At Playbooks Publishing, Inc, we offer an array of implementation tools along with our Playbooks® titles to help you get started in the classroom. Below you will find an assortment of materials to get you started and carry your program forward.
Get started in 30 mins
Learn how to implement your new Reader’s Theater program with purpose and care with these engaging and interesting webinars! We have a quick start version and a longer more in-depth implementation program.
In addition to the videos below, we have a number of printables lower down on the page to help you implement your program.
You can also download our quick
start guide below
Here's a 5 minute overview of Reader's Theater and Playbooks® materials.
10-Story Rotation Webinar
This webinar is ideal for program directors, coordinators, teachers, and any staff who work directly with students. With step-by-step implementation guidelines presented, getting successfully started with your new Reader's Theater materials will be simple and time efficient. This webinar teaches how to ensure student growth by employing proper role assignments, student grouping, effective story repetition and rotation, expressive reading techniques and behavior, and more. Simple pre- and post- assessment materials included in the kit are also taught. Background and support of the method are covered to enthuse your staff and fun warm-up exercises are introduced to help your staff get students excited.
Proper Role Assignment
Watch this important Role Assignment Webinar on how to assign roles. Be sure to print the handout to follow along with.
Proper role assignment creates the most successful reading experience for the students and the most effective reading growth. Assign character roles with care so every student has the opportunity to shine in front of their peers.
Follow along with this training PowerPoint.
When you are set to introduce Reader's Theater to your students, you can show them either of these fun videos to explain how it works, and all the fun you'll have together!
For orders of our Multi-Story Bundle Kit, each set will included a Playbooks® Teacher's Guide. You are also able to download the copies below and print them.
Below are copies of the role assignment charts and supplements for each title. The performance award certificates also help make the program fun and build confidence.
Story Rotation Chart
We offer a host of materials to help you implement and measure your Reader's Theater program. Many of these forms are also included in the Step-by-Step Implementation Guide. The form numbers correlate to the numbers listed in the Step-By-Step Guide. Please note that you will refer back to these forms a number of times during the implementation so they may be used in different orders.
Readability Test (Form 2A & B)
In order to assist teachers and facilitate the assigning of roles for Reader's Theater small group reading, Playbooks® Reader's Theater has developed a simplified series of reading levels. Our Readability Test determines which Playbook® Reading Level most closely fits a reader's abilities. You have two choices of how to administer the test to students: online or in printed paper format.
Reading Behavior Test (Form 5)
Observe your students while they read their roles in a small group setting with other students. Evaluate each student's reading skills with this form at the beginning of your multi-week reader's theater program, in the middle, and again at the end. This form includes 3 pages.