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! The moral of the fable is ‘Beware of sudden offers of friendship.' In the script, Fox is hungry and wants to eat the old rooster. But rooster likes to sleep high in a tree. Fox comes up with a plan to try and trick it into coming down. He tells the rooster that their families have decided to forgive each other and live in peace. Fox asks the rooster to come down to celebrate and talk. The rooster knows that it is a trick and pretends to see some wild dogs coming. It pretends to be excited to celebrate with the fox and the dogs. The fox is scared off and runs away. 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 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 Rooster and the Fox - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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