A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

By Susan Meissner

A appealing shawl, handed down during the generations, connects ladies who examine that the burden of the area is made bearable by means of the affection we supply away....

September 1911. On Ellis Island in ny Harbor, nurse Clara wooden can't face returning to new york, the place the fellow she enjoyed fell to his demise within the Triangle Shirtwaist fireplace. Then, whereas taking care of a fevered immigrant whose personal loss mirrors hers, she turns into intrigued via a reputation embroidered onto the headband he carries…and reveals herself stuck in a challenge that compels her to confront the reality in regards to the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or loose her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan's higher West part, widow Taryn Michaels has confident herself that she resides totally, operating in a captivating uniqueness textile shop and elevating her daughter on my own. Then a long-lost picture appears to be like in a countrywide journal, and he or she is pressured to relive the negative day her husband died within the cave in of the area exchange Towers…the related day a stranger reached out and stored her. Will an opportunity reconnection and a century-old shawl open Taryn's eyes to the bigger forces at paintings in her life?

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Phrasing and inflection, two important reading skills, are at the heart of Reader’s Theater. Students also develop public speaking skills such as volume, pacing, and facial expression. The traditional format of Reader’s Theater is very simple. There really is no right or wrong way to do it. By following these few tips, you and your students will be ready to explore the world of Reader’s Theater. EQUIPMENT Location: A theater or gymnasium is a fine place for a Reader’s Theater performance, but staging the performance in the classroom works well too.

Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die.

Supplies were running low. The Texas soldiers were almost out of ammunition. Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort.

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