Cool Story Programs for the School-Age Crowd by Rob Reid

By Rob Reid

What child would not love literary explorations of the pungent, creepy, and soiled? Throw in rats, witches, extraterrestrial beings, and lingerie, and it truly is impossible to resist. but few tale instances are designed for trouble-free college childrens, who're motive on keeping apart themselves from more youthful siblings. Why are not there extra occasions for those teenagers? it is not a scarcity of serious fabric insists librarian-humorist Reid, who builds upon his past ALA bestseller. whatever humorous occurred on the Library (ALA versions, 2003) to provide 18 new wacky and offbeat courses, together with the profitable themes of the giggly and gross. each one plan opens with a thumbnail review, then attracts on strange combos of poetry, photo books, bankruptcy e-book excerpts and brief tales. the combo varies through subject, yet the entire courses contact the worries (interests and humor (Think: Captain Underpants), for this age staff. viewers involvement contains wordplay, reader's theater, dramatics, writing, track, activities, or crafts. Reid additionally illustrates tips on how to tweak courses to entice more youthful (or older) audiences. Plans for enjoyable tale courses surround: Catching a few Zzzz's; A1 tales; huge and undesirable in 4 separate flavors; Cool institution, alien university and do not wanna visit tuition! Designed to motivate public kid's librarians, institution media employees, school room lecturers, and a person who desires to support literature come alive for children in grades K-4, Cool tale courses is a confirmed, adaptable source, and essential for libraries serving childrens.

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Illustrated by Marc Brown. Knopf, 1986. Florian, Douglas. ” In Summersaults. Greenwillow, 2002. ———. ” In Bing Bang Boing. Harcourt, 1994. Greenfield, Eloise. ” In The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems. Edited by Belinda Hollyer. Illustrated by Holly Swain. Kingfisher, 2003. Hoberman, Mary Ann. ” In The Llama Who Had No Pajama. Illustrated by Betty Fraser. Harcourt, 1998. ———. ” In Yellow Butter Purple Jelly Red Jam Black Bread. Illustrated by Chaya Bernstein. Viking, 1981. Kumin, Maxine. ” In The Twentieth Century Children’s Poetry Treasury.

43 POEM Prelutsky, Jack. ” In A Pizza the Size of the Sun. Illustrated by James Stevenson. Greenwillow, 1996. A girl threatens to “eat a worm or two” if her mother makes her go to school. The wise mother obliges by dangling some worms in front of her daughter. ” Dangle a gummy worm or two as a prop. CHAPTER BOOK SELECTION Clements, Andrew. Jake Drake, Class Clown. Simon and Schuster, 2002. Jake’s personal mission is to make his overly serious student teacher, Miss Bruce, lighten up and smile. Read chapter 3.

Tell the audience that the trio travels back and forth in time, and they have just landed in the time of King Arthur. Read chapter 3, where they confront the Black Knight. The boys find that the Black Knight is easily angered by their taunts. Make a loud “Boingggg” noise when they defeat him with a stick to the helmet. Mix and Match Oral Tales Kimmel, Eric. ” In Fire and Wings: Dragon Tales from East and West. Edited by Marianne Carus. Cricket, 2002. Three soldiers have seven years to answer the three riddles asked of them by a dragon or he will devour them.

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