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Short stories every kid should know, including The Monkey's Paw - by W.W. Jacobs Young Goodman Brown - by Nathaniel Hawthorne To Build a Fire -...
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Final test and answer key for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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Final Test and Answer Key for Night by Elie Wiesel. Please note - very short test!
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Script for the famous adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Twenty seven parts, including Flint the Parrot and Long John Silver! Great fun...
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Answer key and final test for Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
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The title says it all. Includes poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Dickenson, Lewis Carrol, Christina Rosetti, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow a...
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One act play for the classroom, stage, or readers theater. The Monkeys Paw is based on the famous short story of the same title by W. W. Jacobs....
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A short illustrated powerpoint presentation of the history of California missions written in easy-to-read English.
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Unit exam and answer key for The Once and Future King by T. H. White. 100 points, including matching and essay.
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vw2013
Buyer re: Actual Grace
Can this be in PDF? I purchased it before realizing it was doc. my computer can't open. Thank you
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Can't do this on TPT unless you pay again. However, if you send me your email address I can email you the pdf at no cost. Send reply here - murgerald2@gmail.com
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

amyrogers
Buyer re: Charming Plays for Cheerful Kids - 30 One Acts!
Do you have any resources or suggestions for one-acts for 1st-3rd grade? I teach K-5 gifted in one room and would like to work on one acts this fall and am having a hard time.
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

skenyon101
Buyer re: Our Miss Brooks Radio Script
Hi, I like the script very much. Are there any copyright issues with using this script in a Reader's Theater setting?
May 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
I would not advise you to do so.
May 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Carmen Powell
Carmen P. re: Mark Twain and the Mormons
Just for the record, Mormons prefer to be called Latter-Day Saints and we don't have our own Bible. We use the King James Version Bible. Always have :)
May 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Good point. Unfortunately, I don't think Mark is listening.
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nancy Backen
Nancy B. re: Deathwatch Short Essay Test and Answer Key
How many questions are included in this test?
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy,
It's been a long time since I published this. If I remember right, it is probably 10 objective questions and 13 or so short essay questions. Sorry I can't be more help here. Hope this works for you. Evidently not many people are still teaching that book, but students always enjoy it.
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Brittany De Laruelle
Brittany De Laruelle  (TpT Seller) re: Australian folk songs - Lyrics and Sheet Music!
I'm a music teacher and would be interested in purchasing this bundle of songs to use for a large project I'm working on. Do you know if all these songs are copyright free? I know many of them are, but I want to check before I start using them for what I'm working on. Thanks!
February 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brittany,
As far as I know all these songs are in the public domain in this country (USA). I'm a bit shaky on copyright in other countries. However, I'm 99% sure these are all safe for you to use. Please be aware that these are just the lyrics and the melody lines - no chords. I was going to add chords diagrams and a simple left hand for piano but I was far too lazy. Also, this ain't the most popular offering on TPT. I think you are the third of fourth person to show any interest. Good luck on your large project. Let me know how it pans out.
February 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Georgia Shaw
Georgia S. re: Rappaccini's Daughter - Easy Reading Version
Hi, how many pages is this version?
February 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Seven pages.
February 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sarah Denault
Sarah D.
Hi! I just purchased your 50 Christmas poems for kids. I was disappointed in the fact that it was not stated in the description that nearly all of the poems were Christian/nativity/birth of Christ related. I noticed that the few that were previewed were but figured that out of 50, a few would be easy going, fun poems for the younger ones. I don't want to leave you a bad rating, but I would appreciate if you would write a new description for that product.
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi! I'm working on that right now.
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

rsabljak
Buyer re: The Time Machine - Radio Script - H. G. Wells
How many pages in total?
October 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
If I remember right, about 24 pages.
October 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Rebekah Ritchie
Rebekah R. re: Drama - Christmas Play - Miracle on 34th Street
I was just wondering, how many pages is this and your It's a Wonderful Life? How long should these plays run? We are doing a Christmas play for each of our 6th grades but don't want the performances to be too lengthy
October 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
It's a Wonderful Life is 43 pages.
Miracle is about 25 pages.
October 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

LAKESHA TILLMAN
LAKESHA TILLMAN  (TpT Seller) re: To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Exam and Answer Key
What Depth of Knowledge or Bloom's Taxonomy level are these questions? Are they mostly recall questions analysis? Thanks.
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Recall questions.
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

mmiller77
Buyer
I would like to have local celebrities record excerpts of your radio play of A Christmas Carol for a Make A Wish fundraiser CD. Will buy your script but not sure that clears us to record excerpts
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

mmiller77
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Jerry, can you please contact me about recording rights for a charity CD?

