FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas Play Readers’ Theater: The Gingerbread Man”

by Ms Joanne

1st – 2nd Grade


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A 4 page, 7 part readers’ theater script of the Gingerbread Man with a Santa theme. Mrs. Claus makes a gingerbread man but he runs away. He is chased by Santa, a reindeer, and an elf. Finally a polar bear eats him up.

The script is written with primary students in mind and has parts suitable for Emergent Readers and Transitional readers as follows:

o Emergent (roughly DRA 4-8) Mrs. Clause, Reindeer, Santa
o Transitional (roughly DRA 10-12): Elf, Gingerbread Man, Polar Bear
o High Transitional (roughly DRA 14-18): Narrator

Also includes full page, color images of each character which students can use to make hats or neck signs to identify their part to the audience.

Other Christmas Readers’ Theater scripts you may be interested in: $2 each
A Wolf’s Christmas Carol
The Elves and the Missing Toys
The Elves and the Shoemaker at Christmas
Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree
The Night Before Christmas
OR get all 6 scripts in one product:
Christmas Readers’ Theater for Grades 1 and 2 Includes all 6 of the above scripts plus templates and instructions for students to write their own holiday script.

Other Fairy Tale Readers’ Theater:
Fairy Tale Readers’ Theater for Grades 1 and 2
Reader’s Theatre for Emergent Readers,5 easier versions of these scripts tailored towards DRA 2-6 reading levels.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Other Seasonal Readers’ Theater:
Halloween Readers’ Theater for Emergent and Beginning Readers
Halloween Readers’ Theater: Will I Ever be a Jack-O-Lantern?
Halloween Readers’ Theater: The Witch’s House
St. Patrick’s Day Readers’ Theater: Leprechauns Looking for Gold
St. Patrick’s Day Readers’ Theater: The Other Side of the Rainbow
Science Readers’ Theater
Science Readers’ Theater – Plants
Science Readers’ Theater – Flowers







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