The Sower and the Seed (R=1.8)

publication date: Aug 6, 2010
author/source: Carol Montgomery

cover thumbnailDo you have a favorite parable?  If you're familiar with Biblical literature you've probably heard of "The Parable of the Sower" told by Jesus. As Jesus told the parable the seeds were just seeds and had no personality.  But, in this short adaptation from the book of Mark the seeds come to life.  There is no preaching and no interpretation in this free Readers Theater script--just plain fun.

TIME: almost 4 minutes     CAST: 6-7    TONE: light with a potential serious punch   READABILITY: Grade 1.8 (grade 1.1 replacing “Narrator” with “Nat”)


Here is an excerpt from this free Readers Theater script:

The Sower and the Seed

By Carol Montgomery ©2010

Narrator 1: Once there was a man who went out to sow some seeds.

: (humming or whistling)  Today's a great day for planting these seeds!

Narrator 2
: As he scattered the seeds some fell along the path.

Seed 1
: Yipee! What a great path! This will be a great place to grow! 

Narrator 1
: But, it wasn't a great place to grow.

Seed 1
: (looks around) Hey, what are these shadows? The sun's out, but there's nothing to make a shadow. There's something wrong here. (pause) Oh no, ...

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Download the PDF  "The Sower and the Seed" a free Readers Theater script adapted from "The Parable of the Sower" told by Jesus in the Bible.


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