CENTRE STAGE READER’S THEATRE Barchers, Suzanne I. (2001). From Atalanta to Zeus: readers theatre from Greek mythology. EDUCATION LIBRARY PS3552.A5988 F76 2001 Braun, Winn & Braun, Carl. (2005). Readers theatre in rhyme: a collection of scripted folktales. EDUCATION LIBRARY PE1119 .B765 2005 Buzzeo, Toni. (2006). Read! Perform! Learn! 10 reader’s theater programs for literacy enhancement. EDUCATION LIBRARY LB1573 .B95 2006 Fredericks, Anthony D. (2008). Building fluency with readers theatre: motivational strategies, successful lessons and dynamic scripts to develop fluency, comprehension, writing and vocabulary. EDUCATION LIBRARY in process Fredericks, Anthony D. (2000). Silly salamanders and other slightly stupid stuff for reader’s theatre. EDUCATION LIBRARY PN2081.R4 F747 2000 Freeman, Judy. (2007). Once upon a time: using storytelling, creative drama, and reader’s theater with children in grades preK-6. EDUCATION LIBRARY LB1042 .F74 2007 Kropp, Paul and Jamison,Lori. (2007). HIP readers’ theater plays. EDUCATION LIBRARY PS8571.R772 H46 2007 McBride-Smith, Barbara. (2001). Tell it together: foolproof scripts for story theatre. EDUCATION LIBRARY PS3563.C33367 T4 2001 McKay, Marlene. (2008). Story vines and readers’ theatre: getting started. EDUCATION LIBRARY PN2081.R4 M35 2008 Polette, Nancy. (2000). Another point of view: readers theater fairy tales & activities. EDUCATION LIBRARY LB1575 .P652 2000 Ratliff, Gerald Lee. (1999). Introduction to readers theatre: a guide to classroom performance. EDUCATION LIBRARY PN2081.R4 R38 1999 CHORAL SPEAKING/ORAL COMMUNCATION Anthony, Rose Marie. (1990). Fun with choral speaking. EDUCATION LIBRARY PN4193.C5 A57 1990 Bissett, Linda M. (2004). The choral speakers present: poetry for choral speaking, written for children 6-12 years old. EDUCATION LIBRARY PS8553.R547 C55 2004 Scott, Deb. (2002). Fifty speaking & listening activities: beginner-advanced children & adults. EDUCATION LIBRARY LB1572 .S367 2002 Chaney, Ann L. & Burk, Tamara L. (1998). Teaching oral communication in grades K-8. EDUCATION LIBRARY LB1572 .C43 1998 POINT OF VIEW: Our communities, our cultures, our families Education Library bibliography COMMUNITIES PZ 4.9 B2526 St 1994 Saturday at The New You Shauna, a young African American girl, loves helping Momma with the customers at her beauty salon. PZ 4.9 C3782 On 2002 On the town: a community adventure Charlie and his mother walk around the neighbourhood doing errands so that Charlie can write in his notebook about the people and places that make up his community. PZ 4.9 C6597 Ev 2003 Everything is different at Nonna's house A young boy describes the differences between his home in the city and life on his grandparents’ farm and learns that no matter where he is their love for him is always the same. PZ 4.9 C7422 Fn 2001 A fine, fine school When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend classes every day of the year, it’s up to his students to show him free time is a good thing, too. PZ 4.9 C89 Cn 2002 Country kid, city kid Although Ben lives on a farm in the country and Jody lives in an apartment in the city, when they meet at camp they find they have a lot in common. PZ 4.9 D4339 Lb 1994 The library dragon Miss Lotta Scales is a dragon who believes her job is to protect the school’s library books from the children, but when she finally realizes that books are meant to be read, the dragon turns into Miss Lotty, librarian and storyteller. PZ 4.9 D492 Bs 1993 Bus riders When their regular bus driver gets sick, Warren, Louise, and the other bus riders must endure a string of substitute drivers. PZ 4.9 D49458 Pl 2003 Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue Two police officers have a quiet day keeping the streets of their town safe by rescuing a lost dog, writing tickets, and helping people to cross the street, but when a theft occurs, they jump into action. PZ 4.9 D572 Gr 2000 Grandpa’s corner store Grandfather’s corner grocery business is threatened by a new supermarket, but his granddaughter, Lucy, organizes the neighbours to convince him to stay. PZ 4.9 D572 Sp 2002 Spaghetti Park Angelo and his grandfather help rejuvenate a local park. PZ 4.9 D677 Ct 2003 City chicken Egged on by the cat next door, a chicken from the city visits the country to see what she’s been missing, and finds that it’s not “all it’s cracked up to be.” PZ 4.9 F574394 Th This is me and where I am 2004 A young narrator describes his place on Earth, beginning