This photocopiable resource contains ten play scripts suitable for key stage 2 pupils. The chronological reading age varies in each play to accommodate the range of abilities present in the average classroom. A list of these reading ages have been placed next to each character in each of the ten plays in the introduction.
In this set of plays the reading levels range from 5 to 7 years.
These plays have been written by Michael Coleman, Jaqui Farley, Susan Holliday, Ann Ruffell and Elaine Sishton. The first two plays have 4 or 5 scenes and five characters. Further plays have one or two acts, more scenes and the characters increase in number..
At the beginning of each play the author sets out a short description of each character and their particular traits.
Reading short plays can be fun and can encourage a reluctant reader to take part. Short plays:
- promotes reading fluency.
- helps readers learn to read aloud with expression.
- helps build reading confidence.