The University of Iowa

Foundational Skills: Fluency

Reader's Theatre Scripts

These scripts can be used for reader's theatre, which is an interpretive performance of a dramatic piece. The scripts include roles for 6–8 readers and lists of potentially unfamiliar vocabulary words. Some scripts also feature a list of idiomatic or colloquial expressions used within the piece, which teachers and caregivers can pre-teach, especially for bilingual students.

Reader's theatre can be used to teach and practice reading fluency. Read our blog post on reader's theatre for more information.

PDF iconGrades K-2 Reader's Theatre Scripts

PDF iconGrades 3-5 Reader's Theatre Scripts

Beginner's Guide to Playwriting

Step-by-step guidance for middle- and high-school students on writing a play. This will be particularly helpful for beginning playwrights and can be used with teacher or caregiver guidance or independently. The guide includes a glossary of playwriting terms.

PDF iconBeginner's Guide to Playwriting

Oral Reading Fluency Reflection Guide

This guide provides traits/skills of fluent readers and questions to help students identify their own strengths, weaknesses, and things to improve on in the future.

PDF iconOral Reading Fluency Reflection Guide