Reader’s Theater at the Library June 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.

Now in collaboration with American Space Madrid it’s a free activity!

Library members gain privileged access. They will need to 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 before the Readers’ Theater session. Non- members who want to participate also have to send a registration e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es  that  will be confirmed once we know the spaces left by the library members.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

June 2014script around the book:

The Miller, the Boy and the Donkey” Brian Wildsmith.

Friday, June 13th 2014 at 18h.

The miller, the boy and the donkey

The miller and the boy, taking their loyal donkey to market, can’t decide whether to ride or walk. Everyone they meet along the way has a different opinion. At the end of the journey, the miller’s headaches from all the different kinds of advice he’s received. “From now on,” he confides to his boy, “I shall make up my own mind and stick to it.”

(El molinero y el chico llevan su leal burro al mercado y no pueden decidirse si montarlo o caminar junto a él. Todos los que se encuentran con ellos les dan una opinión diferente. Al final del viaje el molinero ya mareado de tantos consejos decide que en el futuro cuando decida algo se aferrara a ello.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuN1_9Yp4J8

http://www.brianwildsmith.com/

Reader’s Theater at the Library May 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.

May 2014script around the book:

“The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora

Friday, May 23rd 2014 at 18h.

the-princess-and-the-pea

When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be? Then one night, a great storm rages, there is a knock on the palace gate, and the prince’s life is never the same.

(Cuando un príncipe comienza a buscar a una princesa para casarse, pronto descubre que no es una tarea sencilla. No hay escasez de las llamadas princesas, pero ¿cómo puede decir si son o no son lo que dicen ser? Entonces, una noche, mientras una gran tormenta arrecia alguien llama a la puerta del palacio. A partir de entonces la vida del príncipe ya no será la misma.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1322957.The_Princess_and_the_Pea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw0U9tKpW0

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0704.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Pea

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Princess-and-the-Pea-Readers-Theatre-121972

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

Reader’s Theater at the Library March 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.

March 2014 script around the book:

“The Frog Prince, Continued” by Jon Scieszka & Steve Johnson

Friday, March 21st 2014 at 18h.

TheFrogPrinceContinued

After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after… or “did they?” The Princess can’t stand the Prince’s froggy habits – the way he hops around on the furniture, or sneaks off to the lily pond. The Prince is unhappy, too, and decides that it would be best if he were changed back to a frog. But finding a witch who will do the job is harder than he expects. They all seem to have other spells in mind…

(Después de que la princesa besara a la rana, él se convirtió en un apuesto príncipe y vivieron felices para siempre…pero ¿de veras fue así ? La princesa no podía soportar los hábitos del príncipe adquiridos en su época de rana. El príncipe era infeliz también y decidió que era mejor volver a convertirse en rana, pero encontrar una bruja que hiciera el trabajo fue más difícil de lo que esperaba. Todas parecían tener otros hechizos en mente…)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/FrogPrince.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frog_Prince,_Continued

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/820075.The_Frog_Prince_Continued

Reader’s Theater at the Library February 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.

February 2014 script around the book:

“The Bremen Town Musicians” by Brian Wildsmith

Friday, February 21st 2014 at 18h.

Bremen

Hoping to start over, an old donkey leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he will join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With a bray, a bark, a meow, and a cock-a-doodle-doo, they become fast friends and decide to travel together to join the Bremen Town Band.

(Con la esperanza de empezar de nuevo un viejo burro deja la granja para viajar a Bremen donde se unirá a una banda de música. En su camino se encuentra a un perro, un gato y un gallo. Con un rebuzno, un ladrido, un maullido y un “kikiriki” enseguida se hacen amigos y deciden viajar juntos para unirse a la banda de la ciudad de Bremen).

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/BremenTownMusicians.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_Musicians_of_Bremen

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm027.html

Reader’s Theater at the Library January 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.

January 2014 script around the book:

“DaisyHead Mayzie” by Dr. Seuss

Friday, January 24th 2014

Daisy_Head_Mayzie

Young Mayzie McGrew becomes a worldwide sensation when a daisy grows out of the top of her head. Follow the fate of Mayzie from obscurity to fame and fortune, from classroom to center stage and back to the best place of all – home. The story depicts a valuable lesson about the importance of love over fame and fortune.

(La joven Mayzie McGrew se convierte en una sensación mundial cuando le sale una margarita de la cabeza. Seguimos el destino de Mayzie desde la oscuridad a la fama y la fortuna, desde el aula hasta el centro de un escenario y vuelta al mejor sitio de todos: el hogar. La historia enseña una valiosa lección sobre la importancia del amor sobre la fama y la fortuna.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy-Head_Mayzie

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-679-86712-8

http://www.kidscreativechaos.com/2012/03/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-daisy-head.html

http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/DaisyHeadMayzie.pdf

Reader’s Theater at the Library December 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.

December 2013 script around the book:

“Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas story” by Bill Luttrell and Luc Melanson

Friday, December 13th 2013 at 18 h.

Readheaded Robbies

One student from Mrs. Wallace’s second grade class will be chosen to tell a special Christmas story at the school assembly.When Redheaded Robbie’s name is pulled from the hat, the class groans.Poor Robbie! Whenever he is excited or nervous, his words come out all twisted and confused.How will he be able to tell his Christmas story at the assembly?

(Un estudiante de segundo curso de la clase de la señorita Wallace será elegido para contar una historia especial de Navidad en la asamblea del colegio. Cuando el nombre de Robbie “cabeza colorada” sale elegido del sombrero se oye un gemido en la clase. ¡Pobre Robbie! Siempre que se altera o se pone nervioso sus palabras salen confusas e ininteligibles. ¿Cómo podrá hacer para contar su historia de Navidad en la reunión? )

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1194508.Redheaded_Robbie_s_Christmas_Story

http://bit.ly/1cQZJnA

http://www.lucmelanson.com/

http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/RedRobbieChristmas.html