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

Library Storytelling Morning activity for April

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

April 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Anansi the Spider” by Gerald McDermot 

Saturday, April 17th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. 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? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.”

From Macmillan.com

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://anansi-web.com/anansi.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/index.html 

http://www.kinderkorner.com/spiders.html

Inicio del ciclo de cuentacuentos infantiles en inglés 2009-2010 “Library Storytelling Mornings”

Dale cuerda

El próximo sábado24 de octubre la biblioteca iniciará el ciclo Library Storytelling Mornings 2009 – 2010, actividad de cuentacuentos en inglés para niños de 4 a 8 años. Agradecemos el interés que ha suscitado hasta el momento y esperamos poder contar con todos los que participaron del ciclo anterior, además de nuevos participantes que se quieran unir a la “Tellebration”.

La actividad se realizará mensualmente (habitualmente los últimos sábados de mes a las 12 de la mañana) en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional y es de acceso gratuito previa inscripción enviando los nombres de los niños a través de biblioteca@iie.es.

Podéis encontar algunas imágenes de sesiones anteriores en Flickr.

Los cuentacuentos que realizaremos en éste curso tendrán los siguientes títulos infantiles como protagonistas:

Octubre: Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year by Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)

 Noviembre: Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble (Author, Illustrator)

 Diciembre: White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Author), Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)

 Enero: Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (Author)

 February: Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

 March: The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India by Paul Galdone

April: Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermot

May: The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story by Joseph Bruchac (Author), Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)

June: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema