Reader's Theatre is a fun and engaging way for students to practice reading aloud with fluency and expression, as well as performing in front of an audience without the stress and pressure of memorizing lines. I use reader's theatre at the end of the school year to keep my students focused and learning, despite the end of the year craziness!
This play is about a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who leave their homes, meet up, and decide to go to Bremen to be town musicians. On the way there, they see a cottage and decide to stop for the night. Inside the cottage live two robbers. The animals start to sing, which scare the robbers from the cottage. They go inside, eat the robbers’ meal, and then go to sleep. When the robbers return, they startle the animals, who then scare away the robbers. The animals decide to live in the house and become famous musicians in the town of Bremen.
This script was written with end-of-the-year second graders' reading levels in mind. It is shorter than most scripts written by big publishing companies, in order to keep the audience engaged for the whole performance. It took my second graders about 5 minutes to perform The Bremen Town Musicians for their audience.
There are SEVEN parts in this script.
This resource includes eight copies of the script: one for each part with the lines highlighted, and one blank copy. Each script is a total of four pages, including the cover. To assemble the scripts, I take a 12" x 18" piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Then I glue the cover page on the front and the lines on the inside and back cover, and then laminate the booklets. I have also included name tags for each part. I turn them into signs my students hang around their necks, or you can make them into headbands/hats.
This resource is a part of Traditional Literature Reader's Theatre Bundle.To see more of my reader's theatre scrips, CLICK HERE!
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