PSHE Guided Reading Scripts – 2 speakers – Key Stage II
PSHE Guided Reading Scripts – 2 speakers – Key Stage IIcentre around butterflies and contain life lessons – hence the PSHE connection
Each around 5 – 10 minutes reading time. This does not include the discussion/question and answer session which could easily round these up to 15 – 20 minute sessions.
- How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper
- How the Butterfly Lost her Dissatisfaction
- How the Butterfly Lost his Vanity
- How the Butterfly Learned to Fly
- How the Butterfly Learned to Fly Higher
The life lessons for each of these is as follows:
- Appreciate what you have
- Stop ‘wanting’/looking for more
- Recognising that external beauty is not everything
- Just do it!
- The importance of striving/realising your potential
The stories upon which these guided reading scripts are based are available for purchase separately or as part of a combined package (of both stories and guided reading scripts)
Also available off www.oldsite.plays-r-ussell.com :
The Butterfly that Stamped – from Aesops Fables Guided Reading Collection
Reading Time: Around 20 minutes, 6 speakers.
KSI Life Cycles Assembly – on the Butterfly (happy to write a KSII script if needed) – this has a FREE set of butterfly, pupa and caterpillar photos – taken from a large collection that I took at recent trip to Butterfly Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
Sample Text from How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper
Butterfly: Me too! To think what I used to be like! Thank goodness I met you!
Snail: And it was the best day of my life when I met you!
Butterfly: And to think how rude I was to you? I still can’t believe you didn’t just walk – sorry, slide – off!
Snail: And miss out on the best friendship of my life? Oh, I don’t think so!
Butterfly: But you couldn’t have known that at the time?
Snail: Well, no. But then some things, indeed most things, take time. And that’s a good thing!
Butterfly: Yes, my flitting certainly allowed no time for appreciating what I had – or what I might have, if I only stopped still long enough to see it!
Snail: Well, you know, flitting is not such a bad thing. And it is part of your nature.
Butterfly: True. But you made me see I had to stop, every now and again
Snail: (Interrupting) To reflect! Ah that’s my speciality! When you’re a slow mover like me, it’s a lot easier to ‘take your time’!
Butterfly: Ah! We make the perfect team! I so love our ‘reflecting times’ together!
Snail: Yes, it does feel good to put the world to rights!
Butterfly: But do you remember when we first met?
Snail: How could I forget?
Butterfly: Apart from my rudeness, which I’ve already mentioned, I can’t believe how blind I was – to everything around me!
Snail: And to what was inside! You were one very unhappy bug!