Aesop Fables - The Fox and the Stork - Guided Reading Script or Play – Readers Theater (Cast of 6, around 5 minutes reading time)
plus lesson plan including teaching input, synopsis, guided reading script, discussion points and suggestions for further work.
Lesson: 20 - 30 minutes, depending on how much of the lesson plan is used.
The script can be used either as a guided reading script (6 readers) or as a mini performance (cast of 6) and could be used either in a Literacy or PSHE class (owing to the life lessons contained within the text).
Narrator: Oh, how very charming, you two dining together! What did you have?
Fox: Well, how would I know? I couldn’t sniff it, let along eat it!
Stork: (Sarcastically) Oh what a shame! And to think of all the trouble I went to preparing that stew for you.
Pupil 1: So, what was wrong with it?
Pupil 2: (To Fox) Why didn’t you eat it?
Teacher: Sounds a bit ill-mannered, to me! Not eating what your host had prepared!
Fox: Er, just the small matter of not being able to!
Narrator: (Repeating) Not being able to? What do you mean?
Fox: Just the small matter of how the food was served up.
Pupil 2: So, there was nothing wrong with the food itself?
Fox: (Sighing impatiently) As I keep saying, I couldn’t actually get to it!
Pupil 1: How come?
Stork: (Sarcastically) Oh don’t tell me you had a problem with my beakers? See, it wasn’t so very long ago that I was having similar problems but with my beak!
Aesop Fables available from TPT and www.plays-r-ussell.com:
· The Fox and the Stork
· The Lion and the Mouse
· The Tortoise and the Hare
· The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
· The Jay and the Peacocks
These all come in the same format i.e. as 6 speaker script with lesson plan including teaching input, synopsis, discussion points and suggestions for further work