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 little red hen who finds some grains of wheat. She decides to plant the wheat so she can make bread and asks her friends Duck, Cat, and Dog to help her. Her three friends do not want to help her do all of the jobs, including planting, watering, harvesting, grinding, and baking. When the bread is finally done, Duck, Cat, and Dog want to help Little Red Hen eat the bread, but she says no. Only friends who help can enjoy the bread with her.
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 Little Red Hen for their audience.
There are FIVE parts in this script.
This pack includes six 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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