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Grades 3-6 Readers' Theater - Fairy tales readers' theater and tall tales readers' theater with a twist! This double-bonus mega bundle includes four fractured fairy tale readers' theater scripts, four twisted tall tales readers' theater scripts, and loads of other reading and writing activities to extend students' work with the scripts.
The bundle of readers' theater fairy tales includes the following products:
>Jack & the Beanstalk becomes . . . JACK & THE CORNSTALK (5-8 readers)
>Little Red Riding Hood becomes . . . LITTLE RED BOXER SHORTS (4-7 readers)
>The Princess & the Pea becomes . . . THE PRINCESS & THE POTATO (4-7 readers)
>20-page packet of bundle-exclusive FRACTURED FAIRY TALES BONUS RESOURCES
The bundle of readers' theater tall tales includes the following products:
>Johnny Appleseed becomes . . . JOHNNY WATERMELONSEED SAVES THE HARVEST (7 readers)
>John Henry becomes . . . JOAN HENRY LIGHTS THE WAY (9 readers)
>Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox becomes . . . PAUL ONION & HIS BABY-BLUE SOCKS (5-7 readers)
>10-page packet of bundle-exclusive TALL TALES BONUS RESOURCES
Not only do you get the eight readers' theater scripts (along with sound-effect cue cards for audience participation!), but this double-bundle also includes the following resources to help build a fairy tale unit, tall tale unit, or overall folklore unit:
>Vocabulary: Word Work activity for each script (with answer key)
>Fairy Tales Compare and Contrast graphic organizer activity (with answer key) for each traditional v. fractured fairy tale (e.g., Cinderella v. Cinder...Really?)
>Tall Tales Compare & Contrast graphic organizer activity (with answer key) for each traditional v. twisted tall tale (e.g., Davy Crockett v. Davy Crockpot)
>Comparing with Similes figurative language activity for each fairy tale readers' theater script (with answer key)
>Hyperbole in Tall Tales: 2-page activity helps students recognize and understand figurative language in tall tales (with answer key)
>Ten Traits of Fairy Tales: 1-page factsheet highlights key aspects that help set fairy tales apart from other stories in the folklore genre
>Traits of Tall Tales: 1-page factsheet highlights key aspects that set tall tales apart from other stories in the folklore genre
>Fairy Tales Leveled Reading Lists: Leveled booklist of high-interest fairy tale retellings for each of the fairy tales
>Tall Tales Leveled Reading List: Leveled booklist of high-interest books about tall tales
>Writers' Workshop Extension Activities: Activities to guide students in writing and revising their own fractured fairy tales and/or twisted tall tales
>Performance Tickets: The packet of bundle-exclusive fractured fairy tales bonus resources includes easy-to-prep tickets that can be used to invite parents, the principal, and others to your students' readers' theater performance
>Weekly Practice Checklist: 5-day framework to guide students' day-by-day readers' theater fluency practice
Additional resources include highlights of applicable Common Core State Standards, a basic overview of readers' theater, and a list of tips and tricks for readers' theater success.
These folktale activities are perfect for third-grade, fourth-grade, fifth-grade, and sixth-grade students. They can also be used for second-grade gifted-and-talented students in need of a challenge.
All products are in PDF format.