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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, 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:
Reading, Ancient History, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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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:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literature Circles
$18.00
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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
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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
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By Susan Russell
Superheroes Class Play for 5 – 7 year old children Duration: 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:
Reading, Drama, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$10.00
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$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:
Reading, Drama, British History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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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:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Scripts, Literature Circles
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Dance Around the World Class Play Cast of 30 Duration around 20 minutes (though with inclusion of full playlist this could potentially go up to 60 minutes plus!) What teacher in their right mind would allow their class to choose the theme for their
Subjects:
Drama, Geography, Dance
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$18.00
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By Susan Russell
This Ancient China Class Play/Assembly is one of a *set written by me. It covers all the areas of work the children will have done in class (the beginnings of a great civilization, Confucius, the First Emperor, Life in Ancient China, the four great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Printables, Scripts
FREE
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By Susan Russell
Lent Class Play. So, what are you giving up this Lent? As usual, our poor narrator has the dubious task of coaxing sensible – make that, any – sort of response out of his reluctant cast! And as for even thinking about giving up Chocolate – well,
Subjects:
Drama, Character Education, Easter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Scripts
$18.00
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By Susan Russell
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Collection5 plays at knock-out price!Adapted to Cast of 6Reader’s TheaterIncluding:· The Emperor’s New Clothes· The Ugly Duckling· The Princess and the Pea· Thumbelina· The Magic TinderboxA synopsis of the
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Character Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Scripts
$20.00
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By Susan Russell
Nicholas Nickleby Readers Theater Adaption of Charles Dickens’ NovelCast of 6 (up to 28)There are a maximum of 6 readers to each scene (bar three scenes where doubling is included)Duration:Around 1 hour If divided into two halves, each half could be
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Basic Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Scripts, Literature Circles
$20.00
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
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:
Reading, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$20.00
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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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