Comical Readers Theater|The Sprightly Tailor Scotland Folk Tale

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5th - 6th, Homeschool
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day soon? This comical reader's theater script with roles for 20 + students is suitable for upper elementary gifted or middle school students studying humor, the Celtic nations, Social Studies, Language Arts or Drama class. This piece could be a one or three day study depending upon how much effort a teacher wants to expand. Or a teacher could assign this product for distance learning students with a few tweaks. #DistanceLearningTPT

This story from the British Isles is spooky, scary and funny all at the same time. It is about a swift-footed and energetic (sprightly) tailor who undertakes to sew some trews (trousers) at night, among the haunted ruins of an old church. Along enters a ghost! You'll just have to see what happens next...

Based on the beloved folk tale by the same name, students will:

  • study humor
  • focus on their reading, especially in a play format
  • strengthen their skills in vocal variety and inflection
  • perform for peers in a non-threatening manner

This product comes with:

  • A warm up
  • Advice in directing reader's theater
  • Blocking plot for teacher's staging needs
  • Information about the Gaelic language
  • Eight page script with roles for 20+ students, some in a chorus!
  • Irish Jig video tutorial--taught by two p.e. teachers!
  • Original Irish Jig music (2) for use with the piece

Comprehensive? You bet. Created by an award winning drama teacher of 38 years.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
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.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.


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