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When Kevin Burped (Easy)—A Tall Tale (R = 3.0, 2.6)

publication date: Sep 18, 2012
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author/source: Carol Montgomery

Cover ImageGIGGLE WARNING!  This tall tale is so silly your students may enter the Giggle Zone without notice.  Why don't you just join them there and have fun with this humorous Readers Theater script, "When Kevin Burped (Easy)."  Although everyone burps, when Kevin burps unusual things happen. Includes annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. "When Kevin Burps" is great for grades 2, 3, 4, ESL, ELL, or family fun.  (Note:  Advanced version is readability grade 4.1.)


TIME:  7 1/2 min.    CAST:  5-9     TONE: light     READABILITY:  grade 3.0 (2.6 substituting "Nar" for "Narrator" and "J" for "Journalist.")

Here is an excerpt from this exclusive Script Buffet Club member's script:

 

When Kevin Burped--A Tall Tale
By Carol Montgomery ©2012

 

Narrator 1:  When Kevin was a baby he was just like most babies.  He slept.  He cried.  He smiled.  He cooed.  He ate.  And, he burped!

Kevin:  BURP!

Narrator 2:  The first time baby Kevin’s mom heard him burp they were in the kitchen.  Mom was doing dishes.

Mom:  This warm water feels so good on Mommy’s hands, Kevin.  Maybe I should give you a bath when I’m finished?

Narrator 1:  Kevin, being a baby, was too young to speak.  He just smiled until...

Kevin:  BURP!

Mom:  Kevin!  That burp was so big it rattled the glasses in the cabinets.  The crystal is still humming.  How did you DO that?

Narrator 2:  Kevin’s mom knew he couldn’t answer.  After all, he was just a baby.

Narrator 1:  But, Kevin kept growing.  And, his burps got bigger as he got bigger.  His parents became concerned.

Mom:  Maybe something is wrong with him?

Dad:  What do you want me to do...take him to the doctor for loud burping?

Mom:  Well, that’s not such a bad idea.  I’ll call the doctor’s office now.

Narrator 2:  Kevin’s parents took him the next day to see the doctor.

Dad:  Doctor, my wife and I have a gifted son.  He can burp louder than any baby around.  But, we want to make sure he’s okay.

Mom:  I don’t think it’s normal for the glasses to rattle in the cabinets when a baby burps, is it?

Doctor:  No, it’s not normal.  Does he cry a lot or seem to have gas after eating?

Mom:  He cries very little, mostly when he’s sleepy or hungry.

Dad:  And, I don’t think he has gas.  He only burps sometimes after meals.

Doctor:  Perhaps he eats too fast?

Mom:  I don’t know.  He never seems to be in a hurry.  But, he likes eating.

Narrator 1:  Just then Kevin burped.

Kevin:  BURP!

Narrator 1:  The doctor’s glasses fell off his face.

Doctor:  What was THAT?

(Continued...)

 

***Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of "When Kevin Burped (Easy)."

Download the PDF "When Kevin Burped (Easy)," a silly tall tale for grades 2, 3, 4, ESL, ELL, and family fun.




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