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Book Week

News
by Derek Scott
illustrated by Meredith Thomas

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Characters

Anchor 1

Mr. Jackson

Anchor 2

Mrs. Coats

Red Riding Hood

Mr. Reed
Wolf

Setting: On the school stage


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Mr. Jackson: Today is the beginning of
Book Week. Is everyone ready to present
our news? Then let’s have a fantastic show.
Action!

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Anchor 1: Good morning everyone, and
welcome to Book Week News.
Anchor 2: This news report is brought
to you by the children of room eight,
Lakeside School.
Anchor 1: Today we will talk to some
people about the events during
Book Week.

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Anchor 2: We have Mrs. Coats, our
librarian, in the studio right now. Welcome
to Book Week News, Mrs. Coats. What’s
happening in the library this week?
Mrs. Coats: We have over one hundred
new books on display for Book Week.
Anchor 1: Will the children be allowed to
take the new books home, Mrs. Coats?
Mrs. Coats: This week is for looking at the
books. Beginning next week, the children
will be able to take them home.

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Anchor 2: I believe that you have another
interesting activity in the library.
Mrs. Coats: Oh, yes. Every day at lunch,
we have a storyteller coming to the library.
Her stories will be interesting and fun. I
think she will prove to be very entertaining
for all.

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Anchor 1: Thank you, Mrs. Coats. I’m sure
everyone will enjoy the storyteller and the
new books.
Anchor 2: Now we would like to interview
Mr. Reed, principal of Lakeside School.
Good morning, Mr. Reed. I know you’re
really excited about this special week.

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Mr. Reed: Good morning. I’m very excited
about Book Week. All the children have
been so creative in preparing for it. The
older children have been learning about
authors, and they have been making
colorful book jackets and bookmarks.
The younger children have been making
picture books. They are just wonderful.

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Anchor 1: Mr. Reed, are all the children
going to be allowed to go through the
classrooms to look at these amazing
creations?
Mr. Reed: Yes, there will be time for
everyone to visit the classrooms.

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Anchor 2: Gosh! Look who’s here! It’s
Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf.
Sometimes we do get surprise guests!
Anchor 1: Are you two here for Book Week?

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Red Riding Hood: Yes, and we are already
in costume for the book character parade
on Friday. It’s going to be fantastic.

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Wolf: I’ll be leading the character parade!
I hope that everyone will dress up as his
or her favorite book character and follow
me around the school.
Anchor 1: I hope that it will be safe for the
children to follow you, Wolf!

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Anchor 2: The parade certainly sounds
entertaining! We all wish Lakeside School
a successful Book Week.
Anchor 1: This is Book Week News from
Lakeside School.
Mr. Jackson: Great work, team!

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Think Critically
1. What tells you that this story is a Readers’
Theater?

2. Who was presenting the news and why?


3. Which adults did the children talk to about Book
Week?

4. When was the Book Parade going to be?


5. Which character from a book would you dress up
as in a parade? Why?

Social Studies
Write Questions Think of a book that you like. Write three
questions you would like to ask the author of this book.

School-Home Connection Tell a family member


about the story. Then talk about special events that take
place at your school.

Word Count: 470

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