Rabbit, Elephant, Whale Lesson


Rabbit, Elephant, Whale Lesson: Observation & Personification Objective: students will learn how actors use the drama tools to create a character. Students have fun personifying animal characters to create a story of their own design. The students then use the actor’s tools (mind, body, voice) to create a drama using observation (part of the fourth … Read more

The Well

The Well story This story is designed to be played by a group of 4, but it can be told with any number of students.  In this story, students learn to identify and imitate emotions such as pride, silliness, anger, fear, frustration, joy, and shock.

Sydney & Jojo Lesson

Sydney & Jojo Lesson

Sydney & Jojo Lesson: Speaking Text Objective: students speak dialogue, use imitation and observation skills to act out a story from beginning to end. Students enjoy exploring family relationships. Sydney and Jojo are siblings who have trouble getting along. This lesson asks students to engage the voice and employ observation skills to create a drama … Read more

The Haunted House story

The Haunted House story  This story can be used with the Body Objects Lesson.  The students work in groups and part of the activity is to identify different emotions from the story.

The Legend of Big Skunk

The Legend of Big Skunk story  This Native American folktale can be adapted to many subjects.  This story can be enacted as a two character partner story or used as an alternate story with the Hare & Tortoise Lesson.

Trip Across America

Trip Across America story  This story can be used in a year-long plan in many steps.  It can be used multiple times with different regions of the US and  helps reinforce drama skills.  We provide a six-step guide in the PDF to assist you.

John “Appleseed” Chapman

John “Appleseed” Chapman story  This familiar story is customized to integrate teaching tall tales.  This story can also be used with the Body Objects Lesson.

The Museum

The Museum story  This story includes characters with names Mickey and Chris for either male or female players allowing more flexibility in assignment of roles.  There are words marked for the objects the group can make in a team of four.

The First Woodpecker

The First Woodpecker story  This story can be done in partners or groups of various sizes.  Larger groups should be comfortable with body objects and/ or using a narrator.  Use a warm-up discussing ways a fantasy character might cast a spell.  Or, you can use a warm-up focusing on physically transforming from one character to … Read more