Readers' Theater - Tall tales readers' theater with a twist! "Davy Crockpot & Other Tall & Twisted Tales":
Tall tales are fun. TWISTED readers' theater tall tales are even better! This 96-page readers' theater Tall Tales Toolkit takes four traditional tall tales and turns them on their heads.
The activities are perfect for upper elementary or 2nd- and 3rd-grade gifted-and-talented students in need of a challenge.
The readers' theater scripts put a twist on the following tall tales:
>Davy Crockett becomes . . . "Davy Crockpot Frees the Sun" (FREE DOWNLOAD)
>Johnny Appleseed becomes . . . "Johnny Watermelonseed Saves the Harvest"
>John Henry becomes . . . "Joan Henry Lights the Way"
>Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox becomes . . . "Paul Onion and His Baby-blue Socks"
Not only do you get the four tall tale scripts (along with sound-effect cue cards for audience participation!), but the toolkit also includes the following resources to help build a tall tale unit or folklore unit:
>Vocabulary: Word Work
activity for each script (with answer key)
>Compare & Contrast
graphic organizer activity (with answer key) for each traditional v. twisted tall tale (e.g., Davy Crockett v. Davy Crockpot)
>Hyperbole in Tall Tales:
2-page activity helps students recognize and understand figurative language in tall tales (with answer key)
>Traits of Tall Tales:
1-page factsheet highlights key aspects that set tall tales apart from other stories in the folklore genre
>Tall Tales Leveled Reading List:
Leveled booklist of high-interest books about tall tales
>Writers' Workshop Extension Activity:
Activity to guide students in writing and revising their own twisted tall tales
>Weekly Practice Checklist:
5-day framework to guide students' day-by-day readers' theater fluency practice
Additional resources in the Tall Tales Toolkit include highlights of applicable Common Core State Standards, a basic overview of readers' theater, and a list of tips and tricks for readers' theater success.
If you're not sure the Tall Tales Toolkit is right for you and your students, please download the FREE 6-reader, 5-page twisted tall tale "Davy Crockpot Frees the Sun"
to get a sample of Davy Crockett with a twist!
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