This 5 page, 4 part readers' theater script tells the story of a chef who insists on having fish for the lunch special even though there is no fish left in the freezer. His attempts to buy some fish don't work out as planned. The script is written with primary students in mind and contains parts for Emergent and Transitional readers as follows:
o Emergent (roughly DRA 4-8): Paul (the fisher)
o Transitional (roughly DRA 10-12): Lucy (the server)
o High Transitional (roughly DRA 14-18): Mark (the chef), Narrator
This allows children to work with classmates who may not be in their reading groups and makes for a nice change. It also allows fluent readers to model good reading habits and lets struggling readers participate in reading a "meatier" text.
Also included are full page, color images of each character, which students can use to make hats or neck signs to identify their role to the audience.
This script is part of a series of readers' theater scripts on community workers, each available individually or all together in a discounted bundle.
OR get all the above scripts in one product: Community Workers: Readers’ Theater for Grades 1 and 2.
Includes all 10 of the above scripts plus follow up questions and a template for students to write their own community workers' readers' theater script.
Other available Readers' Theater:
Readers' Theater for Grades 1 and 2
Jack and the Beanstalk
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Readers' Theater for Emergent Readers
(5 easier versions of fairy tale scripts tailored towards DRA 2-6 reading levels)
Christmas Readers' Theater for Grades 1 and 2
Halloween Readers' Theater: Will I Ever be a Jack-O-Lantern?
Halloween Readers' Theater: The Witch's House
Halloween Readers' Theater for Emergent Readers
(bundle of 3)
St. Patrick's Day Readers' Theater: Leprechauns Looking for Gold
St. Patrick's Day Readers' Theater: The Other Side of the Rainbow