Gingerbread Man: Reader's Theater for Grades 1 and 2

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  1. Here are 12 reader's theater scripts for common fairy and folk tales with parts for emergent, transitional and fluent Grade 1 and 2 readers. A list of approximate reading levels for each part is included as well as follow-up reader response worksheets and organizers for students to write their own f
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A 3 page, 7 part reader's theater script for the folk tale The Gingerbread Man. The script is written with primary students in mind and contains parts for Emergent to Transitional readers as follows:

o High Emergent (roughly DRA 4-10): old woman, cow, dog, fox

o Transitional (roughly DRA 12-18): horse, gingerbread man, narrator

The parts of the old woman, cow, dog and horse are small, just 1-2 lines.

Mixed ability scripts allow children to work with classmates who may not be in their reading groups and makes for a nice change. It also allows fluent readers to model good reading habits and lets struggling readers participate in reading "meatier" text.

There are 8 copies of the script, a master plus 7 more which have the individual part highlighted. The teacher can then just hand out the scripts without needing any further prep work. If you need more copies or would like to combine/divide parts or only have access to a black and white photocopier, the master is provided.

Also includes full page, color images of each character which students can use to make hats or neck signs to identify their part to the audience.

A Christmas version of this script, where the Gingerbread man is chased by Mrs. Claus, Santa, an elf, and a reindeer, is also available as a FREE download. In this version, the gingerbread man is eaten by a Polar Bear who puts him on his back to climb a mountain.

This script is part of a bundled series of other Fairy Tale Grade 1 and 2 Reader’s Theater scripts you may be interested in:


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Hen

Little Red Riding Hood


Snow White

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Little Pigs

OR get all the above scripts in one discounted bundle:

Reader's Theater for Grades 1 and 2 Includes the 12 fairy tale scripts plus follow up comprehension worksheets and organizers and templates for students to write their own fracture fairy tale and/or script. Please click on the above “View Bundle" button for more details.

Other Available Reader's Theater Bundles:

Reader’s Theater for Emergent Readers

Halloween Reader’s Theater for Emergent and Beginning Readers

Christmas Plays: Reader’s Theatre for Grades 1 and 2

Reader’s Theatre Variety Pack: Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick's Day and More

Community Workers: Reader’s Theater for Grades 1 and 2.

Non-Fiction Reading Resources:

Animals: Non-Fiction Readers for Beginners

Community Workers: Non-Fiction Readers for Beginners

10 Science E-books for Primary Students (Animal Adaptations, Plants and Flowers, Five Senses, Healthy Living, States of Matter, Landforms, Bodies of Water, Light, Sound, Energy)

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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.


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