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By Susan Russell
Set of 5 Guided Reading Play Scripts (plus quizzes) on The Salem Witch Trials. Boredom, over-active imaginations and a certain flair for amateur dramatics - all fatally combined to produce one of the cruelest travesties of justice in U.S. history.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
April 2012 is the centenary of the Titanic's first and last voyage. This script was written shortly after the writer, Sue Russell, visited the Queen Elizabeth whilst in Southampton - before she commenced her maiden voyage. The Titanic is a tragic
Subjects:
Literature, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
This play "Christmas Spirit - The Conversion of Mrs Scrooge" can be used either as a class performance or for an entire year group - of two to three classes. The Spirit of Christmas Past Present and Future sets out to 'convert' the miserable Mrs
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
These jokes will send you crackers - intended to bring a smile to even the most Scrooge-like teacher! 40 Jokes to add to playwright Sue Russell's collection of Christmas plays/class assemblies all available from www.plays-r-ussell.com where sample
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By Susan Russell
5 Guided Reading Play Scripts written by Sue Russell on Myths & Legends from Different Civilizations: 1. Ancient Egypt - The Story of Isis and Osiris 2. Ancient Rome - Romulus and Remus 3. Russia - Babushka 4. Ancient China - The Monkey Who
Subjects:
Short Stories, Ancient History, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
This 10-15 minute adaptation of A Christmas Carol was written by Sue Russell as a versatile resource - one which can be used as a performance piece or one which can be used within the classroom. The cast of 20 plus can be divided into smaller groups
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Description to World War II Guided Reading Play Scripts 5 Guided Reading Play Scripts (plus quizzes) based on Unit 9 Children in World War II - written by Sue Russell. (This set of guided reading play scripts is one of a collection, based on Units 6
Subjects:
British History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Around the World in 20 minutes Class Play Around 7 continents and 5 oceans in how many minutes? Can this be done? Read on to find out! Cast of 30 Duration - around 20 minutes! - including music suggestions. Allowance should also be made for children
Subjects:
Geography, World History, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
5 Guided Reading Play Scripts, written by Sue Russell, based on Unit 6C The Vikings. (This set of guided reading play scripts is one of a collection, based on Units 6 - 20 of the UK Key Stage II History Curriculum; also available - collection of
Subjects:
British History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
8
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By Susan Russell
Aesop Fables Guided Reading Scripts and Readers Theater SPECIAL HALF TERM OFFER: Set of 5 Guided Reading Scripts, from Aesop Fables - available individually @ $9. Special Offer - all 5 for $20 These scripts, 6 speakers each, can be used within
Subjects:
Literature, Character Education, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Centers, Guided Reading Books
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Superheroes Class Play for 5 – 7 year old childrenDuration:Around 10 – 15 minutes depending on how many ‘superhero demonstrations’ there are. The first ‘speaking’ part of the class play is around 5 minutes reading time. The rest is down to the
Subjects:
Character Education, Reading, Drama
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$10.00
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By Susan Russell
Wind in the Willows Play or Set of Guided Reading Scripts This script is suitable for use as Guided Reading (Readers Theater) or for performance. Instead of being sold as two separate products, it is in effect 2 for the price of 1 – as the customer
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Centers, Guided Reading Books
$20.00
1
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By Susan Russell
Red Squirrel Class Play or Assembly How best to describe this assembly – in a nutshell? Well, there’s your clue to the ‘flavour’ of this script though serious issues, such as the red squirrel’s future, are also addressed. And music? Well, number one
Subjects:
Environment, Other (Science), Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Printables, Scripts
$15.00
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By Susan Russell
Winter Olympics 1924 – 2022Guided Reading Scripts 1. South Korea 2018 and China 2022 Winter Olympics 2. Russia Winter Olympics 20143. Canada Winter Olympics, 20104. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 20105. Memorable Moments from Past
Subjects:
World History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$17.00
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By Susan Russell
Fairy Tales Class Play or Assembly This class play is for children aged 5 -7 years (Key Stage I in the UK). Sue Russell has written many other ‘fairy tale scripts’ for the older age group (7 years plus), these including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty,
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Drama
