About this Book:
In this collection of humorous plays, contemporary kids with real-life problems learn about the saints and get inspired to do the right thing. The book includes a play for every month of the year, each featuring a particular saint. Written in an easy-to-use readers’ theater format, these scripts work well in a variety of educational settings, teach basic information about the saints, promote good values, motivate, and inspire. (And they’re fun, too!)
Spotlight on Saints! is school theater at its best—modern "morality plays" filled with humor, real choices, and relevant saints. For classroom teachers or anyone planning seasonal activities, these charming yet down-to-earth plays will be a welcome resource for middle grades and junior high!
—Mary Paul McCaughey, OP
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Chicago
This book will be a great resource and teaching tool in any religious education program. Every youngster in the class, regardless of reading ability or acting talent, can take part and will love being involved. Diana Jenkins’s experience as a special education teacher shines through. Spotlight on Saints! is terrific!
—Susan Long Abbott
Director of Religious Education
Archdiocese of Boston
Spotlight on Saints! will surely keep children attentive and engaged while they learn how saints can help us in many situations. The creative style of readers’ theater invites children to learn about the saints while having fun performing. Diana Jenkins, simply and sensitively, shares the "spotlight" with children as they learn about, reflect on, and imitate the saints highlighted in her book.
—Theresa M. Maugle, SSJ
Recipient, 2007 National Catholic Educational Association Distinguished Principals Award
St. Genevieve School, Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Features & Benefits:
- Features an introduction for teachers on using readers theater in the classroom
- Includes hints on presentation and props
- Includes a short biography of each featured saint
- All scripts are reproducible for classroom use
About the author:
Diana R. Jenkins spent twenty years as a special education teacher before becoming a freelance writer. She has written more than four hundred stories, comic strips, and articles for children and teens, as well as two earlier books of readers theater plays. Her books, Stepping Stones: The Comic Collection and Saints of Note: The Comic Collection, are also available from Pauline Books & Media. Diana lives in Montgomery, Ohio, with her husband, a medical physicist.
Category: Teachers' Resource/Intermediate (grades 4 - 8)
Trim size: 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"
Keywords:Spotlight on the Saints - stscol