Teaching Resource Pack

Readers' Theatre - Teaching Resource Pack

PDF, PowerPoint | 35 resources|Grades: 1 - 6

A comprehensive pack of 33 readers’ theatre scripts, catering to a range of age groups and ability levels.

  • Introduction to Readers’ Theatre PowerPoint
  • Scripts Tracker
  • 11 scripts catering to students 6 years and over
  • 11 scripts catering to students 8 years and over
  • 11 scripts catering to students 10 years and over.

This teaching resource pack includes:

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACADRM037

    Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience

  • ACADRM029

    Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience

  • ACADRM033

    Shape and perform dramatic action using narrative structures and tension in devised and scripted drama, including exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

  • ACELY1659

    Read decodable and predictable texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and re-readingElaborationsusing contex...

  • ACELY1669

    Read less predictable texts with phrasing and fluency by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies, for example monitoring meaning, predicting, rereading and self-correctingElaborationsusing pri...

  • ACELY1679

    Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...

  • ACELY1691

    Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...

  • ACELY1702

    Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...

  • ACELY1712

    Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadingsElaborationsbringing subject and...

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can they be grouped in age e.g a folder for year 6 and over a folder for year 8 and over and a folder for 10 and over (saving having to look at every single one)

Nicole · Apr 3rd, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your comment. There is a Readers’ Theatre – Script Tracker included in this pack.
This orders the scripts by reader age and gives additional details such as the roles included in each script.
It may help with determining the reading level of each script a little quicker than opening each one individually.
If there is anything else I can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tom (Teach Starter) · Apr 3rd, 2020

Hayley Fulton


These are great! But I have noticed that in ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ there are missing ‘Fs’ in words? I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed this.

Example: Line 3 Little BGG characters “I can see a lovely green ield in the distance, over the bridge.” – missing the F in field
Line 7 Little BGG character “It is the Little Billy Goat Gru…..” – missing the ff in Gruff?

Is this just my computer?


Hayley Fulton · Jun 17th, 2018

Alison Smith

Hi Hayley, thanks so much for letting us know about this issue. We are in the process of reviewing the resource and will let you know when it is fixed.
Have a great day.

Alison Smith · Jun 26th, 2018

These are great. Do you have any marking guides for drama that align with the Australian curriculum?

· Aug 24th, 2017

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi Ashleigh,

Thank you for your positive feedback. We don’t tend to create marking guides; primarily because we are unable to cater to the wide range of assessment and reporting procedures used across schools. I hope you and your students can still benefit from using our wonderful range of Readers’ Theatre scripts.

Kind regards,


Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 11th, 2017

Carly Fitzpatrick

But I was wondering if there was any comprehension activities that went with these?

Carly Fitzpatrick · Apr 3rd, 2017

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi Carly,

Thank you for the positive feedback. We haven’t created any specific comprehension activities for these as yet. However, we do have some fantastic generic comprehension resources that could be used with the scripts; these can be downloaded here:


If you would prefer to have some specific comprehension resources for these scripts to be created by our team, you can submit a request here:


Kind regards,


Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Apr 7th, 2017


These are brilliant! I use them for a grouped guiding reading activity and they are perfect! I love that you have junior, middle and upper.

Jude · Mar 28th, 2017

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Jude! It was a big job, but definitely worth the effort, I think! I hope your students really enjoy the scripts.

Kind regards,


Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Mar 29th, 2017

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