The readings here are meant to help you bring out your dramatic side. You will be reading for enjoyment with the goal to improve your oral reading. Your teacher looks forward to hearing expressive reading. So, no monotonous speech!
You will be impersonating a character in the stories. It is expected that you would lose yourself in the role of the speaker with an impressive naturalness and flare. You ought not to memorize the reading, but merely to be prepared to present the character of the stories chosen.
It should not be hard for you to lose yourself in the character and read with much naturalness and expression. In time, you should see your oral reading skills improve. So prepare yourself for the parts assigned to you. Make sure you read the stage directions and other brief descriptions enclosed in brackets. The italicized explanations in parentheses are not intended to be read aloud; they will aid in giving you the cue as to the way the part should be rendered.
This page will hold all the reading for the term.
Here is a list of readings.
- THE TRAVELERS AND THE HATCHET. Adapted from Aesop’s Fable, The Travelers and the Hatchet.
- THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRANDSON. Adapted from Grimm’s The Old Man and his Grandson.
- THE CROW AND THE FOX. Suggested by Aesop’s Fable, The Crow and the Fox.
- EACH IN HIS OWN PLACE. Suggested by Grimm’s The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage.
- WHAT THE GOODMAN DOES IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Adapted from Hans Andersen’s What the Goodman does is always Right.
- THE MAN AND THE ALLIGATOR. From a folk-tale of Spanish Honduras.