This is a small group reader's theater is for 3 students. We use this script around Easter but it could be used anytime! 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 'He who has many friends, has no friends.' In the script, The little girl has come from school upset because a boy is bragging about how many friends he has. She only has two and is upset. Grandma tells her the story of the hare who had many friends. Hare one day heard hounds coming towards him and knew they liked to eat rabbits. So the hare goes to his friends one at a time and they each refuse to help him. Finally, he must run for his life and luckily escapes.
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. If you like this script look for other Aesop tales and Easter Scripts at my store. Let me know how things go!
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The Hare Who Had Many Friends - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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