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‘Don’t play tricks on others if you are not willing to have them played on you!’Two foxes live next door to a stork and are constantly making fun of how different the stork looks. One day they come up with an idea for a funny joke. They invite the stork to their house for dinner and serve it using dishes that the stork can’t eat with because of its long bill. The stork is angry but decides to pay them back and perhaps teach them a lesson. The stork invites them to dinner the next day. It serves them in dishes fit for a stork to eat in but which foxes can’t. They are angry with the stork. The stork calmly explains why it has done this. This becomes a writing assignment for the students to do and the question is at the bottom of the script. They are asked to discuss a bad joke that has been played on them.
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 in and less off task behaviors take place.
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. If you like this script look for other Aesop tales. Let me know how things go!
The Foxes and the Stork - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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