All scripts which are used with GMRT families contain four (4) elements making them unique.

  1. Every script has an introduction page for readers to explore before, during and after group meetings. This is often referred to as Flipped Learning.
  2.  Parts are all color-coded for easier reading and to maintain readers’ focus and place in the script.
  3. Pictures added to scripts are placed on the right side of the text to enhance the text without interfering with the reading.
  4.  Vocabulary and/or words of special interest are highlighted and linked to their pronunciation and definition.

Our Executive Board reviews every script before it is placed in a curated library which is made accessible to all licensed facilitators of GMRT Families.

3 sample scripts:

  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake – An example of using a simple “picture” book. Although a simple story, review the introduction to see how many different academics are addressed?
  • The Lily Root– An example of turning a short story into script. Again, look at the variety of things to explore in the introduction.
  • Fred Rogers – An example of an original script.

Below is a list of our scripts:

TITLECreator /Script writerDescription
Anansi's FeastAdapted for GMRT by Glenn McCartyAdapted for GMRT by Glenn McCarty
Ant and the GrasshopperGMRT script by Tracy Hanson
Lily RootTracy HansonOjibway story about Indengenous People and their use of nature for healing
If You Give a Pig a Pancakeby Laura Numeroff, GMRT script by Tracy HansonIf you give a pig a pancake you might think that's the end of it. But not for this pig.
Little Red Riding Hood adapted by Richard Swallow GMRT script by Tracy HansonA Grimm Brothers story
Mr. Rogers Scripted by Tracy Hanson Fred Rogers life and influence on children's TV
Not "The Night Before Christmas"Story by Carol Montgomery
Scripted for GMRT by Tracy Hanson
Christmas poem parody
The Elephant Child Story by Rudyard Kipling/Scripted by Tracy HansonA tale of how the elephant got its trunk
The Emperors New clothesFairytale by Hans Christian Andersen Adapted by Tracy HansonA take of cunning and the willingness of people to believe what others say although it's wrong.
Frog Prince ContinuedStory by Jon Scieszka/Scripted by Jill JauquetA new ending to an old Brothers Grimm German Fairytail
The Great Kopek TreeBy Lynne Cherry Adapted by Tracy HansonA tale of the rainforest.
Three Billy Goats GruffStory by Paul Galdon/Adapted by Tracy Hanson
Thunder and LightningRetold by Cindy Pioli, GMRT script by Keshab Prasad ParajuliNigerian folktale
GruffaloTale by Julia Donaldson / Adapted by Tracy HansonA story of a cleaver mouse tricking predators
The Little Red HenAdapted by Tracy HansonShould you reap the rewards when you don't do any of the work?
The True Story of the Three Little Pigsby Jon Scieska / Scripted for GMRT by Tracy Hanson
Well-know story from the wolves point of view of the wolf.
Twas the Night Before ChristmasPoem by Clement Clarke Moore/ Scripted for GMRT by Tracy HansonTraditional American Christmas poem
Yuuki and the TsunamiRetold by Elaine L. Lindy & Adapted by
P. J. Rittige /Adapted for GMRT by Divya Gupta
Japanese story about the village people getting ready to celebrate a good rice harvest.
Where the Wild Things AreStory by Maurice Sendak Adapted by Tracy HansonA story of childhood beliefs and imagination.
Why Cats Live in HousesTales from the Grassland and the Forest by Agnes Ngoh Nzuh. Adapted by Neba Bineh Grace and Tracy Hanson
Tale from Camaroon, Africa, explaining why cats live in house.
The Wizard, The Fairy and the ChickenStory by Helen Lester, Scripted by Jill JauquetA story of of collaboration
Arthur's Bad-News Day By Darcy Tom, Scripted by Tracy Hanso
How does Arthur deal with finding out he's going to have a sister?
Frog Prince ContinuedBy Jon Scieszka, Scripted by Jill JauquetPerhaps they don't live "happily everafter". Then what?
In The Years To ComeBy Divya Gupta
Investigate the history of the global impact of various significant moments over time
Sleeping Beautyed by Richard Swallow -Script by Tracy HTraditional folktale of a recued princess
The Tale of Peter Rabbitwritten and illustrated by Beatrix P
The tale of 3 very good little bunnies and one naughty boy.
The Giving TreeBy Shel Silverstein, Scripted by ChaseYA story of sacrifice for someone you love.
The King's WishBy Benjamin Elkin, Script by Tracy HansCan the king's sons figure out the tasks?
The Polar ExpressBy Chris Van Allsburg, Script by Tracy HWhat might happen if you have a hole in your pocket.
The Red BalloonScript by Ruby CremaschiA special friendship between a lonely boy and a red balloon.
Chicken LittleBy Just Mathias Thiele, Script by TracyNot knowing the facts can lead to dire consequences.
Frog or ToadBy Patricia A. Lynch Frogs and Toads set us straight on their differences.
The Magic Brocade: A Tale of ChinaTold by Aaron Shepard, Script by TracyA child suggests to his mother to "weave the picture as a brocade"
and it "would be almost like being there."
The Native American CinderellaRetold by Elaine L. Lindy & Adapted byThere are over 800 different versions of Cinderella! How is this one different?
The Stubborn ChicksTales from the Grassland and the Forest
by Agnes Ngoh Nzuh-Retold by Neba BA baby chick makes a wrong choice.
Three Sideways Stories from the Wayside SchoolBy Louis Sachar, adapted by Aaron SheThree short stories about three of the children in Mrs. Jewls’s class, on the thirtieth story of Wayside School.
Christmas CheerBy Divya GuptaSanta is in the high risk category for Covid. The children design a plan to keep him safe.
Changing SeasonsScripted by Tracy HansonA simple poem in script which teaches the 4 seasons