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Printables, Scripts
$18.00
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By Susan Russell
Winter Olympics Class Play or Assembly 2022 – A History of the Winter Olympics from 1924 to 2022This is one of a collection of Winter Olympic resources which include a set of Guided Reading Scripts, again on the history of the Games; an Ode or
Subjects:
World History, Informational Text, Drama
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$17.00
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By Susan Russell
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Assembly for 5 – 7-Year-Olds (Key Stage I)This script has been tweaked from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee script reflecting the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, achievements etc over 70 years.Cast of 30Duration
Subjects:
British History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$12.00
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By Susan Russell
A Collection of Seven Fairy Tales, adapted to Reader’s Theater, originally written by Brothers Grimm, and given a wee twist by Sue Russell.*As explained below, these scripts are available separately – but together, this collection offers a big
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Famous Engineers Class Play or Assembly Cast of 20 – 30 (easily adaptable up or down)Duration: Around 15 – 20 minutes not including music suggestionsThe cast includes various famous engineers (as you would expect!) including Robert Stephenson, Sir
Subjects:
Science, Engineering, Drama
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$12.00
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By Susan Russell
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Assembly 7-11-year-olds KSIIQueen’s Platinum Jubilee Assembly KSII script has been tweaked from Queen’s Diamond Jubilee script reflecting the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, achievements etc over 70 years.Cast of
Subjects:
British History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$12.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught in the U.K. for 15 years - temporary and permanent positions plus supply/substitute teaching. I taught all year groups at primary/elementary level and have done some substitute teaching since arriving in the USA. My degree was in History so I always particularly enjoyed teaching this subject, and creating class plays/assemblies around what I was teaching in the classroom - whether it be Ancient Egyptians or King Henry VIII and his Six Wives!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style has been a mixture of whole class teaching, and small group teaching, focusing on the positive! I am a great believer in teaching through 'role play' which is what my plays and group readers are about!I feel passionately about this mode of teaching. Do visit my website www.plays-r-ussell.com to learn more me and my writing!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have a BA Honors Degree in History - from Exeter University; a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) - from Hull University; and a Counselling Certificate.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have 10 O'Levels, 3 A'Levels, a degree in History and a PGCE, plus counselling certificate. I went into teaching after dipping into a number of other 'fields' - one of the most enjoyable being working for a wildlife conservation society (as membership secretary)based in London Zoo.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I taught for 15 years in the UK, then took up writing following the performance of one of my class plays (Henry VIII and his six wives)which was a massive hit with children and adults alike. This (plus comments like "You're in the wrong job - go work for the BBC!)gave me the confidence to sit down and write - plays based on the curriculum, starting with coverage of the history/social studies curriculum and moving onto other subjects such as science, geography and PSHCE. I am now living in the United States where I do the occasional day substitute teaching but most of my time I am writing - building up the collection of plays and group readers that are available off my website www.plays-r-ussell.com I see my plays as mainly performance pieces but I write them 'as a teacher, for teachers' so that they are easy to deliver, with minimum stress! I recognise that some teachers enjoy drama/class performance more than others, but I would defy anyone not to enjoy the 'music suggestions'! These are deliberately chosen to 'lift' the performance - they are rocks songs familiar to children and adults alike and in my experience they definitely add to the enjoyment of the experience! In addition to these class plays, I have written an extensive collection of 'Group Readers' which are intended for smaller groups, of 6 children; these come in sets of 5 'mini plays' which have quizzes attached and are, I think a great classroom resource. As these cover 5 aspects of the subject in depth, they are an excellent supplementary material to the class plays.I am always happy to answer questions about my work - feel free to email me on sue@plays-r-ussell.com or visit my website www.plays-r-ussell.com for more information.

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