Aesop Fables The Fox and the Stork Guided Reading Script
plus lesson plan including teaching input, synopsis, guided reading script, discussion points and suggestions for further work.
Cast of 6, around 5 minutes reading time
Lesson: Around 20 minutes, depending on how much of the lesson plan is used. The material could, of course, be split over a series of sessions.
The script can be used either as a guided reading script (6 readers) or as a mini performance (cast of 6) and could be used either in a Literacy or PSHE class (owing to the life lessons contained within the text).
Aesop Fables currently available from website:
· The Fox and the Stork
· The Lion and the Mouse
· The Tortoise and the Hare
· The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
· The Jay and the Peacocks
These all come in the same format i.e. as 6 speaker script with lesson plan including teaching input, synopsis, discussion points and suggestions for further work
Narrator: Oh, how very charming, you two dining together! What did you have?
Fox: Well, how would I know? I couldn’t sniff it, let along eat it!
Stork: (Sarcastically) Oh what a shame! And to think of all the trouble I went to preparing that stew for you.
Pupil 1: So, what was wrong with it?
Pupil 2: (To Fox) Why didn’t you eat it?
Teacher: Sounds a bit ill-mannered, to me! Not eating what your host had prepared!
Fox: Er, just the small matter of not being able to!
Narrator: (Repeating) Not being able to? What do you mean?
Fox: Just the small matter of how the food was served up.
Pupil 2: So, there was nothing wrong with the food itself?
Fox: (Sighing impatiently) As I keep saying, I couldn’t actually get to it!
Pupil 1: How come?
Stork: (Sarcastically) Oh don’t tell me you had a problem with my beakers? See, it wasn’t so very long ago that I was having similar problems but with my beak!
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