"The City Mouse and the Country Mouse” is a well-loved Aesop’s fable that teaches a moral that every elementary student (and adult) needs to learn. In this easy to read readers’ theater script, students get to discover the hardships of both living in the city and the country, and learn that no matter where they live, they need to be content.
Script has 6 parts – this makes it easy to do with a small group as a Close Reading activity. Practicing often allows students to practice fluency and expression. Script is 3 pages.
You will find separate detailed lesson plans for grades 1, 2, and 3. Lesson plans have CCSS alignment, I can statements, vocabulary suggestions, and reading activities for before, during and after reading. Graphic organizers are included for comprehension lesson. There is a writing extension as well.
This is perfect for a lesson wrap up or for including on a bulletin board or hallway display with student writing! Students can make a simple craft that goes along with the play. Primary writing templates included.
The City Mouse & the Country Mouse script has many different examples of declarative, interrogative, exclamatory and imperative sentences. Included in this packet are 20 task cards where students have to identify sentence types. Student friendly words are used (telling, asking, exclaiming and commanding). Answer key included.
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Happy Teaching! – Martha from “The Owl Spot”