Students observe and demonstrate pantomime and improvisation. They define and discuss improvisation and pantomime, then in small groups discuss and brainstorm ideas using a bag of props. Students then create and present a scene using the props.
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The Summer Fun Summer Learning Dramatic and Story Reading Unit
What's the difference between story reading and story telling? Participants in a summer enrichment program learn all about the difference as they listen to famous speeches, engage in dramatic readings, and craft their own short stories...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Theatre Arts
What skills do storytellers employ to bring to life the characters and events in their tales? After listening to a recording of a Haitian folk tale, class members consider how tone of voice, pace, and gestures can be used to enliven a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Translating Short Stories into Original Short Films
Students review the elements of the short story, create a script and storyboard based on a short story. They create a video of the story to present during a class film festival using both the Internet and software programs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Telling Stories in Art: Witness to a Brawl
Students examine how a piece of art tells a story. In this visual art lesson plan, students interpret a piece of art work by writing a newspaper article that tells the story of the moment in time that is depicted in a picture. They work...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Make a Memory with Movie Maker
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts