I wanted to name the title of this post:
READER’S THEATER FOR ODD KIDS
But I didn’t know if the one or two people who still read blogs would be offended.
So then I thought it could be:
READER’S THEATER FOR AN ODD NUMBER OF KIDS
You know how much I love long titles.
But then I thought that title might be misleading because maybe you want a play with five characters or eleven characters or nineteen characters and, well, I didn’t write any plays for that high number of kids because I am normal and not actually a playwright as much as I pretend to be.
So I had to go with the title up above: Reader’s Theater with Three Characters which just doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it but, oh well, there you go.
All of that is to say that I wrote a pack of plays that are not my normal Partner Plays for those times when you find you have an odd kid an odd number of kids due to your enrollment or an absence or a pull-out program. Or is it just me that has kids going to and fro all day long so that I never know where anyone is and I’m just happy when it appears I have a small class size again?
I actually have a center group this year with only three kids, which means whenever this particular group goes to Plays, they each argue over who gets to pick a friend to join them.
WELL, NO MORE.
NO MORE, I said.
And now, without further ado, meet BIRD.
This exciting play – I mean, try to control yourself over the exciting-ness happening – can be found in the Kinder Kids pack.
And here’s Bird, in all his/her glory, starring in the the Beginning Reader’s pack:
When you take creative writing classes in high school and college, and then when you take creative writing classes for fun as an adult, and think you might get your master’s in writing, you’re told to write about what you know. And this is what I know: Most of the time, everyone can agree on spaghetti.
And, finally, here’s Birdie again in a play for Advanced Readers:
I can’t wait to add these to the Partner Plays for winter — no longer will I have an odd group of kids in which I have to participate and be someone’s partner when I would rather be napping helping a struggling student with a concept that he or she didn’t get the first go-around.
Have you had the chance to grab your Partner Plays with Two Characters? If not, get a free set here!
If you need to differentiate like I always do, you can purchase the bundle at a discount:
I’m going to be having my niece put these together for me so that they’re ready to go when we get back from winter break.
But let’s not think about that now.