Cool Story Programs for the School-age Crowd
What kid wouldn't love literary explorations of the stinky, creepy, and dirty? Throw in rats, witches, aliens, and underwear, and it's irresistible. Yet few story times are designed for elementary school children, who are intent on separating themselves from younger siblings. Why aren't there more events for these kids? It's not a lack of great material insists librarian-humorist Reid, who builds upon his earlier ALA bestseller. wacky and offbeat programs, including the winning topics of the giggly and gross. Each plan opens with a thumbnail overview, then draws on unusual combinations of poetry, picture books, chapter book excerpts and short stories. The mix varies by theme, but all the programs touch the concerns (interests and humor (Think: Captain Underpants), for this age group. Audience involvement includes wordplay, reader's theater, dramatics, writing, music, sports, or crafts. Reid also illustrates how to tweak programs to appeal to younger (or older) audiences. and Bad in four separate flavors; Cool school, alien school and don't wanna go to school! Designed to inspire public children's librarians, school media staff, classroom teachers, and anyone who wants to help literature come alive for kids in grades K-4, Cool Story Programs is a proven, adaptable resource, and a must-have for libraries serving kids.
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ClicketyClackety CreakySqueaky Stories
The Coolest School
I Dont Wanna Go to School
Alien Space School
Big and Bad The Big Bad Wolf
Big and Bad Fox and Coyote
A Good Frog Story
Rats Rodent Cousins
Down and Dirty
Whats Black and White and Red Read All Over?
Underwear and Other Unruly Clothing
Catching Some Zzzzzzs
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ACTIVITY Alien Alligator Alphabet Animal Arnold Lobel Atheneum audience Big Bad Wolf Brer Rabbit Brown Bruce Lansky Candlewick Captain Underpants Century Children's Poetry CHAPTER BOOK SELECTION Children's Poetry Treasury Clarion Coyote Dial Edited by Bruce Edited by Jack Florian Folktales following picture books Frog Goat Greenwillow Harcourt HarperCollins Hoberman Houghton Mifflin Illustrated by James Illustrated by Meilo Illustrated by Stephen Jack Prelutsky James Stevenson Judy Knopf Lane Smith Lesson Plan MacDonald Match Chapter Book Match Picture Books Match Poetry Meadowbrook Melissa Sweet mice Mitch Weiss Mix and Match Monster mouse Nose ORAL TALE penguin PICTURE BOOK Preschoolers Drop Program Theme Random House Read chapter reader's theater Scholastic Scieszka Seuss Sierra Simon and Schuster Sixth Graders Drop skunk song Stephen Carpenter Stinky story program Subira substitute the following teacher Three Little Pigs Tiger Tweaking the Program Twentieth Century Children's Underwear Viking witch wolves