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Stories on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), With 15 Scripts from 15 Authors, Including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, Russell Hoban, Wanda Gag, and Roald Dahl
     

Stories on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), With 15 Scripts from 15 Authors, Including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, Russell Hoban, Wanda Gag, and Roald Dahl

by Aaron Shepard
 

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"Stories on Stage" is a collection of reader's theater scripts for young readers, adapted from stories by fifteen different authors, including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, and Roald Dahl. Coming from such genres as humor, fantasy, and multicultural folktales, stories were selected for their dramatic quality, literary value, and appeal to young people. The scripts

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"Stories on Stage" is a collection of reader's theater scripts for young readers, adapted from stories by fifteen different authors, including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, and Roald Dahl. Coming from such genres as humor, fantasy, and multicultural folktales, stories were selected for their dramatic quality, literary value, and appeal to young people. The scripts may be freely copied for noncommercial purposes. With a focus on ages 8 to 15, the collection features a wide range of reading levels.

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Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of numerous children's books and magazine stories, as well as three books on reader's theater, "Stories on Stage," "Folktales on Stage," and "Readers on Stage." He spent five years as a professional actor in reader's theater, performing in schools and conducting workshops for teachers, librarians, and students. He now hosts Aaron Shepard's RT Page, the Web's most popular reader's theater destination, with visits by thousands of teachers and librarians each week.

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CONTENTS

"Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School," by Louis Sachar

(from Sideways Stories From Wayside School)

"Mr. Twit's Revenge," by Roald Dahl

(from The Twits)

"Millions of Cats," by Wanda Gag

"Tapiwa's Uncle," by Nancy Farmer

"How Tom Beat Captain Najork," by Russell Hoban

"Harriet," by Florence Parry Heide

(from Tales for the Perfect Child)

"Mr. Bim's Bamboo," by Carol Farley

"Talk," by Harold Courlander

(from The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories)

"The Jade Stone," by Caryn Yacowitz

"The Bean Boy," by Monica Shannon

(from California Fairy Tales)

"The Kid from the Commercial," by Stephen Manes

(from It's New! It's Improved! It's Terrible!)

"The Fools of Chelm," by Steve Sanfield

(from The Feather Merchants, and Other Tales of the Fools of Chelm)

"Mouse Woman and the Snails," by Christie Harris

(from Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses)

"Westwoods," by Eleanor Farjeon

(from The Little Bookroom)

"The Legend of Lightning Larry," by Aaron Shepard

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"What? Don't have time to write up your own scripts for reader's theater? Not to worry. Aaron Shepard will get you started with his stellar scripts -- perfect for duplicating, handing out to your students, and bringing to life. This is one must-have book." -- Judy Freeman, Author, More Books Kids Will Sit Still For

"One of the challenges of teaching is instilling in our students a love for reading. By transforming imaginative stories by some of our favorite authors into clever scripts, Aaron Shepard once again provides the means for teachers to nurture a passion for the written word. This second edition of Stories On Stage is a most worthwhile addition to your cache of reading strategies that work." -- Susan Finney, Author, Keep the Rest of the Class Reading and Writing While You Teach Small Groups

"Reader's theater gets a boost from this collection. . . . The scripts are simple and direct, multicultural, and easily reproducible for classroom use." -- Ilene Cooper, Booklist (American Library Association), Jan. 1, 1994

"Gives teachers a fun and useful tool for bringing reading and literature to their students." -- Betty S. Evans, School Library Journal, Feb. 2006

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938497226
Publisher:
Shepard Publications
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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