Reader’s Theater at the Library April Session

Activity at the library to learn and have fun at the same time using dramatic reading of scripts based on children’s stories. Kids will hear the story, do some drama exercises, and practice reading the scripts with intonation and expression.

This activity is for 9 to 12 years-old (4º-6º Primaria) with a high-intermediate or advance English level. It will be held one Friday per month at 18:00, starting on October and finishing in June.

Readers’ Theater will be led by Carrie and Trisha, also known as storytellers from the International Institute Library Storytelling Mornings.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members. They will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Readers Theater session.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the session up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

April 2014script around the book:

“The Principal’s New Clothes” by Stephanie Calmenson & Denise Brunkus

Friday, April 25th 2014 at 18h.

The-Principal-s-New-Clothes

Marvelous update of Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. The deliciously evil Moe and Ivy approach Mr. Bundy about a new suit made of cloth invisible to those who are stupid or unfit for their jobs. Lie upon lie builds up because no one (including Mr. Bundy) dares to admit to not seeing the fabric. One day Mr. Bundy arrives at school in his very chic underwear. A kindergartner finally calls out the truth, much to everybody’s relief.

(Maravillosa actualización del Traje Nuevo del Emperador. Los malvados Moe e Ivy ofrecen al señor Bundy un nuevo traje hecho de una tela invisible para quienes son estúpidos o no encajan en sus trabajos. Las mentiras se van acumulando porque nadie se atreve a admitir que no lo ve. Un día el señor Bundy llega a la escuela con su muy elegante ropa interior. Un niño será finalmente quien le diga la verdad para alivio de todo el mundo.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/900893.The_Principal_s_New_Clothes

http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/aifolder/aipages/ai_c/calmen.php

http://www.math.ccsu.edu/mitchell/math409tcmmeasuringuprincipalsnewclothes.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwY8upeazfo

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