Reader’s Theater at the Library April Session

New 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 Chloe and Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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 2013 script around the book:

“Too Much Noise” by Ann McGovern & Simms Taback

Friday, April 19th 2013.

TooMuchNoise-CoverPeter complains his house is too noisy so the wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests.  Too Much Noise makes a great classroom play. There are so many animals in the story and they make so many animal noises that everyone can have a part in the play

(Pedro se queja de que su casa es muy ruidosa y para solucionarlo un sabio le recomienda que tenga en casa unos invitados bastante inusuales. Esta historia es genial para hacerse como una obra en clase. Hay tantos animales en ella y hacen tantos sonidas que todos pueden tener su papel en la representación.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://bit.ly/ZFYwKs

http://www.simmstaback.com/Simms_Taback_Books.html

Reader’s Theater at the Library March Session

New 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 Chloe and Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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 2013 script around the book:

“Anansi the Spider” by Gerald McDermot

Friday, March 15th at 18 h.

anansi

In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward?

En este cuento tradicional Ashanti Anansi lleva a cabo un largo y difícil viaje. Amenazado por el pez y el halcón es salvado de un terrible destino por sus hijos. ¿Pero cuál de ellos se llevará el reconocimiento de Anansi?

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://us.macmillan.com/anansithespider/GeraldMcDermott

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/35271.Gerald_McDermott

http://youtu.be/7B3z3cHMfzc

http://vimeo.com/44607984

Readers Theater at the Library February Session

New 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 Chloe and Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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 2013 script around the book:

“I Like Myself!”  By Karen Beaumont & David Catrow

Friday, February 15th at 18 h.

I like me

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves–inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.

(Llena de energía e imaginación esta oda a la autoestima anima a los niños a apreciar todo lo que tiene que ver con ellos, por dentro y por fuera. ¿Pelo encrespado? ¿mal aliento? ¡Y qué más da! Aqui tenemos una niña que sabe lo que verdaderamente importa.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/I-Like-Myself.html

http://youtu.be/rMV66GBVRFM

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/karen-beaumont

Readers Theater at the Library January Session

New 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 Chloe and Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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 script around the book:

“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

Friday, January 18th 2013 at 18 h.

bad-case-of-stripes

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she’s so worried that she’s about to break out in…a bad case of stripes!

A Camila Cream le encantan las semillas de lima pero nunca las come. ¿Por qué? porque a los otros niños de su escuela no les gustan y a Camila le preocupa mucho lo que piensen de ella los demás. En realidad está tan preocupada que está a punto de convertirse en un….¡caso grave de rayitis!

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.storylineonline.net/stripes/fullscreen_yt.html

http://youtu.be/oxQt7u1NI6c

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/bad-case-stripes-lesson-plan

Readers Theater at the Library – December Session

New 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 Chloe or Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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 2012 script around the book:

“The night before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore & Eric Puybaret

Friday, December 14th 2012 at 18 h.

Night before ChristmasChristmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a reading of Clement C. Moore’s classic verse, which has brightened the season ever since it was first published in 1823. And now this heartwarming poem is more dazzling than ever before.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://storynory.com/2006/12/17/a-visit-from-st-nicholas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsDBfPWDv28

Readers Theater at the Library – November Session

New 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 Chloe and Christine, two teachers from the International Institute English program.

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.

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.

November 2012 storytelling around the book:

“The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury

Friday, November 23rd 2012 at 18 h.

When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves’ increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves’ housing crisis.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.thebestclass.org/threelittlewolves.pdf

http://youtu.be/3pkgzQk6kiY

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/three-little-wolves-and-big-bad-pig-lesson-plan