Michael, news@toledofreepress.com
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi mmiller77

I am in the dark here. Recording rights? Charity CD? Does this refer to one of my works?

jerry
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NickkiBDrama
Buyer re: Drama Headquarters - plays for all school ages
I downloaded it, and it won't let me open or instal the plug in. Any suggestions of how I can open and use lazybee scripts?
July 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nickki B
This url should work in your browzer - www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/‎

or maybe just Google this - Lazy Bee Scripts
July 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

My Reading Resources
My Reading Resources  (TpT Seller) re: The White Heron - Easy Reading Version
What is the reading level of this version?
July 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
I'm guessing 4th or 5th grade.
July 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

teacherlane3
Buyer re: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Unit Exam and Answer Key
The preview only shows the cover...What types of questions are on the test?
June 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
ten matching, four essay topics, with key.
June 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Elizabeth Kearney
Elizabeth K. re: The Face - One Act - Readers Theaters
Hi- how many people in this readers theater script? Thanks.
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
7characters - Ingalls, Virginia, Major, Colonel, Bartender, Goldstein, Bill
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

KTlibrarian
Buyer re: Alice in Wonderland - Reader's Theater
How many total pages is your script? Thanks!
May 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
30
May 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Chavez
Julie Chavez  (TpT Seller) re: POETRY ALL KIDS SHOULD KNOW!
How many pages is it?
April 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Julia,
There are 32 pages and these are the poems:
The Cow – Robert Louis Stevenson
I Never Saw A Moor – Emily Dickinson
Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll
Looking-glass River – Robert Louis Stevenson
I Like to See It Lap the Miles – Emily Dickinson
Hopping Frog – Christina Rossetti
The Cricket Sang – Emily Dickinson
The Children’s Hour – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Unseen Playmate – Robert Louis Stevenson
Written in March – William Wordsworth
My Bed is a Boat – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lobster Quadrille – Lewis Carroll
Who Has Seen the Wind – Christina Rossetti
Fairy Bread – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lamb – William Blake
On This Wondrous Sea – Emily Dickinson
If – Rudyard Kipling
Children – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Land of Nod – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Tide Rises – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Night – William Blake
Lullaby, Oh, Lullaby – Christina Rossetti
There Is No Frigate Like a Boat – Emily Dickinson
Laus Infantium – William Canton
A Good Boy – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Walrus and the Carpenter – Lewis Carroll
Casey at the Bat – Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The Land of Story-books – Robert Louis Stevenson
Rub-A-Dub-Dub – Anonymous
My Shadow – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Land of Counterpane – Robert Louis Stevenson
A Noiseless, Patient Spider – Walt Whitman
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass – Emily Dickinson
Summer Sun – Robert Louis Stevenson
Caterpillar – Christina Rossetti
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod – Eugene Field
Whole Duty of Children – Robert Louis Stevenson
The House That Jack Built – Anonymous
Eldorado – Edgar Allan Poe
Little Boy Blue – Eugene Field
Lochinvar – Sir Walter Scott
April 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

wnickles
Buyer re: Jack London - Five Easy Reading Stories
Are there any types of questions or common core related work or questions that go with the stories at all?
April 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
No, just the stories.
April 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Griffin
Kimberly G.
Great- it's kimmygriffin@me.com
Thanks!
March 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Griffin
Kimberly G. re: A History of California Missions Powerpoint
It's not in a powerpoint format, it's as a word doc.
March 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
I have two items for sale - a doc and a powerpoint. You evidently bought the doc. Send me your email address and I'll send you the powerpoint.
March 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Griffin
Kimberly G. re: A History of California Missions Powerpoint
Hi Jerry,
I can't download- I have powerpoint on my macbook- is there another way to obtain or something I'm missing?
Thanks,
Kim
March 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

stacirossell
Buyer
I can't download the Story of California Power Point! Can you help!? Needed it for tomorrow!
March 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, Stacirossell, but I'm not that technically proficient.
March 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Creative Critters
Creative Critters  (TpT Seller)
Are you violating copyright by selling public domain stories?
February 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
If a story is in the public domain it is not covered by copyright.
February 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

penny temples
penny temples  (TpT Seller) re: The Devil and Tom Walker - Easy Reading Version
does this come with an answer key
February 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
No.
February 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

