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The Good Samaritan (R=3.6)

publication date: Jan 13, 2011
author/source: Carol Montgomery

ReadersTheaterAllYearBugSo, what's better:  a short, straight-forward, unique script on "The Good Samaritan" or over a dozen pre-screened curriculum links for grades K-12 on "The Good Samaritan"?  In this free  Readers Theater script, "The Good Samaritan,"  you get both a trusted script and trusted curriculum links for lesson plans.  

Based on Luke 10:30-37 in the Bible, this parable packs a whallop with it's practical applications for today.  Make sure you check out the video links.  Even your students will be inspired by an 8-year-old honored as a Good Samaritan by the Red Cross! 

TIME:  2 min.   CAST:  6, plus chorus  TONE:  serious    READABILITY: grade 3.6


Here's a brief excerpt from this free Readers Theater script:

The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:30-37
Adapted for Readers Theatre by Carol Montgomery  ©2011

Narrator 1:       A man was going on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho.

Narrator 2:      Suddenly he was attacked by robbers who stripped him     and beat him up, leaving him half dead beside the road.

Narrator 3:  By chance a priest came along the very same road.
He said to himself…

Priest:    Oh my! What’s that by the road up ahead?

Narrator 1:  As he got closer, he saw it was a man.

Chorus:    It’s a man, a man, a horribly dirty, terribly beaten, shocking to look at, MAN!

Priest:    (looks to side and shudders) Oh, how disgusting. I can’t bear to look at him.

Narrator 3:      So the priest walked by…

Narrator 1:      On the OTHER side of the road.
Narrator 2:  A Levite came down the same road and said to himself…

Levite:    Hmmm… (pause) It looks like there’s something by the road up there.

Narrator 1:  When he got closer, he also saw it was a man.

Chorus:    It’s a man, a man, a horribly dirty, terribly beaten, shocking to look at, MAN!  (continued..)

Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of the free Readers Theater script, "The Good Samaritan," based on Luke 10:30-37.

Download the PDF of "The Good Samaritan," a free Readers Theater script with extensive curriculum links for lesson plans.

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