Winter Readers Theater Script The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds

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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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Part of a Bundle Who likes sweet stories? Low prep and easy to present! This Bulgarian folk tale adapted into a reader's theater script with roles for 25+ students is suitable for upper elementary gifted or middle school students studying fairy tales, L. Arts or Drama class. This piece could be a one or three-day study depending upon how much effort a teacher wants to expend. Or a teacher could use this with distance learning students by tweaking the product a bit. =

Based on a Bulgarian folk tale by the same name, students will have an opportunity to:

  • focus on their reading, especially in a play format
  • strengthen their skills in vocal variety and inflection
  • sing a song
  • perform for peers in a non-threatening manner

This product comes with:

  • letter to teacher
  • warm up exercise
  • what is Bulgaria?
  • English words and Bulgarian pronunciations
  • advice in directing reader's theater
  • original folk tale for a comparison and contrast discussion
  • blocking plot for teacher's staging needs
  • fourteen page script with roles for 25+ students
  • enrichment activities--coloring pages and several assignments
  • post performance discussion

The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds is a story about a brave young girl. She volunteers to journey to Father Frost's palace and ask him for help with the Winter Witch who is keeping spring from returning. On the way, she meets the Winter Whirlwinds and their sisters, the Blizzards who do their best to try to stop her. Finally, the Winter Witch intervenes by singing a magical lullaby to the little girl lulling her to sleep in the deep snow. Luckily, she is rescued at the last minute by the woodland animals and together they continue their adventure to see Father Frost. Does Father Frost help them and make spring return? Filled with drama, a bit of comedy, warmth and kindness The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds is a delightful story.

Created by a veteran award winning drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

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Total Pages
26 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.


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