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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: Cinderella. The script is an adaptation that explore the point of view of the Stepsisters. 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 Stepsisters' Side of the Story- This script focuses in on the Stepsisters' point of view during the major events of the classic Cinderella. Students will love recounting the story from the lens of the Stepsisters and discovering how they may have felt towards their sister. We find out that Cinderella was rather whiny and cold to her sisters and not nearly as grateful as the storybooks made her out to be.