This reader's theater was written for a small group of 3 students. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. But, when Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after, they both blame each other for the accident. Each thinks that what happened was done on purpose. So, Jack and Jill are arguing about it when a stranger volunteers to hear them out and help decide, once and for all, what happened and who’s to blame.
I use all of my Reader's Theaters to help students improve their fluency. My students, especially the ones struggling to read, still require motivation to improve and that is where Reader's Theater comes in. Be aware that at one point Jill will accuse Jack of trying to make her feel stupid. Also, my 3rd grade group needed some extra help with vocabulary words. We underlined the trouble ones so they could remember them.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that you will enjoy this small group Reader's Theater. As I have said before, small groups are better because students aren't waiting as long to do their part and they get more practice in. My ESL students find these scripts to be their favorite part of our lesson time. Please let me know what you think of this one. Most of my scripts are black and white to make it easier to photocopy. If you like this script look for other Mother Goose scripts. I've even put a book of them together. Thank you.
Jack & Jill - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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