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 'Gentleness and kindness win where force and bluster fail.' In the script, The North Wind and the Sun are fighting about who is the strongest. They are arguing for quite a while when a Bystander comes along. The Bystander asks them what they are fighting over and suggests that they have a contest to help decide the truth. A man comes along and is wearing a coat and the North Wind and Sun take turns trying to get the man to take it off. The North Wind blows hard and loud but all the man does is hold his coat tighter. The Sun smiles warmly on the man and he unbuttons the coat. The Sun then shines warmer and pretty soon the coat comes off.
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. My 3rd graders were fine performing this but they underlined potential trouble words as they read it. If you like this script look for other Aesop tales. Let me know how things go!
The North Wind Versus The Sun - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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