This is a Perception role-play appropriate for middle school students. It is based on the story called “Frogs and newts or gold coins.”
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Section 6: Act out Perception role-play: Frogs and newts or gold coins
A. Students participate in scripted role-play called “Frogs and newts or gold coins.”
Story Description: You each have a lot of personal power. The words you say are extremely powerful and have the power to harm or the power to heal or somewhere in between.
This is illustrated in the story called “Frogs and newts or gold coins.” It is adapted from a Grimm’s fairy tale that you will hear told as part of this story. Please sit back and enjoy “Frogs and newts or gold coins.”
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B. Teacher Says or Asks: We will now act out the role-play based on the last story you just heard called “Frogs and newts or gold coins.”
The role-play features seven guy actors: Derrick, the Pretty Girl’s Father, Gnome #1, Gnome #2, Gnome #3, the King, and the Serving Boy.
The role-play also features five girl actors: Tonya, Grandma Jenkins, the Pretty Girl, the Stepmother, and the Plain Girl.
Grandma Jenkins has the biggest part. Derrick, Tonya, the Pretty Girl, and the Stepmother have the medium-size parts. The other characters have medium-sized to small parts. The Serving Boy has the smallest part of all.
The rest of the class will take turns reading the parts of Narrator 1 and Narrator 2.
Who is interested in playing these roles? (Either pull names or accept eager student volunteers.)
C. PDF File – Print about 10 copies for students to share of this scripted Perception role-play called “Frogs and newts or gold coins.”
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