10203040
Buyer re: Apollo 13 Powerpoint
Do you have any files where you discuss the differences in the movie vs what really happened on the Apollo 13 mission? Such as what was historical fiction and what was real
February 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry, I don't have anything like that.
February 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Brooke  Francis
Brooke F. re: Three American Tall Tales - Easy Reading Versions
I would like to have my purchase refunded. While looking around for an easier version of these tall tales I found some online but decidede to buy this one. However, once purchasing and downloading, I quickly realized this exact tale has been taken directly off one of the websites I was looking at. I am disgusted that to find this material copied directly off another site, a picture added, and then sold for a profit! I have no interest in using this material.
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Amy Pattin
Amy Pattin  (TpT Seller) re: Drama - Sherlock Holmes Radio Script - The Problem of Thor Bridge
How many parts does "The Problem of Thor Bridge" have? I only have 5 students so I'm looking for a script with only a few parts.
Thanks
January 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
CAST:
ANNOUNCER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
DR. WATSON
NEIL GIBSON, wealthy American
SERGEANT COVENTRY, of the local police
CESAR, Brazilian servant
MISS DUNBAR, the chief suspect
January 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

krzyed
Buyer re: Hatchet unit exam and answer key
How many questions are on this test?
December 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Ten questions covering the plot. Should take about 15 minutes to complete.
December 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Cynthia Browning
Cynthia B. re: Wizard of Oz - the Original Novel!
I am confused? I thought this was a literature unit but it looks like the novel? Maybe I am not looking in the right place. Help?
November 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi teaching5th2007
It is not a literature unit. It is the novel and only the novel. However, TPT has many units on the Wizard of Oz by other people.
November 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Being Inspired
Being Inspired  (TpT Seller) re: Irish or Scottish? An Explanation for Kids
Aww you're too kind! :) Interesting stuff! I'm particularly intrigued to discover that Irish and Scottish accents sound the same to North Americans. Although maybe that's because people are mostly exposed to "Hollywood Irish" accents which are kinda an amalgamation of all Irish accents with a truckload of leprachaun. Ha ha Anyway, thanks a mil for satisfying my curiosity! :)
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Best to you and yours. My mother was from Antrim and entertained us all with her ability to mimic accents (and personalities) from all parts of Ireland. She grew up only hearing the northern Irish, but moved to Philadelphia and made friends with immigrants from all parts of Ireland. Her mimicry of their accents was always funny, but often cruel.
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Being Inspired
Being Inspired  (TpT Seller) re: Irish or Scottish? An Explanation for Kids
Ha ha I'm really tempted to buy this just to see what you say! Can you make an "American or Canadian?" one for kids here in Ireland? :)
November 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Being Inspired,
I made it free, just for you, proving I'm not Scottish. But you'll have to download it within the next day or three. And I'm working on the Americans and Canadians as you read this.
November 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Sunshine Hanson
Sunshine Hanson  (TpT Seller) re: The Birthmark - Easy Reading Version
What does "easy reading version" mean? Is the language simplified?
October 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Yes, the language is simplified.
October 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Conrad Spoke
Conrad Spoke  (TpT Seller) re: Dragnet Radio Script - The Big Sisters
Mr. Murphy,

Aren't you worried about being sued by the copyright holder to "Dragnet"?

Conrad Spoke
Everett, WA
September 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

I am  Bullyproof Music
I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
part two of my answer; answer to your possible characters question; btw maybe we should do email? haha..so here goes

if you'd like to draw from real life and say it's based on a true story;

Ryane; a shy girl who hasn't found her place anywhere because she's "different". Then she discovers Crew (full explanation of crew in Crew Story video and on the VBL home page--also press releases on that site). The other girls take her in and she finally feels she belongs. (actually have her telling this story on a vid I could show you). I have a kid/blues song called Sour Grapes. Ryane (her name) told me whenever kids would tease her (happened a lot) she'd just sing it back to them in her head and laugh instead of cry in her heart--it gave her inner strength and perspective. Ryane sharing that story with me is one of the reasons I thought to create I am Bullyproof.

