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By Susan Russell
This set consists of: 1. Introduction 2. Farmer's Year 3. Daily Life (incl. Pyramids) 4. The After-Life 5. The Gods (for list of speakers, 6 for each of the 5 plays, see preview) This set of 5 guided reading play scripts on Ancient Egypt focuses on
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$20.00
11 ratings
3.9
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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:
Reading, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Russell
This is a set of 'group readers' (Readers Theater) written by Sue Russell on five Ancient Greek Myths: 1. Odysseus and the Cyclops 2. Theseus and the Minotaur 3. Tale of 2 Spinners (Athena & Arachne) 4. The Gorgon's Head (Medusa) 5. Pandora's
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
12 ratings
3.9
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$20.00
15 ratings
4.0
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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:
Reading, Ancient History, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Russell
This set of 5 guided reading play scripts written by Sue Russell provide an overview and background to the American Civil War, plus an insight via 'the winners and losers' i.e. two different perspectives; along with events after the war including
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
7 ratings
4.0
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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:
Reading, Drama, British History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
5 ratings
4.0
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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:
Reading, Drama, British History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Russell
Thanksgiving Play The Conversion of Tactless Turkey (Following text is same as for preview but I’ve added a different sample text at the end) Characters: Narrator Feisty Pheasant Clumsy Chicken Grumpy Goose Daft Duck Tactless Turkey Reading Time: 5
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Russell
Christmas Carols Assembly - written by Sue Russell This script for use by a class or a whole year group, is the latest of a set of Christmas scripts playwright/teacher Sue Russell is working on. Other Christmas scripts are "Christmas Spirit - The
Subjects:
Music, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Russell
This set of 5 group readers, which can be used for guided reading or Readers Theater, was written by me,Sue Russell, in celebration of Black History. They identify some of the key events and key figures instrumental in the struggle against
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Russell
Anti Bullying Class Play or Assembly Michael Jackson's You Are Not Alone is used as its title and final song. Some useful tips on looking out for others - and yourself. This class play identifies different types of bullying and suggests strategies
Subjects:
Drama, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
3 ratings
3.3
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By Susan Russell
Olympics History Class Play This Class Play, written by Sue Russell, covers the history of the Olympics, starting with its origins in Ancient Greece. All the host nations are presented in a fun coverage of both events and stars. This class play uses
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Printables, Scripts
$18.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Susan Russell
This set of 5 'group readers' on Ancient China focus on 5 different aspects of Ancient China: 1. 3000-200 B.C. The beginnings of a great civilization 2. Confucius 3. First Emperor - hero or tyrant 4. Life in Ancient China 5. Chinese Myth: The Monkey
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
1 rating
3.0
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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:
Social Studies - History, Drama, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Russell
This set of 5 'group readers' on the Ancient Greeks cover: 1. The Gods 2. The Olympics - Ancient and Modern 3. The Arts 4. War 5. Greek Theater And delivers them via 6 speakers each. Thus for a class of 30, there are 5 groups of 6 children. (For a
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Russell
This Halloween play - The Vanishing Pumpkin - is the latest 'seasonal offering' from playwright/teacher Sue Russell. It is intended as a fun performance - requiring minimal preparation, and easily adaptable to any class size, ranging from 17
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
World History, Drama, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Russell
Another Winter Olympics resource - to add to my class play and set of guided reading scripts - all updated to 2018! This Winter Olympics Quiz has 93 questions - with answers provided! Here's a sample: Winter Olympics Quiz I. 2018 Winter Olympics –
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Physical Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$12.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Susan Russell
This Ancient Egypt Class Play/Assembly is one of a *set written by me (Sue Russell). I have also produced and directed it at my school. It covers all the areas of work the children will have done in class (the importance of the Nile, the farmer's
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
1 rating
4.0
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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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