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Noodle Strudel (R = 1.9)

publication date: Mar 6, 2011
author/source: Carol Montgomery
cover thumbnailHere's a short script to slip into your day when you need a filler, a break, a laugh, or a motivator for creative writing.  Light-hearted fun between a kitten and a poodle, this primary level Readers Theater script is perfect for choral reading (e.g., girls/guys), use with ESL or ESOL students, or even puppets.  Older students may enjoy performing it for a younger audience. Complete with trustworthy annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans, "Noodle Strudel" should brighten everyone's day--especially if you like pets.   (NOTE:  For buddy reading have BOTH Noodle and Studel read the part of the Narrator chorally.)
TIME:  about 2+ minutes  CAST: 2-3 (including narrator)  TONE:  light-hearted fun  READABILITY:  grade 1.9  
Here's a brief excerpt from this entertaining exclusive Script Buffet Club member's script:

Noodle Strudel
By Carol Montgomery  ©2011

  Noodle, Strudel,
                 Kitten and Poodle,
                 That’s their names.

Noodle:  Kitten is Noodle.

Strudel:  Strudel’s a poodle.

Noodle & Strudel:  Together we play games.

Narrator:  Noodle loves to pounce on Strudel’s  tail.

Noodle:  I wait for the perfect moment.

Strudel:  Like when I’m taking a nap?

Noodle:  That will do.  First, I catch a whiff of the fuzzy critter.  (sniff, sniff)  Then, I spy on it with my keen eyes.

Strudel:  You mean me?

Noodle:  (smiles)  Next, I flick my tail to see if it runs away.  If not, I s-l-o-w-l-y creep closer…(pause) barely move--then freeze, barely move-- then freeze.   (continued...)

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"Noodle Strudel" Audios
Two versions available because the children wanted to read both parts!

Thank you to Lauren (5), Jackson (7), and your dad for the GREAT audios of "Noodle Strudel" below:

Here's Part I with Jackson as Noodle and Lauren as Strudel.

Here's Part II with Lauren as Noodle and Jackson as Strudel.

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