I'll hand you the real life characters but you'd have to come up with each story arch if you liked them.

Jenni-Elise was the only teen in Crew I ever had to "deal" with. Super outgoing and smiley, she had to control every room she walked into. So whenever she and I were alone, all went well--she'd be coming to be for private coaching for years. She brought a lot of her buddies along with her to join crew. But whenever there wer 20 kids come together (every Sunday morning) she'd start making rude remarks, interupting, talking while I was talking. After years of warning her, I finally kicked her out--there was a big scene where I lost my cool with her right before a show. After the show, I say "you're out" and wrote the song SPECIAL. Sent her the lyrics.
Well, Ms. J thought when I kicked her out, all her buddies would go with her. But they didn't--they knew she just had problems with anyone in authority. I'm a real loose goose, it takes a lot to get me mad. They just said "Jenni--you made you own problem."
That song Special became Crew's favorite song to sing. 6 months later when they sang it at a sold out show Jenni showed up right before and pulled her friends outside saying "if you're my friends, you'll refuse to sing that song!" but they sang it and she ran crying out the back door. (all this I heard later). Special ended up being Jeff Bridges' fav song of mine and has received a lot of attention. I hear Jenni is now a school teacher dealing with kids who have to listen to her. Pretty funny.
Oh, btw, on Jenni-Elise; pudgy, pretty, hispanic, talented but a giant pain in the ass

Jaan was a gorgeous surfer with wild hair (now my partner at bullyproof). He wrote great songs and the girls all swooned when he entered the room. He is bi-polar, however, and has to deal with a whole lot of changing moods and harsh emotions that come at him out of the blue. Our song Chemical (on the bullyproof site—still in rough version) is all about him. Would love to use it in a show. We'd like to educate kids about chemicals and their effects on a person’s attitude of the moment.

The song Whatever;
Rachel comes in and says "Lessia--you HAVE to write me a song to sing to my mom when she's acting all unreasonable and hormonal!" Rach is an actor/tennis champ from a wealthy family. She's at Dartmouth now--also a math genius and sweet person. But her mom was driving her nuts--something about wet towels on the floor. So I wrote her WHATEVER. and she started singing whatever to feel better haha.
Funny thing about whatever, I had Asian moms knocking at my door "Thank you so much for writing a song I can sing when my daughter is acting crazy!" and things like that happen. All the moms thought I'd written the song for them. It's been a huge hit. Seems to make everyone bullyproof.
Again--don't know if I'm giving you enough of an arch. Rachel is the pretty girl in our Johnny Depp video on the VBL site (video page) Tune’s about a scruffy boyfriend. Fun tune too—about acceptance.

4 ZOE--the girl on the Scary Guy vid. Wrote CRUMBLE for her because she's shy--all about walking up to a boy and not being shy. Her version (her page on the VBL site) sounds like she's Betty Boop--too cute. Song became a huge hit at Santa Barbara high--guys were begging me to write them a Crumble song too--we're shy too!!!! They kept tlling me. Also have a story about how the song got written if you want to use it in the arch. Crew-related

5 Ben- gorgeous, long haired Asian quiet teen w/a guitar who sat by my side and played along. We were buds. The girls swooned with him too. He loved my Barn Burn song. Kept saying "Love it but what does it mean?" haha he played on a lot of the recordings including Fearless. He was there when I first wrote Fearless and we both knew it'd be what it's become--check the mail in our testimonials. Don't know what his story arch would be--nice to see a teen though hanging with his nutty songwriting ringleader. Warm-hearted kid. Very picky about music.

6 Danielle; country girl, the cut up (she's on the Crew Story vid). Low voice, big boobs, hearty attitude, felt like hanging out with a fun adult. She's already married now. Drove a big gold pick up truck from San Ynez to SB every Sunday morning to sing with us. She was a low (again; CRew story vid) and a leader. She hated it when I got hippie on her. "No talk to me about the universe. Too airy fairy" haha but we got along because I'm also way down to earth and direct. Wrote her country boots (on the VBL website). story arch? don't know what her lesson would be--she was so mature, but she was a stand out. You can also catch her pretty face in passing on the SPECIAL video (VBL site).

7. Alternate boy; Kameron. Loves musical theatre, loves to act. Parents are hard on him—preppy, from a wealthy family. He’s the one who said my songs and crew were a musical. He loved the song Believe That and said it was all about how his parents didn’t understand him. I do think he’s right—the song spoke to lots of kids while their parents kept asking “what’s it about?” His dad wanted him to play sports while he wanted to act/sing/dance. He was very tortured and hung with

8. Viva, daughter of Martin, but I wouldn’t want to use that, so I don’t know if she’d be a character. The stories I could share are too personal with her. But maybe there could be a girl who had a famous parent famous at something else besides music or film? When she recorded Special she started to cry and said it reminded her of her dad and his entourage—it was hard to get close to him in certain ways. And there we are in the barn we used as a studio..Jessie Bridges and Viva Gore—both in awe of each other for having famous parents. Both having dads who were really interesting but not at home a lot. Might be too close to the truth however. How about a girl who just wishes her dad had a clue?
Dunnoh—I’m just throwing out true characters

9. haha moi; nutty ringleader. Who only threw Crew together on a whim ‘cause she didn’t have a BF at the time and was bored on Sunday mornings. She’d been coaching all these kids so she thought; why not throw them in a room and see if they like each other? She disorganized, chatty, wise with her advice and no nonsense, but also adhd so the kids all think she’s fun. Not a major character but the kids could center around her somehow..
10. I wrote Fearless for Jessie Bridges who was a bit too old to have ever been in my Crew. But since it’s such an important song, pretty much any story line to lead to it. There were so many other kids;

Kelly—the biker chick; chubby and pretty—kinda rough in presentation. She used to bring her pet iguana with her to rehearsals. Mostly it slept on her shoulder but once it got loose—that was a hoot. She was very soulful. Loved animals and bad boys.
Caitlyn—loved everything French. Always dressed with flair and believes dressing is an ART form. Is still working at being and actor. Dramatic singer on stage—compelling. Deep girl who cried as she dedicated songs to her friends. Dad filmed Jaws—from a movie family.
The Beltran sisters—Carolina the youngest was also the deepest. They hung out at might house every Tuesday night—brought their homework and took turns at singing sessions. Carolina joined Crew at ten but was an old soul who believed in fairies, who sense what people were thinking and thought up the word CRUMBLE for a song. Or rather, she used the word while telling the story and I went “WOW! What a word. You’d crumble??? I gotta use that.”
Her mom and sisters didn’t understand her because she liked to get to the underside of things and they were lovely but more on the surface philosophically. Her mom always said “I’m glad she has you, Lessia, to understand her.” But don’t know if there’s a story arch..
Who else? Sarah (Crew story vid) is insanely cool. The one eating the muffin who talks about mumbling.

Would love to do something in the musical about how singing is like life (have a vid on that I could show you—two minutes with Carolina’s older sister talking). Anyway, it’s cool, deep and fun. Storyline? Find your voice kinda thing leading to Fearless maybe?
There are other girls all over the videos and sites. All you have to do is ask about one who you like and I’m sure there’s a story. Crew went on for years.
Enough==a peace song that kids ADORE and Crew actually sang. Our new song Supposed To that Jessie might sing would make a cool segment—it asks why to we so often follow the assumed path?
Songs that would work of a musical I haven’t mentioned;
On the VBL site, Rachel’s page; Everybody Tells Her
You asked for 15 songs at the most so here are the ones I believe would work;
For sure; Fearless, Messy, Special, Got Your Back, Whatever, Believe That
Supposed To (still need to demo), Crumble (on VBL top tunes page), Barn Burn – good for group of kids
for guys; Nonconformist, Chemical
also usable;
Scary Guy is funny and campy for stage, ditto Einstein
also popular; Gift in this present, Girl 4U, Johnny Depp
cool and teenage angst-y; Everybody Tells Her (on Rachel’s vBL page)
Enough is really dramatic and great for a group, but don’t know how there’d be a story arch for the subject though.
Gift (Intervene) rough demo to listen to now on the tunes page on bullyproofmusic—STRONG song, though
There are more tunes and I also write very quickly if something’s needed.
Again, my idea is actually what Cameron described way back when. Kids come to me, walk in with their “chorus line” type teenage dilemmas. There’s some kind of arch and the song is the answer. Everything, at it’s core, is about not allowing oneself to be bullied by life in general. Having a clue about the world gives a kid a lot more inner strength than just going with the flow and wondering why things aren’t feeling quite right.
MONKEY—almost forgot that one. Kinda young but all about the “worry thoughts” in our heads. Could make a really funny segment with Carolina maybe—I actually have her singing the song.
Oh wait—another character . If you watch the MONKEY video-in the middle and at the end Madi from Crew talks about how I taught her about the monkey thoughts in her head, and how that conversation solved her habitual ‘getting angry at everyone as a habit” problem.
Cute vid and she’d make a great character because she has that song, the set up and was that typical “life is drama!” kid for the longest time. Redhead. Got her on film twice _
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lessia,
Since I'm already involved in a few other big projects coming up, I've decided against collaborating with you on your project. However, I think it is very worthwhile and will be successful if you find the right person. My thought is that you need a younger writer - someone in his or her twenties or thirties to make this thing really fly.
Sorry,
Jerry
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I am  Bullyproof Music
I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
Cool. haha I also get bored at long musicals. Your timing sounds about right. My main website right now is www.IamBullyproofMusic.org. created because so many tweens and teens came to me for advice, then when I stuffed common sense advice into song lyrics for them to sing, they thanked me profusely claiming I'd saved their lives with my tunes. So we're in the midst of creating a classroom program around the most popular songs so far.

