We created scripts for Reader’s Theatre today, based on a chapter from our novel Stanley. Stanley is a mischievous, but hilarious, child who has recently started school. His teacher, Miss Treacy kept him behind after an eventful day in Junior Infants and wants to hear his side of the story.
Miss Treacy: Now Stanley, there are lots of stories about you at the moment…
Stanley: Stories about me! Wow! Brilliant! Me in stories! Great, Miss! Tell me one please… Stanley and the Three Bears?
Miss Treacy: I’m afraid these are not those types of stories, Stanley. they are more like ‘Once upon a time there was a little girl called Helen who loved yoghurt until one day she found, instead of strawberry chunks, some tadpoles floating at the top of her favourite dessert!’
Stanley: Oh, that type of story.
We continued the conversation and used super expression, tone and pausing whilst reading our scripts. We dare you not to laugh at our version of events!