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Peg Leg Joe and the Drinking Gourd

Choral Reading Scripts

Choral Reading Version, Older Elementary School Readers

Joe teaches southern slaves an escape route using music and the night sky.

Peg Leg Joe and the Drinking Gourd (Older Elementary School Readers)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version

In this story-poem script, 12 SOLO READERS and an ALL CHORUS tell about Joe, the song, and the code within the song, that helped slaves in the 1800's find freedom in the north.

THE FREEDOM GOURD

Choral Reading Scripts

Choral Reading Version, Younger Elementary School Readers

An old man named Peg Leg Joe passed a tune and its lyrics from slave to slave. Working as an itinerant carpenter, Joe moved from plantation to plantation teaching slaves an escape route to the north.

THE FREEDOM GOURD - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Younger Readers 

Especially created for Beginning Readers. This story-poem tells the story of Peg Leg Joe, his song, and the famous drinking gourd.

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