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#3565. Ruby the Copycat Reader's Theater

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Sep 14 23:43:46 PDT 2005 by Debby Moon (debby_moon@hotmail.com).
OAES, Korea

Ruby the Copycat Readers Theatre

Characters:
Ruby Miss Hart Angela Narrator

Narrator: Monday was Ruby's first day in Miss Hart's class.

Miss Hart: Class this is Ruby, Ruby you may use the empty desk behind Angela. Angela is the girl with the pretty red bow in her hair.

Narrator: Angela smiled at Ruby, Ruby smiled at Angela's bow and tiptoed to her seat.

Miss Hart: I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. Does anyone have something to share?

Angela: I was the flower girl at my sister's wedding.

Miss Hart: That's exciting!

Ruby: I was the flower girl at my sister's wedding too.

Miss Hart: What a coincidence!

Narrator: Angela smiled at Ruby, Ruby smiled at the top of Angela's head.

Miss Hart: Class, please take out your reading books.

Narrator: At lunchtime, Ruby hopped all the way home on one foot. When she came back to school, she was wearing a red bow in her hair.

Angela: I like your bow.

Ruby: I like yours too.

Miss Hart: Class, please take out your math books.

Narrator: On Tuesday morning, Angela wore a sweater with daisies on it. At lunchtime, Ruby hopped home sideways. When Ruby came back to school after lunch, she was wearing a sweater with daisies on it.

Angela: I like your sweater

Ruby: I like yours too.


Narrator: On Wednesday, Angela wore a hand-painted T-shirt with matching sneakers.
After lunch, Ruby hopped back to school wearing a hand-painted T-shirt with matching sneakers.

Angela: Why are you sitting like that?

Ruby: Wet paint

Narrator: On Thursday morning, during Sharing Time, Angela modeled the flower girl dress she wore at her sister's wedding. Ruby modeled her flower girl dress too, right after lunch. Angela didn't whisper anything! On Friday, both girls word red-and-lavender-striped dresses. At lunchtime, Angela raced home. When she came back, she was wearing black!

Miss Hart: I would like everyone to write a short poem. Who would like to read first?

Angela: I will,
I had a cat, I could not see,
Because it stayed in back of me,
It was a very loyal pet-
It's sad we never really met.


Miss Hart: That was very good! Now who's next? Ruby?

Ruby:
I had a nice pet,
Who I never met,
Because it always stayed behind me.
And I'm sure it was a cat, too.

Miss Hart: What a coincidence!

Narrator: Angela wrote a note to Ruby that said
YOU COPIED ME!
I'M TELLING MISS HART!
P.S. I HATE YOUR HAIR THAT WAY.

Ruby buried her chin in her blouse. She started to cry.

Miss Hart: Ruby you don't need to copy everything Angela does. You can be anything you want to be, but be Ruby first, I like Ruby.

Narrator: Ruby smiled at Miss Hart's polished fingernails.

Miss Hart: Have a nice weekend!
Ruby: Have a nice weekend!

Narrator: The next Monday at school, Ruby had a pink plastic fingernail glued to every finger.

Miss Hart: I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. I did! I went to the opera. Does anyone have something to share?

Ruby: I went to the opera too!

Angela: She did not!

Miss Hart: Ruby dear, did you do anything else this weekend?

Ruby: I hopped.

Narrator: The class giggled. Ruby's ears turned red.

Ruby: But I did, I hopped around the picnic table ten times. Watch!

Narrator: Ruby sprang from her desk. She hopped forward. She hopped backward.
She hopped sideways with both eyes shut. The class cheered and clapped their hands to the beat of Ruby's feet. Ruby was the best hopper they had ever seen. Miss Hart turned on the tape player.

Miss Hart: Follow the leader! Do the Ruby hop!

Narrator: So Ruby led the class around the room, while everyone copied her. And at noon, Ruby and Angela hopped home for lunch.