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Spring 2024 Program

Page & Stage is a free of charge program for low-income children between 3-5 years old. This program brings early reader stories to life through theatre, fostering creativity, imagination and - ultimately - literacy. The primary goal of Page & Stage is to leverage the arts by engaging students interests in literature, inspire critical thinking and deepen understanding of not just curriculum, but everything around them.

In-school workshops will be offered to provide students with an opportunity to engage with a teaching artist. On demand digital content will also be created to extend the program to students who are not present in the classroom. Each student will receive a FREE copy of each book title to take home to their family and build an at-home library. Participating classrooms will build a Drama Residency to develop reading fluency and an introductory to live theatre through listening and physical activities.

Page & Stage serves multiple areas of Monmouth and Ocean County including learning centers in Neptune, Asbury Park, Freehold and Red Bank.

The 2024 season features the following books:

The Cat In The Hat Book Cover
The Cat In The Hat
Book by Dr. Seuss
March 2024
Lesson: This classic Dr. Seuss story can open up discussions about trust, responsibility, social expectations, and honesty. Students summarize a story in sequence and understand terms used in the story. They will decode CVC words using word families while reading the classic Dr. Seuss story.
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Eagan
Nugget & Fang Book Cover
Nugget & Fang
Book by Tammi Sauer
Illustrated by Michael Slack
April 2024
Lesson: Great use of thinking in pictures, each page is a different scene. Explore rhythmic writing style, use of onomatopoeia: "Glug, Glug, Glug," fun puns, double entendre, irony, rule of 3, and problem solving with likeable characters and visual humor.
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Eagan
The Little Red Hen Book Cover
The Little Red Hen
Book & Illustrations by Paul Galdone
May 2024
Lesson: A folktale about the importance of hard work and the value of helping one another. Explore patterns, site words, sequence of events, rhyming, character traits, repetitive word patterns and adjectives.
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Eagan

Professional Development

Page & Stage delivers Professional Development opportunities for educators, offering teaching resources and methods designed to improve student engagement and comprehension across all subjects. The Algonquin is a registered provider of professional development through the New Jersey Department of Education (Provider #2871).

Past Programming Book Titles & Workshops