This is a story about a cool, rock-and-roll loving, guitar-playing frog named Louis la grenouille, a popular character who returns in future plays and songs. In this story, Louis finds that life is very lonely in his pond. He meets a genie who grants him a wish - to find the love of his life. Louis meets up with several very entertaining characters on his journey.
The play is full of emotional content, contains humour, and results in a happy ending. The story has inspired many creative writing pieces by the students who have experienced it.
Whole-Class Activities Book
Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.
Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters
Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
PowerPoint™ of the play
Additional reference materials
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
Prince Albert has been brought up in the lap of luxury. The more material goods he has the less satisfied he feels. Because of his greedy nature he becomes known as Prince Veut-Tout. One day, while speeding on his motorbike, he almost runs over an old man. This event triggers a sense of remorse in him and causes him to re-evaluate his life. One night, looking up at the stars, Prince Albert decides to become a space explorer. He heads off into the heavens in his spaceship. Years later, he returns to his home with his new-found alien friends.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak Appropriate for ages: 7-12
A fairy has lost her ability to be the free spirit that she was. But, with the help of a friend, she is able to turn things around. The story shows the importance of friendship and that we do not need to be perfect to help each other.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Stan Gadziola Appropriate for ages: 7-12
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