– Choose a familiar story to work with and use a story graphic organizer or story board to break up the story into clear scenes or acts– Pull text directly from story or summarize to create the narration script – Create a character list and determine single items that can be costumes for charters (items can be bought or made) – Practice character movements and key scenes of the story that require specific movements – Perform first time starting and stopping to give stage direction – Perform a second time as soon as possible after without starting and stopping
Through theatre students are able to retell stories. To deeper the lesson further costumes could be develop with visual arts teacher and standards. To be truly arts integrated, throughout the different stages of this lesson, teach mini-lessons of theatre skills. These can vary from improv games of acting without props or facial expressions, as well as stage vocabulary.
Supporting Documents: Lesson Plan
Contact: Kelsey Raschke