This Reader's Theater is for 3 students. This is based on the fairy tale by a similar name. This version focuses on the important role shoes played in the story. In the script, a mother is out shopping with her daughter and tells her that they need to consider the shoe because it is important. The daughter tells her that she doesn’t think so. The mother disagrees and tells her to think of Cinderella’s story. Cinderella appears to help out and they talk about what happened and how important the shoe was. By the end, the daughter is forced to agree that shoes are important - at least sometimes.
There is a writing assignment on the last page for the students to respond to. You should also consider having students perform my other versions of this play and then do a compare and contrast using Venn Diagrams. Be aware that I haven't advertised it for 3rd graders but a higher group could do it with some support because it is a shorter script. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need.
Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice in and less off task behaviors take place. You will also notice that my scripts are in black and white except the occasional picture on the front. I do this because it is easier and cheaper to photo copy.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and, if your students enjoy this script, look for more fairy tales and twisted tales at my site. I have one pack based only on Cinderella stories from around the world called 'Cinderella Around the World' and it also includes twisted versions of the story. I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Let me know how things go!
Cinderella's Shoes - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License