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Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They also use different styles of music to practice their movements and retell the story's major events.
If you can find the book Caps for Sale in the target foreign language, this is a great activity to accompany it! After reading and modeling the story, the teacher models a dialogue that would take place between a salesman and a customer. Then, pair up your language learners and have them try the dialogue too. Print out copies of the dialogue so there are enough for each pair.
Learners utilize their acting skills to put on an impromptu play based on a book. In this performance art lesson, students read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and discuss how the story could be told through human action. Learners utilize their playground as a stage and the students collaborate on the performance.
Fifth graders explore the powers of the President of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, 5th graders read "Woodrow: The White House Mouse" and discuss the responsibilities of the President. Students research the topic further and create PowerPoint presentations regarding their findings.