More girls than guys? haha my other webiste is www.vocalsbylocals.com . Used to head up a crew of 18 girls/2guys for years. Used to writing with girls in mind--no problemo.

I believe (and have been told) if we could come up with something around collecting wisdom==maybe kinda like chorus line so every kid had a story with a moral in the song..something wrapped around self worth, self esteem, dealing with both the bullies on the outside (including siblings, rough adults as well as peers) and bullies on the inside (check out our monkey song)...

I believe there'd be a HUGE market--in fact, am sure of it. Wouldn't even have to come up with new songs--have so many up that alley.

Bucketful of sugar? haha not moi.Where'd you get that one? Fearless singer is Jessie Bridges; yep dad's actor Jeff. Another kid on my site -- she sings Messy--is Viva Gore--her dad's Martin Gore of the English band Depeche Mode. Have worked with a lot of cool kids.

Best tunes that would provide little story themes (actually based on stories) Special (which already almost got on one of Jeff's movies, Disney really liked it but in the end it didn't fit the tone of the scene. fun trivia; both Jessie and Viva are on that one. I penned it about a kid I had to kick out of my giant crew but oh the stories kids tell me on how it relates to their lives

Fearless naturally, is everyone' favs.

Whatever has a really cute story. Was written upon request

Got Your BAck's about friendship

Messy is HUGE with kids

Believe That--one boy who performed it at a show actually tried to write his own musical around it--said he could "see it already"...a story about a music teacher who wrote wisdom songs and her crew of singing kids who came to her with their own stories which she wrote into her songs...

Enough -- peace song kids love I wrote while in Jerusalem, also almost used in a movie. Long story but I actually have a story they loved and a treatment--another musical later haha

Scary Guy--sing to dark natured peeps who try to bring you down.
the vid's really cute

Nonconformist--took over one entire school. All of a sudden being different was considered more cool than following the crowd.

On the VBL top tune pages most of these songs can be found, also on the Iambullyproof website. Have cute ones on VBL--very girl popular like CRUMBLE and GIRL FOR YOU.

Guys love Barn Burn--highly dramatic.

I type fast so now you have kinda the gist. I'm thinking we could go the way that teenage boy suggested--kids walking in with stories? and not too long--but the bottom line being interesting characters with unique yet universal teen and tween situations where songs like Messy really help them figure things out.

I'm classically trained and have published choral music I wrote arrangements for. I'm sure the music we could figure out. Since most of the songs are piano based, kids love to learn the keyboard parts and sing along. (that's me always on keyboard and also singing all the backups--I sing too).

Have more songs to choose from and true stories galore if you like this idea at all. I am also open to something from scratch, but honestly, seems like more work than it needs to be. I just co-wrote a new song with a kid who used to be in my teen crew (my partner on the IambullyproofMusic.org website. It's not up yet but called Supposed To. Very up this alley I'm describing. Jessie may record it if it fits her voice--she's done a lot of my tunes.

If we wrote something she could actually be involved with, as I said, might be able to hand it around good places as a possible little indie vid too eventually--a friend who used to work at Sony said the thing with musicals is to get a little film made first.

