This reader's theater was written for a small group of 4 students. The entire script is told in rhyme and the words that rhyme are in bold. It is a sad but true statement that most students now-a-days have not heard of Mother Goose or many of the poems put together under that title. This is why I have taken some of the poems and made them into reader’s theaters. I have taken Winken, Blinken, and Nod and kept it in rhyme but enhanced it so that it makes it more of a journey. They sail away in their dreams to the starlit sea. The Old Moon gives them permission to fish for the herring there. Instead of catching fish they make friends with them and, when morning comes, they travel back home. It turns out that Winken, Blinken, and Nod are one child and the purpose of their dream is to remind others that the only limit to dreams is our own fears and desires. The main purpose of this script is to teach students how to read in rhyme.
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 3rd grade group needed some extra help with vocabulary words which is why I do not list this below 4th grade. I have also placed the words that rhyme in bold so students can identify them easily.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and 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 lesson 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. If you like this script look for other Mother Goose scripts. I've even put a book of them together. Thank you.
Winken, Blinken, and Nod the Story of a Dream
by Melanie Whitesides
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