THE PAPER TALE
Choral Reading Scripts
This Script is based on this "Anti-Bully" email message:
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it.
Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though the students said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind and that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix them. That is what happens when a child bullies another child. He or she may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever.
The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.
Readers: ALL, ALL BOYS, ALL GIRLS, ALL CHORUS plus 7 SOLO READERS and 1 "Paper Leader".
Script length: 6 pages of reading text
Performance time: 4-6 minutes depending on how long the audience participation takes