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

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 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

Nuevo actividad infantil en inglés “READERS’ THEATER AT THE LIBRARY”

Comenzamos el curso 2012/2013 con una nueva actividad de lectura dramatizada en inglés para niños de 9 a 12 años (en cursos de 4º a 6º de primaria).

El principal objetivo es fomentar el interés por la lectura y el gusto por la narración oral de una forma lúdica y educativa.

La actividad se realizará una vez al mes de octubre a junio los viernes a las 18 h.

La duración será de una hora aproximadamente con una parte final en la que se intentará hacer una breve representación del guión escogido.

Para que la participación pueda disfrutarse creemos necesario que los niños tengan un nivel demostrable de inglés medio/alto de lectura, comprensión y pronunciación.

Con ayuda del Departamento de Inglés del Instituto Internacional se realizarán pruebas de nivel a los interesados salvo que dispongan de algún certificado que nos permita comprobarlo directamente.

Christine y Chloe, parte del equipo actual del Departamento de Inglés del Instituto Internacional, se irán alternando como conductoras de la dinámica.

La actividad es parte de los servicios que se ofrecen a los socios de la biblioteca. Os animamos a haceros Amigo de la Biblioteca-infantil o realizar alguno de los cursos del Programa de Inglés del Instituto Internacional para disfrutar de esta opción.

 La participación de quienes no son miembros de la biblioteca tiene un coste asociado de carácter simbólico y permite la participación puntual o no continua. Se ha establecido un precio simbólico de 3€ por niño participante en una sesión suelta. Las entradas sueltas se podrán conseguir por adelantado en el mostrador de la biblioteca la semana misma en que se celebre el cuentacuentos hasta 15 minutos antes del inicio de la actividad.

Dada la limitación de aforo (15 niños) todos interesados que quieran participar deberán enviar un mensaje de inscripción a biblioteca@iie.es adjuntando si es posible algún documento que acredite el nivel del participante o concertar una prueba de nivel en las semanas del mes en curso previas al desarrollo de la sesión del Reader’s Theater.

Las peticiones se atenderán por orden de llegada y tendrán prioridad los socios de la biblioteca. La confirmación para la participación de los no socios se realizará también por correo electrónico en los primeros días de la semana en que se realiza la actividad. La disponibilidad de espacio será anunciada en nuestra página de Facebook y Twitter.

Iremos detallando mes a mes las fechas y los textos seleccionados en la agenda del Instituto Internacional y en el blog.

¡Os esperamos!