But I'm easy.

whew glad I type fast. 805 895-8018. In Indianapolis now--my better half has a convention, then up to Canada for a few days. We live in Sonoma and will be back the 17th but I'm around at 805 895-8018 through Sat if you'd like to chat. I know I gave you a lot to chew on. If you'd like to see a lot of my "crew", the VBL website is best. The CREW STORY video tells the tale in 5 minutes.

Thanks for your interest. Is there a place I could learn more about you? hahahaha I love you get bored at long musicals too.

chow for now
lessia bonn
www.Iambullyproofmusic.org
www.vocalsbylocals.com
www.bridgesandbonn.com
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I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller) re: Do You Ever Think As a Hearse Goes By
Hi Gerald. I'm sorry to write you here--tried to find you in other places when I read your bio! Wow, impressed! I just joined TPT. Name's Bonn...Lessia Bonn from I am Bullyproof Music. Since you're a drama person--our most popular song, Fearless, is sung by Jessie Bridges (actor, Jeff's daughter). Fun trivia. We recorded her in a little shack! But that's not why I write haha I'm just trying to get your attention.
On our BP website we have songs galore--also at bridgesand bonn, also vocalsbylocals. We were almost a show called Glee but pitched too late. So many people have told me--grab all those wisdom-packed tunes kids love and write a musical. Although I have perfect pitch, pen a tune ina sneeze, sing, play keyboard like nobody's business, I have NO talent at anything like writing a "story"--too adhd haha I'm guessing. Also, I so admire thesbians seeing I really can't act worth beans.
Have been musing around the idea of finding a cohort who might like to write a bullyproof music based musical geared towards tweens and teens. Again, so sorry to write you here--feel free to erase this--but would love to chat if you are at all interested in a project like this. I'd be willing to pitch it as much as I could when it was finished.
Okay, that's it. As I said, just joined here. Sorry to be contacting you this way.
Much admiration for all that you do!
Sincerely,
name's Bonn..Lessia Bonn
I am Bullyproof Music :-)

Chow for now!
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lessia

Heard a couple of your tunes today on Youtube. Bucketful of sugar and Fearless. If that is you singing, you have a great voice. If not, your songs are very good. Either way, you are talented.

Yeah, I write drama, mostly for the high school and middle school market. I'm mostly on Lazy Bee Scripts out of England (about 60 shows, some very short), but I do have a few American publishers.

I don't know what a "bullyproof music based musical" means. Please clue me.

If you want to collaborate I'd be game. Let me know what you have in mind. Here's what I would need:
1. How long? I hate long shows because I bore easily. Tops for me is usually an hour and a half, not including the ten minute intermission. But I also like to do one act musicals. I'd need about 15 songs for a long show and about 8 for a short one.
2. My usual set up is short overture, then short scenes with a song dominating. If we were to collab, you'd be in charge of the music and lyrics for all the tunes. I assume you can write enough to produce a score for each song. If not, paying someone else to write the sheet music might not be worth it, unless you have a friend who does stuff for free.
3. I'd need some sort of idea for a theme and the number of characters. My preference is for at least 3 to 1 females because females dominate theater. Actually, most of my shows are about 10 to 1 females.

Enough for now. Write back if you still have an interest.

Regards,
Jerry
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priceed
Buyer re: Treasure Island - Radio Script or Readers Theater
(I apologize if this already posted once...) I have the same question as Andre asked earlier... in order to produce this play at my middle school for a non-paying audience, is there anything I need to do besides pay for the digital download? If possible, please email me at elizabeth.d.kirk@gmail.com. Thanks!
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Janelle Fremont
Janelle Fremont  (TpT Seller) re: The Death Penalty Debate for Kids
Hi Gerald and thanks for providing this lesson. I also examine this topic and look at it from an ethics position. However, state standards in California for 8th grade Language Arts students are more focused on proposition and support. Do you have any materials that I could purchase and download that compliments this topic while being aligned to the state standards?
Thank you!
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lizalou81
Buyer re: A History of California Missions Powerpoint
Could you please send me your Powerpoint again, but with the text and pictures in an editable format? I need to enlarge the text and pictures for my students to be able to read the text once it's projected.
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lizalou81. I can send you a word document with all the same materials and then you can change that into a powerpoint of your liking. Is that okay? Email me here - murgerald2@gmail.com
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Tina Schute
Tina Schute  (TpT Seller) re: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for Kids
how many pages is this? Is it written in modern english?
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tina. This is just a summary of the play's plot, not a rewrite of the play in modern English. In short, I would not recommend it for you. However, below is a 40 minute version of Twelfth Night that might work for you, although it is not in modern English (I don't know of any modern English versions).
http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/YouthTheatre/A_Thirty_Minute_Twelfth_Night.htm
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Terra Greenwell
Terra Greenwell  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it does. It sounds like what I was looking for. Thanks, Terra
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Terra Greenwell
Terra Greenwell  (TpT Seller) re: Hamlet - One Hour Version
I'm interested in your Hamlet materials, but could you explain a bit more about what you mean by "one hour version"?

