Act out the story of a race between a tortoise and a hare. The hare is always boasting that he is the fastest animal in the woods! Everyone is fed up with his boasting, so the tortoise challenges the hare to a race. The hare accepts, thinking the challenge is silly and a sure win. Read along to see if the slow-and-steady tortoise can beat the speedy hare! The roles in this script are written at different reading levels. This feature allows teachers to easily implement differentiation and English language learner strategies and assign specific roles to students in a way that accommodates individual reading skills. By using differentiation strategies, teachers can get all of their students involved and engaged in the same activity, whether they are struggling or proficient readers. Everyone can feel successful and can enjoy improving their fluency through performance! While performing this story with others, students can also practice interacting cooperatively and using expressive voices and gestures. With an accompanying poem and song for additional fluency practice, this script is a dynamic resource for your third and fourth graders. This colorful, leveled script is sure to get all students participating and confidently practicing fluency in a unique way.