Library Storytelling Morning activity for June 2013

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 Marcus 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.

June 2013 storytelling around the book:

“Chicken Little” by Rebecca and Ed Emberley 

Saturday, June 15th 2013

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)

chickenlittle

You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity convinces him the sky is falling, but you’ve never seen the story told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise.

(Puede que ya conozcas el cuento del no muy brillante pollito cuyo encuentro con una bellota y la ley de la gravedad le convenció de que el cielo se estaba cayendo, pero seguro que nunca habías visto la historia contada de esta forma. Esta brillante colaboración padre-hija nos trae una audaz y colorida nueva versión del cuento con una gallina de ojos locos y todos sus amigos aterrorizados huyendo del cielo y directos a una llamativa sorpresa).

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://us.macmillan.com/chickenlittle/RebeccaEmberley

http://youtu.be/LzhritxEgmM

http://www.rebeccaemberley.com/p/books.html

Reader’s Theater at the Library May 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.

May 2013 script around the book:

“Chicken Little” by Steven Kellogg

Friday, May 24th 2013 at 6 p.m.

chicken little

“The sky is failing! The sky is failing!” Chicken Little and her feathered friends are all aflutter when she gets a mysterious bump on the head. Steven Kellogg’s hilarious retelling and irresistible illustrations bring fresh delight to this timeless classic of chain reaction panic.

(“¡El cielo se está cayendo! ¡El cielo se está cayendo! El pollito y sus amigos emplumados se inquietan cuando al primero le golpea algo misterioso en la cabeza. La forma de recontarlo del autor Steven Kellogg y las ilustraciones actualizan este clásico sobre el proceso de reacción en cadena de pánico.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780688070458

http://eleaston.com/chicken.html

http://youtu.be/RxYZIikyofI