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I love using Readers Theatre Scripts and accompanying resources in the classroom to bring to life theatre, ELA standards, and practice reading fluency! In this bundle of fairy tale scripts, the learning objective is teaching Point of View. This concept can be a tricky standard for lots of students to grasp and I have found that theatre can be an effective teaching strategy. This Readers Theatre script is based upon the classic fairytale: Jack & the Beanstalk. The script is an adaptation that explore the point of view of the villain in the classic tale: the Giant. This short, drama-packed script, plus the accompanying resources will make learning this key ELA concept: Point of View, fun and memorable for years to come! *It is designed to be worked on in flexible small groups of 5-8 students. This activity makes a great Literacy Center! (Most appropriate for 2nd- 4th grade students. Although I have found some 1st grade classrooms to also really enjoy them!)
Also included in this download are: 1) Readers Theatre Teaching Tips 2) Student Performance Checklist/ Rubric 3) Teacher Notes & Extension Ideas to incorporate grade level writing skills and visual arts into the learning.
Summary of the Play:
The Giant's Side of the Story- This script focuses in on the Giant's point of view during the major events of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story. Students will love recounting the story from the lens of the Giant and discovering how he might have felt towards Jack as he continually showed up to his castle and each time single-handedly stole the Giant's precious riches.