This Reader's Theater is for 4 students. It is a Spanish fairy tale. In the script, A long time ago the king of Granada decided he was ready to marry. The king created a test to find the best and bravest woman to be queen. Any girl, over 18, was able to take the test. All they had to do was look in the barber’s magic mirror. The mirror would show spots if the woman was not good at heart or had blemishes in her character. There would be the same number of spots as the person had blemishes. No girl was willing to take the test. Many weeks went by. Finally the barber told the king about a shepherdess who would look in the mirror if asked. The king sent for her and she looked in. The mirror was not really magic. The whole thing was a test meant to prove a girl’s bravery and confidence. The shepherdess became queen and they lived happily ever after. There is a short writing assignment afterwards asking students to identify 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 fairy tales and twisted tales at my site. I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Let me know how things go!
The Magic Mirror of Granada - A Spanish Fairy Tale
by Melanie Whitesides
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