All scripts which are used with GMRT families contain four (4) elements making them unique.
- Every script has an introduction page for readers to explore before, during and after group meetings. This is often referred to as Flipped Learning.
- Parts are all color-coded for easier reading and to maintain readers’ focus and place in the script.
- Pictures added to scripts are placed on the right side of the text to enhance the text without interfering with the reading.
- 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:
|TITLE||Creator /Script writer||Description|
|Anansi's Feast||Adapted for GMRT by Glenn McCarty||Adapted for GMRT by Glenn McCarty|
|Ant and the Grasshopper||GMRT script by Tracy Hanson|
|Lily Root||Tracy Hanson||Ojibway story about Indengenous People and their use of nature for healing|
|If You Give a Pig a Pancake||by Laura Numeroff, GMRT script by Tracy Hanson||If 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 Hanson||A 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 Hanson||A tale of how the elephant got its trunk|
|The Emperors New clothes||Fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen Adapted by Tracy Hanson||A take of cunning and the willingness of people to believe what others say although it's wrong.|
|Frog Prince Continued||Story by Jon Scieszka/Scripted by Jill Jauquet||A new ending to an old Brothers Grimm German Fairytail|
|The Great Kopek Tree||By Lynne Cherry Adapted by Tracy Hanson||A tale of the rainforest.|
|Three Billy Goats Gruff||Story by Paul Galdon/Adapted by Tracy Hanson|
|Thunder and Lightning||Retold by Cindy Pioli, GMRT script by Keshab Prasad Parajuli||Nigerian folktale|
|Gruffalo||Tale by Julia Donaldson / Adapted by Tracy Hanson||A story of a cleaver mouse tricking predators|
|The Little Red Hen||Adapted by Tracy Hanson||Should you reap the rewards when you don't do any of the work?|
|The True Story of the Three Little Pigs||by Jon Scieska / Scripted for GMRT by Tracy Hanson||
Well-know story from the wolves point of view of the wolf.
|Twas the Night Before Christmas||Poem by Clement Clarke Moore/ Scripted for GMRT by Tracy Hanson||Traditional American Christmas poem|
|Yuuki and the Tsunami||Retold 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 Are||Story by Maurice Sendak Adapted by Tracy Hanson||A story of childhood beliefs and imagination.|
|Why Cats Live in Houses||Tales 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 Chicken||Story by Helen Lester, Scripted by Jill Jauquet||A 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 Continued||By Jon Scieszka, Scripted by Jill Jauquet||Perhaps they don't live "happily everafter". Then what?|
|In The Years To Come||By Divya Gupta||Investigate the history of the global impact of various significant moments over time|
|Sleeping Beauty||ed by Richard Swallow -Script by Tracy H||Traditional folktale of a recued princess|
|The Tale of Peter Rabbit||written and illustrated by Beatrix P||The tale of 3 very good little bunnies and one naughty boy.
|The Giving Tree||By Shel Silverstein, Scripted by ChaseY||A story of sacrifice for someone you love.|
|The King's Wish||By Benjamin Elkin, Script by Tracy Hans||Can the king's sons figure out the tasks?|
|The Polar Express||By Chris Van Allsburg, Script by Tracy H||What might happen if you have a hole in your pocket.|
|The Red Balloon||Script by Ruby Cremaschi||A special friendship between a lonely boy and a red balloon.|
|Chicken Little||By Just Mathias Thiele, Script by Tracy||Not knowing the facts can lead to dire consequences.|
|Frog or Toad||By Patricia A. Lynch||Frogs and Toads set us straight on their differences.
|The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China||Told by Aaron Shepard, Script by Tracy||A child suggests to his mother to "weave the picture as a brocade"
and it "would be almost like being there."
|The Native American Cinderella||Retold by Elaine L. Lindy & Adapted by||There 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 B||A baby chick makes a wrong choice.|
|Three Sideways Stories from the Wayside School||By Louis Sachar, adapted by Aaron She||Three short stories about three of the children in Mrs. Jewls’s class, on the thirtieth story of Wayside School.|
|Christmas Cheer||By Divya Gupta||Santa is in the high risk category for Covid. The children design a plan to keep him safe.|
|Changing Seasons||Scripted by Tracy Hanson||A simple poem in script which teaches the 4 seasons|