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9 Readers Theater, Aesop Fable Plays with Flexi-Curric™ for Easy Lesson Plans

Price: $6.50

Enjoy these classic Aesop's Fables scripts to motivate thinking and creativity in students in grades 2-8. Use them as a springboard for lively discussions and character building–even in middle school. 

Aesop's Fables Collection, Volume 1 with Flexi-Curric™*

Useful for partner plays, puppet plays, and Readers Theater, these nine fables capture young minds to motivate thinking and creativity. Each trustworthy script includes annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans, plus a variety of graphic organizers and extension activities.

Enjoy these Readers Theater fables chorally or in small groups with lively discussions for building positive character in grades 2-8 or ESL adult learners.

* "Our Flexi-Curric™ shortcut allows flexible, cross-curricular options for your local standards because YOU know what is right for YOUR students.

Time: 2 to 10 minutes each

Readability: Grade levels 2.4 to 4.2 (Flesch-Kincaid)

Tone: varies from serious to light-hearted fun surprises

Imagine the skills you can build and the fun you can have with the following:

• Nine Readers Theater scripts or partner plays to build fluency and confidence (R = readability level)–
- "The Beaver and the Lumberjack" (2-4+ readers, 3 min., R = grade 3.3)
- "The Council of Mice" (2-9+ readers, 5 1/2 min., R = grade 2.8)
- "The Dog and the Wolf" (2-4+ readers, 3 1/2 min., R = grade 2.8)
- "The Fox and the Crow" (2-4+ readers, 3 min., R = grade 3.3)
- "The Frogs Who Wished for a King" (2-9+ readers, 10 min., R = grade 2.6)
- "The Miller, His Son, & Their Donkey–Crazy?" (2-12 readers, 3 min., R = grade 2.6)
- "Racer Rabbit's Marathon" (3-8+ readers, 10 1/2 min., R = grade 3.2)
- "The Rooster and the Fox" (2-4+ readers, 2 min., R = grade 4.2)
- "The Salted Donkey" (2-4+ readers, 4 min., R = grade 3.6)

• Over 100 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans

• Thinking questions for each fable to use as easy discussion starters or writing assignments

• Vocabulary list with each fable to introduce new words and improve comprehension

• 21 extension activities (e.g., task cards, performance ideas, creative writing options…) to easily expand the lessons into cross-curricular learning

• 8 graphic organizers for any fable (e.g., character traits, compare and contrast, writing your own fable) for motivating comprehension, critical thinking skills, and creativity

• 51 printable morals and proverbs to launch students into writing original fables

• Hyperlinked, document navigation shortcuts to save you time

Praise from Teachers

...Keep doing what you are doing.  There are not enough quality scripts available for children and teens.  So many are inappropriate from a parent's perspective.  As a teacher I want to also build character and integrity while I teach a subject.  Why can't drama build up, inspire and be thought provoking?...Anyway, keep doing what you're doing...we need all the help we can get!
Jen H., Drama teacher

> ...I have been teaching for 35 years. RT has been part of my education journey for the majority of that time. Initially my experience with it was as a performance genre in the Drama Curriculum. Now I use it across the curriculum - a wonderful high motivation strategy in the language program - particularly reading - and so much more as you would know. I was drawn to your 'community' by the idea of leadership... I think what you're doing is wonderful..."
Graham B. Former primary teacher (now a Visual Art and Drama specialist)

Readers Theater All Year is the most comprehensive collection of Readers Theater scripts and resources I have found on the internet!...Thank you Carol for your leadership and vision and for making Readers Theater so accessible for teachers and parents.
Daniel Fiore, Elementary teacher/author What They Have Taught Me

I found the free readers theater online scripts, teaching tips, and curriculum teleseminars at Readers Theater All Year very inspirational to me. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation script in my ESOL classes before Christmas break and my students all enjoyed it..
Lily T. Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

"> ..We did Squanto's Squash for the family on Thanksgiving and [my sons] participated and loved it. I am so excited about making this a major part of homeschooling. What a great way to learn!
Bethany P. Homeschooling Mom

> our script "The Earth Day Hen and Friends" I've used this! The kids love it. Thank you for sharing...It's just right for all levels in the class...Your free scripts are wonderful!...They learn so much from drama and reader's theatre...I see the shy ones gain confidence as they read. Fluency and prosody increases with reader's theatre...
Angela D., 3rd grade teacher

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Make lesson plans easy with annotated curriculum links and a graphic organizer on character qualities.