Acting the Song

This Acting the Song activity & project also includes:

Get to know the meaning behind the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the legendary 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Groups of two take the roles of performer and questioner. Performers sing lines of the song while questioners interrogate the singer for answers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of focusing on the song's refrain, assign different parts to each group and direct them to perform and ask questions in front of the class  
  • As a class, watch the movie's scene that showcases the song
  • Play music from the film or Broadway musical during independent work periods
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an audio recording or live performance of the song
  • Lesson only focuses on one part of the song
Pros

  • Includes a script, or intended answers, during each performance 
  • Encourages learners to actively listen to obtain answers 
Cons