This is a small group reader's theater is for 4 students. It is based on Aesop's tale. Aesop's tales are a great way to teach students how to look for lessons or morals! The moral of the fable is 'Do not imitate people who are better than you.' In the script,The animals are having a party and Camel has come. The Camel has a lot of pride and thinks he is better than the rest. He keeps hurting their feelings. When Monkey dances and everyone loves it, Camel decides to show them how much better he is. But he is horrible! He looks funny and his hoofs almost hit the King on the nose. The other animals get angry and drive him into the desert where he lives to this day.
There is a writing assignment for the students to do at the bottom of the last page. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need. Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice and you get less off task behaviors.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. My 3rd graders were fine performing this but they underlined potential trouble words as they read it. If you like this script look for other Aesop tales. Let me know how things go!
The Camel and the Monkey - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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