with the globe, and then zooming in on his country, his city, his neighbourhood, and eventually the blanket on his bed, and then back again. PZ 4.9 L54318 Bg 2002 Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese take-out The sights, sounds, and smells of a busy Chinese take-out restaurant are seen through the eyes of the owner’s young son. PZ 4.9 R946 Mr 1989 Mr. Griggs’ work Mr. Griggs so loves his work at the post office that he thinks of it all the time and everything reminds him of it. PZ 4.9 S525 Rn 2000 The rain came down Throughout town there is chaos during an unexpected downpour. PZ 4.9 S39 Ps 2005 The postman’s dog When Charlie’s new dog Lucy doesn’t like postal carriers, Charlie tricks Lucy into thinking that he’s just an ordinary guy by performing everyday tasks like gardening and laundry—and she excitedly hops in his basket for a ride to deliver the mail. PZ 4.9 S5459 Ms 1995 Mister got to go: the cat that wouldn’t leave A cat that is allowed to shelter only until the rain stops eventually becomes both a fixture and a valuable employee at the Sylvia Hotel. PZ 4.9 T2193 Dt 2004 Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation While on vacation, Mrs. La Rue receives letters from her dog Ike who has been falsely accused of harming the neighbour’s cats and is trying to clear his name. PZ 4.9 W5876Gs 1992 Go ask Giorgio! Giorgio takes on so many jobs that he can no longer enjoy them. PZ 7 F624 Sd 1997 Seedfolks One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash- filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed. CULTURES E 78 C52 2000 Claire and her grandfather = Claire et son grand-père. A young girl relies on her grandfather to tell her about the many contributions and inventions by Aboriginal people. E 78 N77 L48 2001 Frog girl This Northwest Coast legend recounts a dangerous adventure of a girl who must rescue captive frogs to save her village from a volcano. E 78 N77 M493 2005 Totem tales: legends from the rainforest A collection of Indian legends behind many of nature’s wonders. E 99 H2 L48 1995 Storm boy Storm Boy’s adventure in the strange undersea world of the Killer Whale people captures the narrative flavour of Northwest Coast myths. E 99 S72 C37 1998 I am Sto:lo!: Katherine explores her heritage In response to a school assignment, Katherine learns from her Elders the importance of her people’s history. FC 3825.1 L54 A3 1991 West coast Chinese boy Sing Lim’s memories of his childhood in the 1920s when he lived with his parents, brothers, and sister in an apartment, of his neighbours the music makers in the apartment below, the shopkeepers and the herbalist , and of his experiences at Chinese festivals, grand funerals, ritual ceremonies, and secret tong societies. PZ 4.9 B135 Nn 2002 Nana’s cold days Ken and Rama’s African grandmother needs three blue sheets, three red blankets and three pink comforters to try to stay warm. PZ 4.9 B266 Jn 2000 Jason’s new dugout canoe When Jason’s canoe is washed away in a big storm, he learns how to make a traditional canoe. PZ 4.9 B266 Js 1989 Jason and the sea otter While fishing and exploring from his canoe, Jason encounters sea otters PZ 4.9.B689 Sn 2002 The song within my heart A First Nations boy prepares for his first pow-wow with his Nokum’s (grandmother) help. PZ 4.9 C3938 Lt 2004 Little Pria's big Canadian adventure A magical adventure begins when newly arrived Pria asks a strange wooden goose at the airport gift shop to help her find out what Canadians are like. PZ 4.9 D359 Hw 1989 How pizza came to our town When Mrs. Pelligrina arrives from Italy to visit the mother of May’s best friends, the girls are caught up in a mystery. PZ 4.9 D674 Eb 2002 Everybody brings noodles The block party was Carrie’s idea, but when it arrives she can only think about two things: the talent show and the delicious noodle dishes from many countries that her neighbours are bringing. PZ 4.9 D674 EV 1991 Everybody cooks rice A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited. PZ 4.9 F5743 Nt 2001 No two snowflakes A Canadian student writes to a pen pal in Ghana about snow. PZ 4.9 H2583 Cr 2002 Courage to fly Although Meg finds her new Canadian city home very different from her Caribbean one, she makes friends after saving an injured bird. PZ 4.9 H5379 Dr 2002 Dragonfly kites Although Joe and Cody live in the far north, they find that the surrounding wildlife make wonderful friends. PZ4.9.H5379 Fx 2003 Fox on the ice Joe, Cody, their