Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: A Red Dragon, believing the world is going to end, tells all the animals he will fly them (on his back) to another world. The trip ends in a disaster that changes the look of animals forever.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Narrator 5, All Animals, Red Dragon, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Lion, Tiger, Snake, Giraffe, Crocodile, Mouse
Setting: Australia, long ago
Props: animal masks; red cape
According to the storys end, Red Dragon went off in search of real friends. Talk with students about where he might have gone, what he might have seen, what he might have learned, and what friends he might have met. Then encourage students to write a final chapter to the legend, which they can later share with the rest of the class.
You might wish to share with your students other Aboriginal myths or legends. Supplement your readings by discussing Aboriginal culture and art. Then let students create their own Aboriginal art work. Youll find a brief lesson plan on this topic at Inspired by Aboriginal Art Lesson Plan.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Susan LaBella
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