This is a small group reader's theater is for 3 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! Aesop's tales are a great way to teach students how to look for lessons or morals! The moral of the fable is 'Little friends might turn out to be great friends.'
In the script, The Mouse was hurrying home one day and came across the Lion. He woke up and caught her and was about to eat her but the Mouse begged him for her life. She promised to one day repay the Lion if he wouldn’t eat her. The Lion agreed although he could not believe that such a small creature would ever be of help to him. A week later the Lion got caught in a hunter’s net and would have been killed accept the mouse ran to help him. She nibbled through the ropes and set the Lion free. The Lion admits that the Mouse has kept her promise. This becomes a writing assignment for the students to do and the question is at the bottom of the script. They are asked to find the lesson in the fable and write about a time they have experienced it or a time in the future they might use it.
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 Lion and the Mouse - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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