Let’s Meet …. King Alfred the Great, Let’s Meet Series (so far), 2 speakers (famous person plus interviewer), 5 minutes reading time (not including quizzes)
- Alfred the Great
- Henry VIII
- Henry VIII – 2 scripts & 2 quizzes:
- The Reformation
- Elizabeth I
- Florence Nightingale
- Vincent Van Gogh
Plus scripts between
- Queen Victoria and Elizabeth I
- Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
This series of reading texts based on famous characters – past and present –will include monarchs, adventurers, poets, inventors, politicians, space explorers with two objectives:
- To Bring History Alive (as with my plays)
- To make reading a more lively, interactive experience – for both student and teacher
Also available: Vincent Van Gogh – a Monologue (plus quiz and discussion suggestions)
- Meet the Anglo-Saxons Guided Readers (See detailed breakdown after quiz)
- Wonderful Winchester Assembly or Class Play
Interviewer: Good afternoon! And you must be King Alfred
Alfred: The Great! Please don’t forget that bit!
Interviewer: The only one of our kings to have that title
Alfred: And well deserved, may I add!
Interviewer: To be sure!
(Aside) Though why he needs to keep reminding me …
Alfred: So, as your memory did have that slight falter, shall I help you
Interviewer: Remember how great you were?
Alfred: Oh, that would be a little presumptuous. I’ll just settle for why I was Great!
Interviewer: (Aside) Amazing how little some egos need in the way of encouragement!
Very well. Let’s hear it.
Alfred: Maybe we should start with my scholarly skills.
Interviewer: Yes, I have heard you were quite the student!
Alfred: And I made sure everyone else benefitted from my knowledge – all that Latin in our books turned into something we could understand!
Interviewer: So, wait a minute. Before we get totally stuck into what made you great
Alfred: I can’t wait!