This reader's theater was written for a small group of 4 students. Two narrators are trying to tell the audience a story in rhyme about Old Mother Hubbard but the dog and Mother Hubbard are shocked. They did not know anyone was going to talk about them and think that some of the poem is weird, some of it funny, and some of it just plain wrong. The narrators try to ignore them for a while but eventually must stop and explain what they are doing and that it is make believe. The entire script is told in rhyme.
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. My 3rd grade group needed some extra help with vocabulary words which is why I do not list this below 4th grade. I have also placed the words that rhyme in bold so students can identify them easily.
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.
Old Mother Hubbard as Heard by the Dog - Rhyming Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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