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Storycart Press offers the following scripts for reading levels 1 through 5. To purchase, choose a minimum order of 5 different scripts in any combination. If multiple copies of a script are needed, we encourage you to photocopy that script for your students' use in the classroom.
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THE CLEVER BURRO
When a ranchero rescues a little man from drowning, the little man gives him the power to understand the animals' conversations. The ranchero listens to the ox complain to the burro about working hard in the fields. The burro tells him how to get out of working, and finds he has to work instead. Finally, the burro tricks the ox into going back to work so he can resume his easy life. RL3-001.
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A CONDOR'S FIRST FLIGHT
The Torres del Paine is found on the eastern slope of the Andes near the tip of South America. The peaks of this part of the range, which run from Alaska to Antarctica, feature pink granite spires with summits capped with black slate. Rising 8,500 feet (2,590 meters) above the grassy plains of the Magellanes region of southern Chile, these spires tower over seven glacial lakes. This majestic national park will be introduced to readers and listeners through a family of Andean condors. The parents take the young condor on its first extended flight in the national park. Seeing the beauty of its surroundings, the condor wonders about the fate of the glaciers and the park's native wildlife population. RL3-002.
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FINDING RICHES IN THE WATER
Grant and Dee have come to the Gulf of Mexico with their parents. Their uncle, who is an oceanographer, studies the effects of pollution on the Gulf. He teaches Grant and Dee how to snorkel and shows them examples of pollution. They share pictures with Grant and Dee’s parents, who decide to join them snorkeling. Use this script to celebrate Ocean Week in April. RL3-003.
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FINDING THE FOOLISH
When a young wife notices a saddle above her head in the stable, she decides she could have easily been killed. Her mother and father join her, lamenting what might happen. Her husband decides they are all foolish and leaves in search of three other foolish people. Three wives in a nearby town compete to show just how foolish their husbands can be. In the traditional ending, a gold ring goes to the wife who convinces her husband that he is dead. In this version, the audience is asked to determine which husband was the most foolish. RL3-004.
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FLYING HIGH
Mr. Rand's class has returned from a field trip to the local Flight Museum. The class discusses the types of planes they were able to view, along with othere activities they were involved in at the museum. They speculate on the kind of flying they'd enjoy. Use this script to celebrate aviation month. RL3-018.
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THE HAUNTED CASTLE
When a tinker arrives in town on Halloween, he learns about a haunted castle. Thinking that he would like to collect the reward for ridding the castle of the ghost, he plans to have his dinner there and spend the night. The ghost arrives, piecemeal, while the tinker contentedly continues to eat his dinner. Finally, the ghost assembles itself and the tinker helps it depart for good. The tinker is rewarded and leads a happy life thereafter. This is an adaptation of a Spanish folktale. RL3-005.
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JUDY THE CLOWN
Judy the Clown visits a classroom of students who are surprised that she arrives wearing jeans and regular make-up. They have many questions for her, and they learn many facts about clowning. Toward the end of her visit, Judy changes into her clown make-up and costume. RL3-017.
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LITTLE RED'S TRUE ADVENTURE
When Little Red Riding Hood strays from the path she discovers the witch's house, where she helps with Hansel's rescue. After leaving Hansel and Gretel, she meets with the woodcutter who goes with her to Grandmother's house. Red suspects something is wrong and sends the woodcutter around to come in the back door. Together they overcome the wolf, and the woodcutter takes him to another forest. The various characters then explain what they did next. RL3-006.
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NEWBEDFORD'S FOURTH OF JULY
A post-Revolutionary war family discusses the town's plans for the Fourth of July celebration. The children ask questions about the plans and the reason for the fireworks. RL3-007.
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PAUL BUNYAN
Paul Bunyan grows up so fast that he leaves home and lives in the woods. When he decides to go to work, he signs on as a logger. Eventually he starts his own logging company, hiring on folks such as Sourdough Sue who helps him feed his workers. His various exploits make for great tales that loggers still share over campfires. RL3-008.
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PLEASE PASS THE GRASSHOPPERS!
Mrs. Walters has given her class an unusual assignment. They must put together a day of menus with foods they normally don’t eat. From grasshoppers to garbage soup, the students have discovered that different cultures accept a variety of unfamiliar meals. After they have shared their menus, Mrs. Walters demonstrates how other people might find popular American foods, such as pizza and hot dogs, unappetizing. RL3-009.
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REVISITING THE RED ROOM
When Molly and Tammy read H. G. Wells' The Red Room, they decide to retell the story to Molly's younger brothers. They tell how a man spent the night in a supposedly haunted room. But the man discovers that it wasn't ghosts that were frightening, but his own fear. In this retelling of a classic story, the students learn about the power of emotions. RL3-010.
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ROSA PARKS: BUS RIDE TO THE FUTURE
Rosa Parks is taking a bus home after a long day at work. She refuses to give her seat to a white man, and the bus driver calls the police who arrest her. The NAACP decides to organize a one- day boycott of the city buses, which extends to 381 days. The city agrees to allow black people to ride as equals, and a major inequity is abolished. RL3-011.
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SHHH-NOT SO LOUD!
Mark finishes watching a cartoon in which the character has a hard time taking a nap because of loud noises. His sister, Liz, explains why sound pollution is a serious problem. Leroy discusses how he has quit using his headset because he's already turning up the volume. Then their mother describes how even dolphins in the ocean are affected by noise. RL3-012.
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SNAKES ALIVE!
Janet is doing a science report on endangered species for school. She has chosen the topic of snakes for her report. In this script she practices giving her report to her parents, giving information about why certain snakes are endangered, about their eating habits, misconceptions about them, and their reproduction. Use this script to promote understanding of snakes during Be Kind to Animals Week in May. RL3-013.
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THOMAS JEFFERSON GOES TO SCHOOL
Thomas Jefferson began going to school at age 5 when the family lived temporarily at Tuckahoe, Va. He was a reluctant student at first, but he gradually became fond of reading and writing. Thomas’s father died when Thomas was only 14. He continued his schooling, but stayed close to their Shadwell home. He collected many books and filled dozens of notebooks with notes about what he read and experienced. Thomas grew up to be one of the United States’ most influential leaders. RL3-014.
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THE THREE WISHES
A husband and wife live together in a simple home. They are poor, but very fond of each other. One day the husband helps out a woman whose carriage is stuck in the mud. She rewards him by granting three wishes, but his wife must make the wishes. Because they quarrel over the wishes, they find that when they are done, they have no fine animals or grand home. All they have is a sausage. However, they have learned an invaluable lesson and agree to never quarrel again. RL3-015.
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THE TURKEY SURPRISE
When the cat overhears the farmer and his wife planning Thanksgiving dinner, he decides the farm animals should celebrate too. When they realize that the turkey will probably be the farmer's main course, they decide they must work together to save their friend. This fanciful tale of cooperation is ideal for Thanksgiving observations. RL3-016.
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