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! There are two morals for this fable. They are '' Appearances are deceptive" & "The evil doer often comes to harm through his own deceit." In the script, A determined wolf wants sheep for dinner but watchful dogs keep chasing him away. The wolf grows thinner but won’t stop trying. One day he finds a sheepskin that a shepherd has left behind. The wolf uses it to dress up like a sheep and sneaks into the flock. Finally he has all the sheep he can eat! Magpie warns him things are going too well. Then, one night a shepherd decides he wants mutton for dinner. He takes a knife and goes in to the fold and kills a sheep. The sheep the shepherd kills is really the wolf. 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. If you like this script look for other Aesop tales. Let me know how things go!
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Small Group Reader's Theater by Aesop
by Melanie Whitesides
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