Plays of People at Work, Grades K-3

Plays of People at Work, Grades K-3

by L. E. McCullough, L.E. McCullough
     
 
Plays fo people at work grades K-3 responds to children's number one query: "What do I want to do when I grow up?" These twelve original plays follow a quartet of bright, inquisitve grade schoolers as they visit friends and family at real-life work sites, Plays of People at Work portrays contemporary, gender-neutral occupations. The introduction to each play

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Plays fo people at work grades K-3 responds to children's number one query: "What do I want to do when I grow up?" These twelve original plays follow a quartet of bright, inquisitve grade schoolers as they visit friends and family at real-life work sites, Plays of People at Work portrays contemporary, gender-neutral occupations. The introduction to each play includes details about the nature of the work, educational and training requirements, sources of additional information about the occupation, and helpful notes for staging, costuming, and music. Plays of People at Work is the ideal complement to a "career day" program and can serve as the starting point for a discussion about children's occupational interests. Best of all, Plays of People at Work allows children to turn Play Time into Learning Time!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This collection of 12 skits tries to fulfill two needs-for plays at the elementary level and for career-studies materials. Caught between these goals, the author walks a pretty shaky tightrope between didacticism and entertainment. Among the opportunities explored are the more familiar park ranger, brick mason, legal-aid lawyer, and pastry chef as well as a few quirky choices such as tugboat captain and animal-rescue agent. The cast of each play includes the same four main characters plus a number of supporting members. Much of the humor involves puns and many of the jokes may be over the heads of the target audience. McCullough has written or adapted songs for the pieces and supplies the words and music. Each play is introduced with a brief description of the career, its requirements and possibilities, along with lists of organizations and Web sites that provide additional information on the job. Illustrations and directions for basic stage sets are provided and most energetic school crews will have no trouble putting them together. These skits with simple scenery might well serve as a template for home-grown productions, but the actual plays seem only marginally useful.-Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575251400
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Plays for Young Actors Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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