9 Readers Theater Aesop Fable Plays, Flexi-Curric™–Comprehension, Fluency

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Readers Theater All Year
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Aesop's Fables Collection, Volume 1 with Flexi-Curric™*

By Carol Montgomery

Useful for partner plays, puppet plays, and Readers Theater, these nine fables capture young minds to motivate thinking and creativity. Each trustworthy script includes annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans, plus a variety of graphic organizers and extension activities to increase engagement and comprehension.

TIME: 2 to 10 minutes for each play

CAST: a wide range (see fables below)

TONE: varies from serious to light-hearted fun surprises

READABILITY: Grade levels 2.4 to 4.2 (Flesch-Kincaid)

* "Our Flexi-Curric™ shortcut allows flexible, cross-curricular options for your local standards because YOU know what is right for YOUR students.

Enjoy the Readers Theater scripts chorally or in small groups with lively discussions for building positive character in grades 2-8 or ESL adult learners.

Imagine the skills you can build and the fun you can have with the following:

• Nine Readers Theater scripts or partner plays to build fluency and confidence (R = readability level)–

- "The Beaver and the Lumberjack" (2-4+ readers, 3 min., R = grade 3.3)

- "The Council of Mice" (2-9+ readers, 5 1/2 min., R = grade 2.8)

- "The Dog and the Wolf" (2-4+ readers, 3 1/2 min., R = grade 2.8)

- "The Fox and the Crow" (2-4+ readers, 3 min., R = grade 3.3)

- "The Frogs Who Wished for a King" (2-9+ readers, 10 min., R = grade 2.6)

- "The Miller, His Son, & Their Donkey–Crazy?" (2-12 readers, 3 min., R = grade 2.6)

- "Racer Rabbit's Marathon" (3-8+ readers, 10 1/2 min., R = grade 3.2)

- "The Rooster and the Fox" (2-4+ readers, 2 min., R = grade 4.2)

- "The Salted Donkey" (2-4+ readers, 4 min., R = grade 3.6)

The Flexi-Curric™ advantage includes:

• Over 100 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans (updated 2020)

• Shortcut table matches fables with the character traits they demsontrate

• Thinking questions for each fable to use as easy discussion starters or writing assignments

• Vocabulary list with each fable to introduce new words and improve comprehension

• 21 extension activities (e.g., task cards, performance ideas, creative writing options…) to easily expand the lessons into cross-curricular learning

• 8 graphic organizers for any fable (e.g., character traits, compare and contrast, writing your own fable) for motivating comprehension, critical thinking skills, and creativity

• 51 printable morals and proverbs to launch students into writing original fables

• Hyperlinked, document navigation shortcuts save you a little time

Check out the product preview (on this page) to view the Building Character Table. Plus, help yourself to a free gift script "The Beaver and the Lumberjack" (without Flexi–Curric™) in our TpT store: Readers Theater All Year.


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