Froggy - Ms. Smith`s Flex Class

Reader’s
Theater
Adapted from
Froggy
Goes to School
by Jonathan London
© 2014 Nina Mengali 1 Reader’s
Theater
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my students strengthen their reading and language arts skills! My class CHEERS every Nme I tell them we are going to do Reader’s Theater!! This technique makes reading come alive for your students and can really develop a classroom full of confident readers! It is especially important that the stories are fun and engaging! Reader’s Theater is a great way to reach the individual needs of a variety of students at one Nme! Accelerated readers can conNnue to develop expressive reading, and develop or expand their vocabulary. Struggling readers are given a legiNmate reason to read aloud and to re-­‐read. CollaboraNng with peers is one of the most appealing features of Readers Theater; students did not feel alone as they read, they did not have to read the whole text, and they experience breaks between their reading. © 2014 Nina Mengali 2 Reader’s Theater
Adapted from
Froggy Goes to School
by Jonathan London
Characters: Narrator Mr. Mugwart Froggy Mom Max Dad Teacher © 2014 Nina Mengali 3 Froggy Goes to School Page 1 Narrator: It was the first day of school. Froggy woke up and looked out the window. The sun was high in the sky. Froggy: Oh, no! The bus! The bus! I’ll miss the bus! Narrator: He hopped out of bed and flopped outside. Froggy: Flop, flop, flop. Wait! Wait! Narrator: The bus stopped and the door folded open. Froggy: I made it! Flop, flop, flop. Max:
Ha, ha, ha! FRRROOOGGGYYY! © 2014 Nina Mengali 4 Froggy Goes to School Page 2 Froggy: Wha-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐t? Max:
Did you forget something? Froggy: Oops! Narrator: He was in his underwear! He dashed to the back of the bus and hid behind Max’s umbrella all the way to school. Dad: FRRROOOGGGYYY! Froggy: Wha-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐t? Narrator: It was Froggy’s dad. Froggy was sNll in bed. It was all a bad dream! Dad: Rise and shine, Froggy. It’s the first day of school! © 2014 Nina Mengali 5 Froggy Goes to School Page 3 Narrator: This Nme Froggy got ALL dressed! Froggy: Zip! Zoop! Zup! Zut! Zut! Zut! Zat! Narrator: Then he flopped into the kitchen. Froggy: Flop, flop, flop. Narrator: He tried to pour milk on his bowl of flies, but the carton flew out of his hands. Mom:
You’re just nervous about school, Froggy. Everybody is nervous on the first day. Froggy: Not me! Narrator: And together they leapfrogged all the way to the bus. © 2014 Nina Mengali 6 Froggy Goes to School Page 4 Froggy: Flop, flop, flop. Narrator: At school, Froggy found his name tag on his table. He liked his name. It was the first word he knew how to read. It was the only word he knew how to read. Froggy: FRRROOOGGGYYY! FRRROOOGGGYYY! FRRROOOGGGYYY! Teacher: FRRROOOGGGYYY! Froggy: Wha-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐a-­‐t? Teacher: Hush, dear. It’s Nme to pay aaenNon. Narrator: But it was hard to pay aaenNon. He squirmed. He looked out the window at the falling leaves. He felt like a leaf falling… falling….PLOP! He fell right out of his chair. © 2014 Nina Mengali 7 Froggy Goes to School Page 5 Froggy: OOPS! Teacher: Kindly stay in your seat, dear. We’ll sit on the floor at circle Nme. Narrator: It was finally circle Nme. Teacher: Now children, today I’d like you to tell us what you did last summer. Who wants to go first? Froggy and Max: Me me me me me me me ME!!! Teacher: One at a Nme children. Froggy, what did you do last summer? Froggy: Last summer I learned how to swim! Bubble, bubble, toot, toot, chicken, airplane, soldier. Bubble, bubble, toot, toot, chicken, airplane, soldier. Bubble, bubble, toot, toot, chicken, airplane, soldier. © 2014 Nina Mengali 8 Froggy Goes to School Page 6 Narrator: In walked Mr. Mugwart, the principal. Froggy: OOOPPPS! Narrator: Froggy was embarrassed, looking more red in the face than green. Mr. Mugwart: Bubble, bubble, toot, toot, chicken, airplane, soldier. Someone learned to swim! Narrator: Froggy’s Mom and Dad met him at the bus stop ager school. Mom and Dad: How was your first day of school, Froggy? Froggy: Great! I taught the principal how to swim! Mom: Hmmmmmmmmmm, that’s nice, but where is your lunch box? © 2014 Nina Mengali 9 Froggy Goes to School Page 7 Dad: And where is your baseball cap? Froggy: OOOPPPS! I leg them at school. Mom: Oh, Froggy. Will you ever learn? Froggy: That’s why I am going to school mom! Narrator: And together they leapfrogged all the way home. All: Flop, flop, flop! Narrator: The end. © 2014 Nina Mengali 10 Reader’s
Theater
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