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 is impossible to resist. but few tale instances are designed for straightforward tuition kids, who're reason on keeping apart themselves from more youthful siblings. Why aren't there extra occasions for those youngsters? it isn't a scarcity of serious fabric insists librarian-humorist Reid, who builds upon his past ALA bestseller. whatever humorous occurred on the Library (ALA variants, 2003) to provide 18 new wacky and offbeat courses, together with the profitable issues of the giggly and gross. every one plan opens with a thumbnail evaluation, then attracts on strange mixtures of poetry, photo books, bankruptcy ebook excerpts and brief tales. the combination varies by way of subject matter, yet all of the courses contact the worries (interests and humor (Think: Captain Underpants), for this age team. viewers involvement contains wordplay, reader's theater, dramatics, writing, tune, activities, or crafts. Reid additionally illustrates the right way to tweak courses to attract more youthful (or older) audiences. Plans for enjoyable tale courses surround: Catching a few Zzzz's; A1 tales; monstrous and undesirable in 4 separate flavors; Cool tuition, alien tuition and do not wanna visit institution! Designed to motivate public kid's librarians, tuition media employees, school room academics, and someone 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 young ones.

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Illustrated by Henry Cole. HarperCollins, 2001. Clickety-Clackety, Creaky-Squeaky Stories 21 ———. Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke. Illustrated by Henry Cole. HarperCollins, 1995. ———. Rosie’s Roses. Illustrated by Henry Cole. HarperCollins, 2003. Greene, Rhonda Gowler. Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak. Illustrated by Jos. A. Smith. Atheneum, 2002. Massie, Diane Redfield. The Baby BeeBee Bird. Rev. ed. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. HarperCollins, 2000. Mathews, Geda Bradley. What Was That! Illustrated by Norman Chartier.

The Recess Queen. Illustrated by Laura Huliska. Scholastic, 2002. Robinson, Barbara. The Best School Year Ever. HarperCollins, 1994. Russo, Marisabina. I Don’t Want to Go to School. Greenwillow, 1994. ”). These stories feature the many extraterrestrials that keep showing up in the school system and other friendly, and not-so-friendly, characters from space. ’s teacher and Principal Krupp, aka Captain Underpants. Begin the program by welcoming the audience in a robotic-alien voice. Drop hints to indicate that an alien has replaced the regular storyteller.

Random House, 1994. Marvin is dogsitting for his teacher when, to his horror, the dog dies. ” Mix and Match Poetry Consider the same sources found in the “Mix and Match Poetry” section of chapter 4, “The Coolest School,” and the following individual poems: I Don’t Wanna Go to School! 47 Bolsta, Phil. ” In Kids Pick the Funniest Poems. Edited by Bruce Lansky. Illustrated by Stephen Carpenter. Meadowbrook, 1991. Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. ” In A Bad Case of the Giggles. Edited by Bruce Lansky. Illustrated by Stephen Carpenter.

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