What’s worse, a yearly check-up or being attacked by every animal in the zoo? For this narrator, it’s clearly the former! This poem paints a vivid picture of many different animal characters, from scurrying mice to menacing grizzly bears. Students in grades 2-7can focus on action/reaction, emotions, problem solving, repetition and/or transformation. We have also included some recommended step-by-step delivery ideas to help you turn the poem into a full lesson.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each poem, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.