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 October 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.

October 2013 script around the book:

“The Hallo-Wiener” by Dav Pilkey

Friday, October 25th 2013, at 18 h.

The Hallo-Wiener

“Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero.”

(“Oscar es corto como todos los dachshunds y los demás perros se ríen de él. En Halloween esta más ridículo que nunca con su disfraz de perrito caliente pero un acto valiente hará de él un héroe de primera.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://bit.ly/16EtNFj

http://www.pilkey.com/

http://youtu.be/lwXpFnREmtA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hallo-Wiener

Reader’s Theater at the Library June 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.

June 2013 script around the book:

“Sleeping Ugly” by Jane Yolen & Diane Stanley

Friday, June 14th 2013 at 6 p.m.

sleeping ugly“Plain Jane has a heart of gold — but her face is as homely as her nose is long. Princess Miserella, on the other hand, is a beautiful princess with a heart of stone. In this droll twist on the classic fairytale, the kiss-bestowing prince learns that beauty is indeed only skin deep.”

(“Jane del Montón tiene un corazón de oro pero su cara es feucha y su nariz larga. Por otro lado, la princesa Miserella es una hermosa princesa con un corazón de piedra. En esta divertida vuelta de tuerca del clásico cuento de hadas el príncipe besucón aprende que la belleza está realmente bajo la piel.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/240139.Sleeping_Ugly

http://janeyolen.com/works/sleeping-ugly/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jykiT-ih8

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