|About the Book|
Stories on Stage is a collection of readers theater scripts for young readers, adapted from stories by fifteen different authors, including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, Russell Hoban, Wanda Gag, and Roald Dahl. Coming from such genres as humor,MoreStories on Stage is a collection of readers theater scripts for young readers, adapted from stories by fifteen different authors, including Louis Sachar, Nancy Farmer, Russell Hoban, Wanda Gag, 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. With a focus on ages 8 to 15, the collection features a wide range of reading levels.The scripts in this collection are -- Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School, by Louis Sachar -- Mr. Twits Revenge, by Roald Dahl -- Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag -- Tapiwas Uncle, by Nancy Farmer -- How Tom Beat Captain Najork, by Russell Hoban -- Harriet, by Florence Parry Heide -- Mr. Bims Bamboo, by Carol Farley -- Talk, by Harold Courlander -- The Jade Stone, by Caryn Yacowitz -- The Bean Boy, by Monica Shannon -- The Kid from the Commercial, by Stephen Manes -- The Fools of Chelm, by Steve Sanfield -- Mouse Woman and the Snails, by Christie Harris -- Westwoods, by Eleanor Farjeon -- The Legend of Lightning Larry, by Aaron Shepard./////////////////////////////////////////////////Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of numerous childrens books and magazine stories, as well as three books on readers theater, Stories on Stage, Folktales on Stage, and Readers on Stage. He spent five years as a professional actor in readers theater, performing in schools and conducting workshops for teachers, librarians, and students. He now hosts Aaron Shepards RT Page, the Webs most popular readers theater destination, with visits by thousands of teachers and librarians each week./////////////////////////////////////////////////What? Dont have time to write up your own scripts for readers 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 ForOne 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 GroupsReaders 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, 1994An intriguing, well-rounded collection. . . . The tone and content of source material is effectively preserved. -- The Horn Book Guide, July-Dec. 1993Give kids a script and watch them act. . . . Shepards talent as a storyteller shines out in his adaptations. -- Jan Lieberman, TNT: Tips & Titles of Books, Fall 1993A well-written collection. . . . These scripts will inspire young actors to read the books. -- Penny Peck, Bayviews (Assoc. of Childrens Librarians), Nov. 1993Gives teachers a fun and useful tool for bringing reading and literature to their students. -- Betty S. Evans, School Library Journal, Feb.