Use the script after reading the story aloud to the class. This script is for 4 readers in grades K-1, depending on the reading level of your students in a guided reading group. The lexile for this book is 370L.
• Text-to-self connection
• Retelling (strong sequence of events)
• Kevin Henkes author study
Owen, Mom, Dad, Narrator
*Use a piece of yellow felt or fabric as the main prop. Remember that in Reader’s Theatre, only a few props are used. It is not a play, but a chance to create fluent readers. Ask each reader to highlight his/her part in yellow marker or crayon.