mama and papa, and their little dog, Ootsie, are spending the day fishing when the sled dogs spy a fox and give chase giving Mama and Joe wild ride. PZ 4.9 K655 Hr 1996 Hooray, a piñata! After she chooses a cute dog piñata for her birthday party, Clara pretends it is her pet and therefore doesn’t want it to get broken. PZ 4.9 L797 My 1993 My Kokum called today When her Kokum (grandmother) calls to invite her for a visit, a young First Nations girl living in the city knows she can expect a special experience when she and her mother travel to the reserve. PZ 4.9 M2844 My 2002 My Chinatown: one year in poems Kam Mak shares a year of growing up in this small city within a city. PZ 4.9 O486 Yt 2006 Yetsa’s sweater On a fresh spring day, young Yetsa, her mother and her grandmother clean, wash and dry the fleece for making Cowichan sweaters, laughter and hard work connect the three generations. PZ 4.9 S146 Fr 2005 First salmon During the ceremony of First Salmon, an event celebrated by the Northwest Pacific tribes to honour and welcome back the salmon each year, Charlie remembers his beloved uncle and starts the process of accepting his death. PZ 4.9 T339 Ch 2001 The Chinese violin Lin Lin and her father immigrated to Canada from China, bringing with them one of their most treasured possessions. PZ 4.9 T374 Ng 2002 The night walker After collecting treasures for his pouch, a boy walking alone at night imagines that a spirit known as the Night Walker is after him. PZ4.9 U2717 Sk 2003 Suki’s kimono Suki’s kimono holds special memories of her obachan’s summer visit so she insists on wearing it to the first day of school. PZ 4.9 W126 Fr 1999 Firedancers Centuries blend into one special moment when a young girl is taken by her grandmother to dance on Smooth Rock Island. PZ 4.9 W126 Sk 2000 SkySisters As two young Ojiway sisters set off across the frozen north country, they experience the wonder of wildlife and the Northern Lights. PZ 4.9 W384 Sm 1978 A salmon for Simon /1986 / 1990 Simon, a boy living on the West coast, catches a salmon, but then decides to return it to the ocean. PZ 4.9 W842 Th 2000 This next New Year A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring. PZ7 M2268 My 1987 My best friend, Duc Tran : meeting a Vietnamese-American family An American boy’s friendship with a Vietnamese American boy and his family introduces him to the holidays, customs, foods, and family events of their culture. PZ 7 W349 Ch 1984 Chin Chiang and the dragon’s dance Chin Chiang has long dreamed of dancing the dragon’s dance, but when the first day of the Year of the Dragon arrives and he is to dance with his grandfather, he is sure he will shame his family and bring bad luck to everyone. FAMILIES PZ 4.9 C6687 IG 1993 I got a family In rhyming verses, a young girl describes how her family makes her feel loved. PZ 4.9 D6948 Lv 2001 Love is a family Family fun night at school helps Lily see there are all types of families. PZ 4.9 F427 Bl 2004 Billy Tibbles moves out! When his little brother Eric moves into his room, Billy Tibbles the cat and his family learn some of the good and bad things about sharing. PZ 4.9 H857 FM 1992 Families are funny Families often do odd and irritating things, but a little boy discovers they’re there if you need them. PZ 4.9 M222925 Ev Everybody makes mistakes 2005 Although he reminds his mother that everybody makes mistakes, and provides a lot of examples, young Jack is still in hot water for making three big mistakes while playing with his younger sister on their uncle’s wedding day. PZ 4.9 O357 Wh 2003 Where is Little Reynard? When Little Reynard, the only orange kitten in his litter, meets some foxes, he feels more at home with them than with his own family. PZ 4.9 P1697 Ms 2004 Moosekitos: a moose family reunion Moose’s family reunion didn’t turn out quite the way he planned. PZ 4.9 P219 AN 1988 Amelia Bedelia's family album Amelia Bedelia entertains Mr. and Mrs. Rogers by showing them her family album and describing what her relatives do. PZ 4.9 P2248 Em 2002 Emily’s eighteen aunts When Emily advertises for an aunt, she must come to terms with what to do about eighteen eccentric aunts. PZ 4.9 S551 Al 2003 All families are special Students in Mrs. Mack’s class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important. PZ 4.9 W556 Sq 2005 Squashed in the middle When Daisy, a middle child, is invited to spend the night at her friend’s house, her family finally pays attention to her.