This reader's theater was written for a small group of 6 students. I usually have 5 work on it with the smaller part being shared. In the script, there are three billy goat brothers who are pretty tough. They are into weight lifting and are heading to a new gym but have to cross a bridge first. The little troll who lives under the bridge has other ideas but the brothers keep pushing past him and upsetting him.
I had a request for my scripts as PDFs and so this is the PDF version of the script but there is also a Word document of it. I use all of my Reader's Theaters to help students improve their fluency. My students, especially the ones struggling to read, still require motivation to improve and that is where Reader's Theater comes in.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone. If you enjoy this script, look for other twisted fairy tales at my site. You can even save money by buying them in packs! If you are looking for a great activity after one of these, consider having students compare and contrast the original version with this one using a Venn Diagram.
I hope that you will enjoy this small group Reader's Theater. As I have said before, small groups are better because students aren't waiting as long to do their part and they get more practice in. My ESL students find these scripts to be their favorite part of our center time. Please let me know what you think of this one. Most of my scripts are black and white to make it easier to photocopy. Thank you.
The Three Billy Goats Tough - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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