Fable and Folk Tale Scenes for Early Readers

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Ten short fable and folk tale scenes for early readers or English language learners.

Are you working with very young children, early readers, English language learners, or students with learning challenges? These short scenes for pairs offer an excellent way to help students become familiar with play scripts, practice reading, and become more confident with reading aloud.

We have three collections of these scenes on Drama Notebook. Here are the other two!

Friendship and Fun Scenes for Early Readers

Fairy Tale Scenes for Early Readers

About the Playwright:

Jennifer Reif has been teaching, directing, and performing around the Pacific Northwest for decades. Her shelves are lined with children’s books and her happy place is in the woods. She loves devising theatre projects with kids and sharing creative ideas with teachers. Jennifer holds her BA in Theatre from Morningside College and also studied at Oxford University in England.

Sample Scene:

Country Mouse & City Mouse
Two mice discuss where to live.

CITY MOUSE It is time for us to move.

COUNTRY MOUSE Where will we move?

CITY MOUSE I want to move to the city.

COUNTRY MOUSE I want to move to the country.

CITY MOUSE I like lots of noise.

COUNTRY MOUSE I like lots of quiet.

CITY MOUSE Then the city is not for you.

COUNTRY MOUSE The city is not for me.

CITY MOUSE Why do you like the country?

COUNTRY MOUSE I like a slow life.

CITY MOUSE I like a fast life.

COUNTRY MOUSE Then the country is not for you.

CITY MOUSE The country is not for me.

COUNTRY MOUSE I will be sad if I do not live with you.

CITY MOUSE And, I will be sad if I do not live with you.

COUNTRY MOUSE What can we do?

CITY MOUSE I have an idea!


CITY MOUSE I can live in the city, and you can live in the country.

COUNTRY MOUSE But then we will not see each other.

CITY MOUSE But every day we can meet for ice cream.

COUNTRY MOUSE Good idea! I love ice cream!

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