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“The Headless Horseman” Readers’ Theater Script


A classic spooky tale for Halloween! “The Headless Horseman” is a 9-part readers’ theater script adapted from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. With a Lexile score of 610, this script is perfect for students in grades 3-6.


The classic story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” adapted for young readers! This reader’s theater script, “The Headless Horseman,” is perfect for Halloween. The story has been simplified to make it fun and accessible to younger students.

  • Lexile 610
  • Flesch-Kincaid 3.6
  • 9 reading parts
  • 10-page script

Readers’ theater is a strategy to engage students with reading. It develops students’ reading fluency by providing an audience and an authentic reason for repeated reading. Help your students get excited about reading AND develop fluency by allowing multiple readings of the script. Encourage them to use expressiveness, intonation, and inflection when rehearsing the text. They’ll have fun reading this adaptation of a classic ghost story for Halloween – or anytime!

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