Readers Theater Script based on a Hawaiian Legend | Maui Finds His Strength

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Children will love this readers theater script, Maui Finds His Strength. This script introduces the character of Maui, the setting of the story, and how he began to develop his strengths to help his community, rather than just himself.

Native Hawaiian legend for young children in primary grades 2 through 4. Children can learn about Hawaiian culture and values while improving fluency and comprehension skills. Readers Theater scripts provide high engagement

The story for this script was shared with me by Native Hawaiians and I stay true and respectful of the Indigenous culture, the people and their traditions, as much as possible.

This Readers Theater script includes:

  • Readers Theater Script for engaging children in a traditional legend.
  • Learn about Hawaiian culture and values while improving fluency skills.
  • Readers Theater Script for 6 or more children, up to 12 kids

Research shows how storytelling helps improve students' comprehension! People remember more when it is in the form of a story.   Combined with the fluency practice, this is a very powerful activity for your students

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Hawaii Coloring Book

Maui Slows the Sun

Storytelling Power Point

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Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.


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