Aesop Fables -The Tortoise and the Hare - 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: Around 20 - 30 minutes
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).
Hare: (Tutting) It was a fix!
Tortoise: Oh come on, Hare! Don’t be a bad loser!
Hare: It should never have happened!
Tortoise: But it did! I beat you fair and square.
Pupil 2: You, a tortoise? Beat him, a hare?
Hare: (Sulkily) OK, is it really necessary to rub it in quite so much?
Pupil 1: (To Tortoise) But that’s amazing! How did you do it?
Pupil 2: Did you grow wings?
Tortoise: Of course not! I didn’t have to! After all his bragging, it was hare who allowed me to win!
Pupil 2: Allowed you to? Why would he do that?
Other Aesop Fables currently available from www.plays-r-ussell.com:
· The Fox and the Stork
· The Lion and the Mouse
· 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