12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays: Humorous Takes on Favorite Tales That Boost Reading Skills, Build Fluency & Keep Your Class Chuckling With Lots of Read-Aloud Fun!
Students will have oodles of fun building essential reading skills with rib-tickling versions of beloved fairy tales turned into read-aloud plays! Even your most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist these hilarious twists on their favorite tales Spiderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs, The Popsicle Boy, Little Late Riding Hood, The Cheetah and the Sloth, Rafunzel and many more! Plus: Each play comes complete with instant discussion starters, vocabulary boosters, imaginative writing prompts, and a brief history of the fairy tale. For use with Grades 2-4.
- Brand: Teaching Resources
- ASIN: 0439153891
- UPC: 078073153893
Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tale Plays: 5 Funny Plays with Related Writing Activities and Graphic Organizers ... Kids to Explore Plot, Characters, and Setting
What happens when Cinderella wears shoes she’s made from recycled materials to the ball? Tap into students’ sense of humor with five lively plays that take the plots, characters, and settings of traditional fairy tales and turn them on their heads! Includes character parts written at a variety of reading levels, book links, and writing activities that help students build on traditional fairy tale structures and write in different genres. For use with Grades 3-5.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Teaching Resources
- ASIN: 0439271681
- UPC: 078073271689
Folk & Fairy Tale Plays for Beginning Readers: 14 Reader Theater Plays That Build Early Reading and Fluency Skills
Give beginning readers a boost with these whimsical, easy-to-read plays based on classic folk and fairy tales! The plays feature rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help children build vocabulary and become confident, fluent readers. Includes tips for building fluency, a teacher rubric, a student self-assessment checklist, and extension activities. For use with Grades K–2.
- Brand: Scholastic Teaching Resources
- ASIN: 0545209285
- UPC: 884148318940
12 Fabulously Funny Folktale Plays: Boost Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension!
Teachers can motivate even their most reluctant readers with this irresistible collection of read-aloud plays! These laugh-out-loud twists on favorite folktales include Jack and the Giant Sunflower, Claynocchio, The Prince Frog, Three Silly Goats Gruff, Queen Midas, and many more. Each play comes complete with a brief history of the original tale, a list of key vocabulary, and instant discussion starters and writing prompts-all to help put children on the path to reading with fluency and comprehension. For use with Grades 2-4.
- Brand: Teaching Resources
- ASIN: 0439517621
- UPC: 078073517626
US History Readers' Theater Grd 5-8
Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can imagine the terror of wading through the water at Omaha Beach as bullets strike their buddies. They can visualize Hugh Glass crawling across rocks and cactus on his 100 mile journey to safety. Each of 15 scripts is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.
- Brand: TEACHER CREATED RESOURCES
- ASIN: 1420639978
- UPC: 088231939979
Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children
Presented with the right plays, children are the most honest and appreciative of audiences. This anthology, compiled by an authority on children's theatre, collects new and overlooked scripts that represent the best of modern playwriting for children. From works adapted from classic children's stories to original contemporary scripts, each play inspires the imagination as it entertains.With complete scripts for twenty plays plus a biographical sketch of each playwright, Theatre for Young Audiences is invaluable for anyone involved in children's theatre, from community theatre groups to teachers and students of dramatic literature.Plays included in this book:Charlotte's Web ... Joseph RobinetteThe Arkansas Bear ... Aurand HarrisReally Rosie ... Maurice SendakThe Secret Garden ... Pam SterlingWiley and the Hairy Man ... Suzan ZederAccording to Coyote ... John KauffmanThe Mischief Makers ... Lowell SwortzellThe Wise Men of Chelm ... Sandra F. AsherCrow & Weasel ... Jim LeonardThe Ice Wolf ... Joanna H. KrausHome on the Mornin' Train ... Kim HinesThe Falcon ... Greg PalmerThe Man-Child ... Arnold RabinHush: An Interview with America ... James StillBocon! ... Lisa LoomerThe Crane Wife ... Barbara CarlisleJungalbook ... Edward MastA Thousand Cranes ... Kathryn S. MillerThe Yellow Boat ...
- Brand: Jennings, Coleman A. (EDT)/ Sendak, Maurice (FRW)
- ASIN: 0312337140
10 Minute Plays for Kids of All Ages (Volume 1)
In “10 minute plays for kids of all ages” you will find nine, royalty free, short play scripts perfect for theater students, acting class recitals, and even youth groups. These plays are versatile enough they can be performed as staged reader’s theater to full stage productions. Most roles are gender flexible and range from 6 to 20 players. All nine plays are age appropriate without any inappropriate topics or language. Kids as young as 5yrs have watched and performed in some of these plays. These plays cover several genres including: fairy tale fantasy, science fiction alien invasions, to super silly superheroes. These plays bring out the kid in all of us.
- ASIN: 1537297112
Reader's Theater: Reproducible Grades 2-6
Improve fluency in early readers with this easy-to-implement, effective tool to involve all students through the use of varying readability levels! Engaging plays on a variety of topics provide speaking roles for students of all reading levels to participate...and succeed!
