Momotaro the Peach Boy: A Japanese Myth (Script-Story)
This script-story retells the Japanese myth of Momotaro, a warrior born from a heavenly peach. When he hears that the dreaded Oni monsters have taken a group of humans prisoner, he sets out for the Oni's haunted island fortress to save their victims. Along the way he meets three faithful animal companions: a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant.
This 15-page document features a 13-page Reader's Theater script-story with reading parts for 12 students and features a 2-page teacher guide complete with:
- Story summary
- Background information
- Name pronunciation guide
- Essential questions
- "Creature Feature": All About Anansi
- Discussion questions
- Teachable terms
- Recall questions
This myth teaches:
- The value of teamwork
- The appropriate use of power
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