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Native American Legends & Myths: Differentiated Reader's Theater Scripts

JB Creations
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
Formats Included
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33 pages
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With this differentiated reader’s theater set, students will engage in 4 traditional Native American legends and myths that helped them explain the natural world! A perfect complement to any Native American unit of study, each play is written on 3 separate reading levels so it is easy to match each student with a part that meets their individual need! Each script contains 3-5 parts, making it a perfect activity for centers or leveled guided reading groups! Modified versions provide support in basic fluency skills, regular versions focus on expression development, and enriched versions challenge students with tier 2 vocabulary and figurative language components. This set helps meet the Language Arts common core standards in the areas of legends and traditional literature, fluency & expression while integrating meaningful social studies connections! Includes the following:

This differentiated set includes 3 reading levels of each of the following:

The Star and the Lily

How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun

Spring Defeats Winter

The Earth on Turtle's Back


To purchase additional traditional, Native American legends by specific regions (tribes), please click:

Reader's Theater: Native American Legends by Region (intermediate)

This set includes 3 reading levels of each of the following titles:

Fox Fools Eagle (from the Northwest-an Inuit tribe tale)

The Coyote and the Blackbirds (from the Southwest-a Navajo tribe tale)

How Possum Got his Tail (from the Southeast-a Cherokee tribe tale)

Rabbit and the Willow (from the Northeast-a Seneca tribe tale)

If you need to teach the characteristics and tribes who lived in specific regions of our country, check out my fact-based Reader's Theater:

Reader's Theater: Native American Tribes of North America (5 Differentiated Scripts!)

CLICK HERE to see all of my Native American Resources!

Click here to see additional READER'S THEATERS for Social Studies!


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Total Pages
33 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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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