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 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

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February 2014

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Trisha as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Forty children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members 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 Storytelling morning.

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 Storytelling morning 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.

February 2014 storytelling around the book:

Bremen

“The Bremen Town Musicians” by Brian Wildsmith

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand. (For Intermediate English level learners)

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://brianwildsmith.com/

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

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