Will this cover all my phonics instruction?

No. These decodable scripts are meant to supplement a phonics program, not replace one. You will still need explicit, systematic phonics lessons to teach each sound / pattern. If you need a complete program, check out From Sounds to Spelling.

Do students need to memorize their scripts prior to performing? 

No. The goal is for students to practice their lines multiple times so that they can confidently read from their scripts with appropriate speed, accuracy, expression, eye contact, and volume. No memorization is necessary to successfully master these reading and speaking skills.

For the Decodable Christmas Reader’s Theater K-2 Bundle, click HERE!

Can’t celebrate Christmas in the classroom? Check out these non-themed Reader’s Theater Scripts for 1st grade HERE and for 2nd grade HERE!