Reader's Theatre: Tall Tales

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  • eBook Order #: RHP1122
  • Print Book Order #: RH1122
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: RH+P1122
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-171-1
  • Grades: 4, 5, 6
  • Reading Level: 4-6
  • Total Pages: 84
  • Author: Nat Reed

  • Highlights:

    • Paul Bunyan
    • John Henry
    • Slappy Hooper
    • Frogs A Hoppin’
    • Pecos Bill
    • The Gossip
    • A Porker in the Family

    Our Tall Tales unit is a unique way of introducing students to some of the most interesting characters in the world.

    The tall tales genre was popularized in North America in the 1820's. Readers Theatre is a unique and fresh way of introducing students to a number of delightful plays that have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. They can also serve as a useful tool for developing a student's oral reading and comprehension skills. Readers Theatre calls upon the students to utilize their voices, facial expressions, and hand gestures to interpret the characters in the scripts. This Theatre & Folktales lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of scripts, creative writing activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Stacie Nordstrom

    Love these stories and scripts for the kids, lots of fun for the kids.

    Rebecca Payne

    We did these as mini-plays in y 6th grade reading class. I loved their questions about the characters, they said so they could act them out better. Such fun!

    Amy Gasser

    Loved it! Just what I was looking for.


    My students loved performing these. The extra information and practice pages for each are a bonus!!


    My fourth graders loved these plays, even on the last day of school! I am looking forward to using these plays next year as well.

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