If you’re looking for a fun activity that will bolster your students’ reading, listening, and speaking skills, you may want to try Reader’s Theater. With Reader’s Theater, students work together in small groups to present a play or piece of literature. It’s an opportunity for students to learn to read aloud with expression, improve comprehension, and boost reading fluency. Reader's Theater creates a purpose for reading and makes it into an enjoyable activity for children of all ages. This free product is an adaptation of the classic, rhyming poem "Appleseed John" by Lydia Marie Child. The poem has been modified to create a Reader's Theater script for a group of 5 readers. It is suitable for students in grades 3 and up.