Desert

Desert

A Story of Cabot Yerxa

Choral Reading Scripts

Older Elementary School Readers

Teaching the history of the Coachella Valley in California?  Here's a choral reading script to help set the scene and help students remember this fascinating story.

A Tortoise, of Course (Choral, Older Readers)

Choral Reading Scripts

Choral Reading Version, Older Elementary School Readers

What's that moving on the land, almost invisible in the sand? What can it be?

A Tortoise, of Course - (Readers Theater, Older Readers)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Older Elementary School Readers

What's that moving on the land, almost invisible in the sand, close to the ground, patiently plodding, treading slowly, tenderly bobbing, bald head weaving, bouncing, nodding? See? What can it be?

Grandma and the Ankole Bull (Older Elementary School Readers)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater

An African grandmother and her grandson travel across the Sahara desert with an Ankole bull.

Grandma and the Ankole Bull (Younger Elementary School Readers)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater

An African grandmother and her grandson travel across the Sahara desert to the Village Watutu. They bring with them an Ankole bull who not only has the largest horns anyone has ever seen, but also the loudest "moo" anyone has ever heard.

Misery's Saguaro

Readers Theater Scripts

Set in the Sonoran Desert: An old woman named Misery owns one prized possession: a magnificent saguaro planted by her great-great grandmother. The cactus, however, does not make Misery happy.

THE CRAZY DESERT CRITTERS, Africa

Readers Theater Scripts

Africa 

This story-in-rhyme includes a silly old man and a pizza eating boy who know a lot about meerkats, warthogs, camels, fennic foxes, and sand cats. As the old man describes each animal, the boy reacts as follows: surprised, amazed, dumbfounded, bewildered, and astonished!

THE CRAZY DESERT CRITTERS, North America

Readers Theater Scripts

North America 

Same plot as I-72, but this story-in-rhyme includes a silly old man and a pizza eating boy who know a lot about side-blotched lizards, round-tailed squirrels, tortoise/reptiles, kit foxes, and bobcats (North American animals).

THE DESERT BOY WHO WAS ALWAYS HUNGRY!

Readers Theater Scripts

Set in the desert. This traditional swallowing tale tells of a boy who lives in a tiny cabana with his grandmother. One day, grandmother forgets to prepare any food.

THE DESERT CRITTERS

Readers Theater Scripts

A little girl meets a packrat who wants to come to breakfast, a jackrabbit who wants to come to lunch, a warthog who wants to come to tea, and a camel who wants to come to dinner. She's delighted, but can't find a menu to please them. This script features desert animals from around the world.

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