This is a religious reader's theater intended for a small group of 4 students.This script was written for Easter but could be done at any time. In the script, Three trees are standing on a hill and dreaming of what they will be. Each has plans to be important to the world in some way. Years pass and the trees grown and then, one day, they are taken and made into things. The trees become ordinary objects that aren’t anything like what they had planned. They begin to lose sight of their dreams until, one by one, something happens to make their dreams come true. The first tree is now a manger and is used to hold the son of God, the second tree is a fishing boat and used to carry the King of Kings on his way, and the third tree is now a cross used to kill the son of God but then he conquers death and now it is a symbol of what God can do. The story ends with three Bible quotes about God’s plans for His people. There is a small writing assignment at the end for students. It would make a great skit performed before a sermon, to introduce a new missions trip, or before a discussion in class. 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 are cheaper and easier to photo copy. 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. Let me know how things go!
The Tale of Three Trees - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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