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The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups

The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
The Elephant's Child - Just So Reader's Theater for Small Groups
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This Reader's Theater is for 4 - 6 students. It is a Just-So story. In the script, the Elephant’s Child is always asking questions and everyone gets tired of hearing them. So they spank the child every chance they get. One day, the Elephant’s Child asks what the Crocodile eats for dinner. The other animals get nervous and spank it just for asking. The Elephant’s Child goes in search of the Crocodile to ask it. After walking for a long, long time the Elephant’s Child finds the river. It asks the Python about the Crocodile and the Python spanks it. Next it finds and asks the Crocodile. The Crocodile does not eat it but grabs the Elephant’s Child’s nose. They child and the Crocodile pull and pull and the nose gets stretched out. When the Elephant’s Child gets home it shows everyone all that it can do with its new nose. All the Elephants hurry to the Crocodile to get their noses stretched too.

The writing assignment afterwards asks students to use evidence to find the moral of the story. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need. My scripts are in black and white with only the occasional color picture on front 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 in and less off task behaviors take place.

My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and, if your students enjoy this script, look for more Just-So scripts at my site. I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Let me know how things go!


The Elephant's Child - A Just-So Story by Melanie Whitesides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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