Readers Theater Script: The Hare and the Tortoise, An Aesop's Fable

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“The Hare and the Tortoise” is a favorite Aesop’s fable. Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they had their beginnings more than two thousand years ago! Engage your students in reading with readers’ theater. It has been rewritten to appeal to today's kids as a readers' theater script with 7 speaking parts. This works for character education, too!

**The script does not have the moral stated, so students can discuss and figure out the message for themselves. The moral of this fable is usually said to be: “Slow and steady wins the race.” In this retelling, Tortoise says: “Even one as small as I can try to do big things.” So the moral might also be: “Even small things (or people) can make a big difference.” Also, the boastfulness of Hare has been emphasized, so the moral might be something like: “Don’t brag until you know you’ve won”, or “Don’t count your chickens until they hatch.”

Readers’ theaters are great for your sub packets!

Meets:
CCSS R.L. 2.2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
CCSS R.L. 3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Flesch-Kincaid: 1.1
Lexile: 320

Curriculum tie-ins:
▸fables
▸character development / character education

More Readers’ Theaters from My Reading Resources:
Grades K-2
The Little Red Hen Learns About St. Patrick’s Day (grades K-3)
Readers’ Theater for Two (grades K-2)
A Groundhog Day Readers’ Theater (grades K-2)
The Gingerbread Man (grades 1-3)
The Little Red Hen’s Valentine’s Day Gift (grades 1-5)
The Rooster, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen (grades 1-3)
Mardi Gras (grades 1-3)
Mardi Gras Readers’ Theater and Center Activities (grades 1-3)

Grades 2-5
The Fox and the Crow (grades 2-3)
The Fox and the Grapes (grades 2-3)
The Ant and the Chrysalis (grades 2-3)
The Ant and the Grasshopper (grades 2-3)
The Elves and the Shoemaker (grades 2-5)
The North Wind and the Sun (grades 2-3)
The Peacock and the Crane (grades 2-5)
The Little Red Hen’s Valentine’s Day Gift (grades 1-5)
Cupid, Explained (grades 2-4)
Daylight Savings Time (grades 2-5)
The Headless Horseman (adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) (grades 3-6)
Twas the Night Before Christmas (grades 3-6)
The Adventures of Aladdin (grades 2-5)
Visit Ancient Greece (grades 2-5)
Bundle:March Readers’ Theaters: Five Scripts for Spring (grades 2-4)
Bundle: Seven Aesop’s Fables (grades 2-3)
Meet Martin Luther King Jr. (grades 3-8)

Grades 5 & up
The Story of the Constitution (grades 5-12)
Cupid and Psyche (grades 4-8)
The Ransom of Red Chief (grades 4-8)
Meet Martin Luther King Jr. (grades 3-8)
Romeo & Juliet: Act One – simplified text (grades 5 & up)


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