This is the original story of Shaiming, a princess who has lost her mother. She wishes someone would take her sadness away. Her father hires a boy from the village to be sad for her. All the things that Shaiming thinks would make her happy could also eventually make her sad. So her father gives them all to the boy. In the end, Shaiming realizes that sadness is a part of life and that she can't be afraid to lose something precious. She knows that her memories can help make her happy.
This reader's theater script is suitable for small groups in upper elementary grades. It is a story of coping with loss, told in a positive and uplifting way.
Included in the packet are:
*complete reader's theater story
*activities for vocabulary study
I hope you and your students enjoy my story!