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

By Rob Reid

What child would not love literary explorations of the smelly, creepy, and soiled? Throw in rats, witches, extraterrestrial beings, and undies, and it truly is impossible to resist. but few tale instances are designed for common institution little ones, who're reason on isolating themselves from more youthful siblings. Why usually are not there extra occasions for those young children? it is not an absence of serious fabric insists librarian-humorist Reid, who builds upon his past ALA bestseller. anything humorous occurred on the Library (ALA versions, 2003) to supply 18 new wacky and offbeat courses, together with the successful issues of the giggly and gross. every one plan opens with a thumbnail assessment, then attracts on strange combos of poetry, photograph books, bankruptcy publication excerpts and brief tales. the combo varies through subject, yet the entire courses contact the troubles (interests and humor (Think: Captain Underpants), for this age staff. viewers involvement contains wordplay, reader's theater, dramatics, writing, song, activities, or crafts. Reid additionally illustrates tips to tweak courses to entice more youthful (or older) audiences. Plans for enjoyable tale courses surround: Catching a few Zzzz's; A1 tales; immense and undesirable in 4 separate flavors; Cool tuition, alien college and do not wanna visit college! Designed to motivate public kid's librarians, college media employees, school room academics, 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 a must have for libraries serving young ones.

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Upon investigation, he sees little monster figurines named Gaspar, Albert, Ludvilla, Melisande, and Bob. The chapter ends with the fingers of one of the figurines beginning to move. Cox, Judy. Mean, Mean Maureen Green. Holiday House, 2000. Lilley Nelson is worried about learning to ride a bike, the frightening neighborhood dog, and Maureen Green, the school bully. Rumors about Maureen have her giving one girl a “swirly” (ask the kids what that means if you don’t know) and sticking another kid in a garbage can.

36 The Coolest School Catalanotto, Peter. Matthew ABC. Atheneum, 2002. Teacher Mrs. Tuttle has a unique method of telling her twenty-five Matthews apart. Many are hilarious, such as “Matthew G. has trouble with glue,” and the audience sees an illustration of paper, crayons, scissors, a cup, and a chair all stuck to the little boy. Falconer, Ian. Olivia Saves the Circus. Atheneum, 2001. Olivia tells her class about her vacation. ” Her teacher is not totally pleased with the tall tales that come out of Olivia’s mouth.

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. Illustrated by Allen Say. Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Stamm, Claus. Three Strong Women. Illustrated by Jean Tseng and Mou-sien Tseng. Viking, 1990. Wiesner, David. The Three Pigs. Clarion, 2001. Wood, Audrey. Three Sisters. Illustrated by Rosekrans Hoffman. Dial, 1986. Zemach, Margot. The Three Wishes. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. FOUR The Coolest School Lesson Plan at a Glance PICTURE BOOK: Show and Tell by Robert Munsch PICTURE BOOK: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

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