- Brand: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
- ASIN: 0739893092
Fairytales on Stage: A Collection of Children's Plays based on Famous Fairy tales
This book is a collection of plays that have been adapted from well-known fairy tales. They can be used as performance plays, readers theatre or just used to promote reading in groups. Each play is between five and ten minutes long. The plays can be adapted to suit the various needs of the group. The cast list is very flexible. Characters can be added, changed or omitted. In addition, the teacher/group leader can assume the role of the storyteller if the children are unable to read or not at the reading level required. All suggestions for stage directions are included in brackets and italics. Also included in this book is a variety of drama activities. These activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable as well as promoting coordination, movement, character development and creativity. The plays in the collection are: Little Red Riding Hood Goldilocks The Three Little Pigs The Elves and the Shoemaker The Three Billy Goats Gruff The Ugly Duckling The Lazy Cow The Talking Tree Humpty Dumpty The Magic Porridge Pot The Stone Soup The Pied Piper of Hamelin The Little Red Hen The Gingerbread Man The Enormous Turnip Chicken Licken
- ASIN: 0956896677
Teacher Created Materials - Reader's Theater: Children's Folk Tales and Fairy Tales (Spanish) - 6 Book Set - Grades K-1 - Guided Reading Level A - I
Build fluency with this set of Reader's Theater scripts that have been translated into Spanish! Centered around the theme of classic children's folk and fairy tales, this set of differentiated scripts features roles written to match multiple reading levels. Teachers can assign specific roles to English language learners based on everyone's current reading level, allowing all readers to get involved in the same activity and feel successful! Students will gain confidence in their reading fluency through performance, regardless of their current reading ability. While performing with others, students will practice interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures to better tell the story. This 6-book set includes: El hombrecito de jengibre (The Gingerbread Man); Hansel y Gretel (Hansel and Gretel); La gallinita roja (The Little Red Hen); La ropa nueva del emperador (The Emperor's New Clothes); Los tres chivitos Gruff (The Three Billy Goats Gruff); Los tres cochinitos (The Three Little Pigs).
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Teacher Created Materials
- ASIN: 1493812580
Teacher Created Materials - Reader's Theater: Folk & Fairy Tales English - 8 Book Set - Grades K-1 - Guided Reading Level E - J
Introduce young readers to familiar folk and fairy tales with this 8-book collection presented in fun scripts!
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Teacher Created Materials
- ASIN: 142580876X
Reader's Theater...and So Much More! Grades 5-6
"Reader's Theater . . . and So Much More!" is written for grades 5-6. This exciting resource contains plays, skits, and independent research activities with an innovative twist for differentiated instruction. This high-interest book of humorous skits and plays are a jumping-off point for research and creativity for students of all ability levels. Each of the reader's theaters comes with suggestions for differentiating and extending the lesson's content. These plays not only provide a legitimate reason for students to reread text and practice fluency, but they also promote cooperative interaction with peers. Grades 5-6
- Brand: Brand: Prufrock Press, Inc.
- ASIN: 159363501X
10-Minute Plays For Kids (Applause Acting Series)
In 10-Minute Plays for Kids, young thespians will find terrific plays by some of our most prominent playwrights – such as Sharyn Rothstein, Alex Broun, Jenny Lyn Bader, Claudia I. Haas, and Mark Harvey Levine, and by others less well known but equally terrific such as Sharai Bohannon, Suzanne Bailie, and Shirley King. The characters and situations portrayed are perfect for the kid actor. Some of the plays explore relatable tales of friendship and family, while others allow the actors to take on the personas of nonhuman characters, such as fish and chess pieces! 10-Minute Plays for Kids is ideal for theater students, youth groups, and acting classes.
- Brand: Applause Books
- ASIN: 1495053393
- UPC: 888680101329
George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
- Color: Other
- Brand: Orwell, George
- ASIN: 0451526341
One Act Plays for Kids
One Act Plays for Kids is the creative result of my work with Bottle Tree Productions acting students. The kids in these classes are from 6-12 In our ten week acting sessions, we get together for the first two or three classes and do theatre games, improv stories and basic acting techniques. Usually the students come up with story ideas, characters and they work out an initial improvised story which I then turn into a script. King Hector the Horizontal is the story of a brave princess who climbs a mountain to slay a dragon and save the kingdom guppy getaway is an underwater fantasy about life under the sea for a school of guppies who get lost in the ocean Night of the Gnomes is the story of Four garden gnomes rise up in rebellion against their human masters. Toys in the Closet speaks to the imagination in all children-The idea that their toys are alive Our Acting Classes are a safe place for students to share their imagination and creativity. Theatre is a place where kids can bond with other like-minded kids. Their skills are honed in front of a jury of their peers. They quickly learn what works and what doesn't. Their ideas form the basis of these scripts. As a result these plays do not speak down to kids, but speaks for them, using their own words, their own thoughts and their ...
- ASIN: 1484074254
Shakespeare For Kids:Four plays adapted to perform with kids
Looking for play ideas for your drama club? Do you need a play to perform with your class? Are the children in need of a class project? Look no further, here’s the book. This book is designed to convey Shakespeare to everyone in a non-threatening way. These four plays have been adapted for any age, from middle school to adults. Even a young person can pick this book up and do any of the four plays with their friends, just for fun. Shakespeare himself would be proud. Grab this resource book today, and be the first one to own, "Shakespeare for Kids: Four plays adapted to perform with kids.” Let the fun begin!
- Brand: Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- ASIN: 1478263369
Reader's Theater Scripts: Secondary
As students regularly read and perform these age-appropriate texts, they improve decoding, interpretation, fluency, and comprehension.
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Brand: Shell Education
- ASIN: 1425804039
Aesop's Fables on Stage: A Collection of Plays for Children
Enter Aesop's imaginative and wacky world of Brave MICESly FOXES and Proud PEACOCKS.Follow the adventures of the grateful LION who repays a debt, a slow and steady TORTOISE who wins the race and a very lazy GRASSHOPPER who finally gets his comeuppance.Aesop's Fables On Stage is a collection of delightful, fantastic fables that have been adapted into children's plays. The scripts can be used as performance plays, readers' theatre or just read for pure enjoyment.
- ASIN: 0956896693
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