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Aesop's Fables Readers Theater Plays

Brenda Kovich
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
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22 pages
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  1. Introducing the ultimate fables genre study! The unit includes 10 stories with comprehension questions, 7 plays, and a writing activity. It’s a complete reading, writing, speaking, and listening experience. BONUS: Clickable Lesson Plans - Two weeks of reading and writing lesson plans are ready to go
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Seven fables are written in drama form. In the classroom, you can use them for short skits or full-blown performances with costumes and props. Readers theater works great for distance learning too! Reproducible scripts for seven plays are included.

To support classroom, hybrid, and distance learning, resources are available as a printable PDF and interactive Easel Activities.

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  • Structures of Drama Student Guide
  • “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” – Seven characters: a shepherd boy, the master, the pastor, the merchant, the baker, the butcher, and the wolf
  • “The Crow and the Fox” – three characters: a crow, her daughter, and a fox
  • “The Crow and the Pitcher” – two characters: a crow and a sparrow
  • “The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey” – fourteen characters: the miller, his son, three maidens, three old men, three young men, the mayor and his assistant, and the donkey
  • “The Pot of Gold” – five characters: the farmer, his three sons, and the merchant
  • “The Wolf and the Goat” – three characters: white wolf, gray wolf, and a young goat
  • “The Wolf and the Horse” – seven or more characters: wolf, horse, master, maid, boy, and neighbors

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All plays, based on Aesop’s Fables, have been adapted from Children’s Classics in Dramatic Form, Books 1 and 2, by Augusta Stevenson Published in 1908 and 1909, the texts are now in the public domain.

I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and enhanced on June 22, 2020.

Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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