The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs: Fables
Kathleen E. Bradley
(Teacher Created Materials, Nov. 15, 2008)
Act out the story of a greedy goose who lays golden eggs. When a magical goose goes to live with a king, the goose begins to lay precious, golden eggs, but makes many demands. She must have everything she wants to keep laying the eggs. The greedy king initially agrees, but learns the error of his ways, letting go of his greed and getting rid of the goose. The roles in this script are written at varying reading levels, allowing teachers to use differentiation strategies to assign specific roles to students who are at different individual reading levels. This feature allows all students to engage in the activity, participating, performing, and feeling successful while building fluency! By performing this charming story with their peers, students will also practice important skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures. An accompanying poem and song are also included in the script, providing students with additional fluency practice. All of the features in this colorful, leveled script make it the perfect tool to get all students to enjoy participating and practicing fluency.About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.