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 three pigs who go off to live in the world. The first pig makes his house out of straw, the second out of sticks, and the third out of bricks. A Big Bad Wolf comes., wanting to eat the pigs for lunch. He blows down the first and second pigs’ houses, but luckily they escape. When he tries to blow down the third pig’s house, it is too strong. The wolf climbs onto the roof and tries to get in through the chimney. The pigs hear him coming and build a fire with boiling water, and when the wolf drops down, he is burned, shoots back up the chimney, and runs away, never to be seen again.
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 Three Little Pigs for their audience.
There are FIVE parts in this script.
This resource 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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