Thanks,
Terra
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Terra - I'm not sure how I can answer this question except to say that this is an abbreviated version of Hamlet using a narrator to summarize certain parts. If you are a Shakespeare purist, this shortened version of a play that can often last three hours is not for you. This version is for teachers and/or drama teachers looking for a less taxing version of the Bard's work. Please let me know if this reply answers your question.
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Kyla S
Kyla S  (TpT Seller) re: A Christmas Carol - radio script
How long is the script? Approximately how many days will it take to read?

Thanks!
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
If you have good fast readers it should take about 45 minutes. Can't imagine any script that would take days to read unless the readers are maybe translating from a foreign language. Hope this answers your question.
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The Usual Bohemian
The Usual Bohemian  (TpT Seller) re: Sherlock Holmes - Radio Script - The Adventure of the Tolling Bell
Ps, my home email is labouyer@sbcglobal.net. Thank you, Andre LaBouyer
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The Usual Bohemian
The Usual Bohemian  (TpT Seller) re: Sherlock Holmes - Radio Script - The Adventure of the Tolling Bell
Hi Mr. Murphy, I really like this script and would like to produce it in my school. Do you have any questions or concerns about this (are there further things I should do besides paying for the download)? Thank you for your fine work. I am on TPT as well... look up readers theatre plays, and you will find my work (all gratis). Andre LaBouyer
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My name is Rosshalde Pak, and I am part of a group within TPT that is trying to promote what teachers are doing on TPT. It is called Tchr2Tchr, www.tchr2tchr.blogspot.com. I was wondering if you would like to be a featured seller on our blog? If you are, please email me at tchr2tchrblog@gmail.com

Thanks. Rosshalde http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Rosshalde-Pak-4/Products
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ssateacher
Buyer re: Treasure Island Unit Exam and Answer Key
Please help me! I purchased this test a few weeks ago and only got 10 matching questions and 3 short answer questions (which only focused on a few details). I filed it away in my folder. When I came back to TpT today looking for Treasure Island tests again, I saw a review (from Annabell) in the Feedback section expressing satisfaction with the multiple choice questions and how comprehensive your test is. Without looking back at my purchases list, I thought the one in my folder must have been the free download, a preview. So I bought it again, but when I downloaded it got the same thing--a ten question matching item and 3 short answer questions with a key. Is there a glitch? Is there supposed to be more or is this it? Was Annabell referring to something else? Thanks!
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
I have no idea what Annabell referred to. The test is the same as the first one you didn't like. I suggest you write to TPT and request a refund for either one or both these tests. Sorry this was not what you wanted.
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teachsta
Buyer re: Drama - A Christmas Carol - One Act Play
How long does the play take and how many pages is it?
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Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful  (TpT Seller)
Takes about 40 minutes (depending on your production. It is 17 pages.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

High school English teacher in the rugged mountains of California. Department chair, drama teacher, classical guitarist, playwright, teacher and author of plays, musicals, short stories and poetry. But mainly, sincere lover of teaching!

MY TEACHING STYLE

If it's fun, learning comes easy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Winner of the prestigious Siskiyou Performing Arts Center 2007 Playwright of the Year Award. Over forty of his plays have had hundreds of productions all over the world. His musicals have been showcased at the Yankee Thespian Festival in Massachusetts, the Kansas Thespian Festival, and the Gold Coast Thespian Festival in Australia.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

LaSalle College, Philadelphia; Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

for information on plays and musicals by this author, go here: http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Authors/Author.aspx?iIA=10 www.geraldmurphy.com http://www.playscripts.com/playwrights/bios/874