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 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 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

Reader’s Theater at the Library January 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.

January 2014 script around the book:

“DaisyHead Mayzie” by Dr. Seuss

Friday, January 24th 2014

Daisy_Head_Mayzie

Young Mayzie McGrew becomes a worldwide sensation when a daisy grows out of the top of her head. Follow the fate of Mayzie from obscurity to fame and fortune, from classroom to center stage and back to the best place of all – home. The story depicts a valuable lesson about the importance of love over fame and fortune.

(La joven Mayzie McGrew se convierte en una sensación mundial cuando le sale una margarita de la cabeza. Seguimos el destino de Mayzie desde la oscuridad a la fama y la fortuna, desde el aula hasta el centro de un escenario y vuelta al mejor sitio de todos: el hogar. La historia enseña una valiosa lección sobre la importancia del amor sobre la fama y la fortuna.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy-Head_Mayzie

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-679-86712-8

http://www.kidscreativechaos.com/2012/03/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-daisy-head.html

http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/DaisyHeadMayzie.pdf

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

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