List of eleven books for elementary students to act out—complete with story descriptions and tips for staging.

If you have a group of ten to twenty students ages 5-10 grade, here are eleven great books that lend themselves to an ensemble cast. Included are brief synopses and some ideas for casting.

Example of a book/description:

One Monster After Another

By Mercer Mayer

A letter changes hands from monster to monster before reaching it’s final destination, a little girl. (Does require an articulate narrator, as the monster names are rather like tongue-twisters.) This is a great story for teaching students to develop imaginary characters.

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