If you're looking for engaging and rigorous activities, then these Aesop's Fables Readers' Theater activities are exactly what you need! There are 10 readers’ theater scripts with complete lesson plans for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade.
Aesop's Fables Included:
1. Belling the Cat
2. The Two Frogs
3. The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts
4. The Milkmaid and Her Pail
5. The Fox and the Cat
6. The Crow and the Pitcher
7. The Wind and the Sun
8. The Fisherman and the Small Fish
9. The Goose and the Golden Egg
10. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Lesson plans are organized in a Close Reading format. Plans are written with a first and second reading, focusing on reading comprehension (usually 2 different reading skills), and a third reading for fluency and speaking. They are perfect for small groups, but can be easily adapted for whole class. Plays have between 3 and 5 speaking parts. To adapt for whole class, have groups of students do each part, focusing on choral reading. Common Core standards have been included in the lesson plans to help you meet your planning needs.
At the end of the section of the scripts and comprehension tools, you will find a couple graphic organizers/worksheets that can be used with any of the plays. (theme/moral/lesson learned and friendly letter writing to the character).
There is a wealth of information here for you to use with your students! You are free to use everything that’s here or decide what is best for your class.
These also work great for preparing for a substitute/guest teacher, as all the planning and material preparation is done for you!
After the lesson plans, you’ll find patterns for paper bag puppets and headband name tags for your kids to make!