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 presentation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Schedule the lesson prior to Halloween and have class members prepare an oral presentation of an original or a classic ghost story
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies of "The Alligator and the Eagle," 
  • While designed for theatre arts classes, the exercise may be used to prepare language arts students for oral presentations

  • The seven-page packet includes detailed plans for each of the three tales, worksheets, and follow-up activities

  • No link is provided to the recording of "The Little Boy and the Ayayay"
Common Core