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Personification and Characters Lesson

Personification and Characters Lesson How do actors bring object characters to life? Designed for students in fourth grade, this lesson helps students move from body object imitation into acting out full dramas with object characters. This challenging lesson helps students practice concent ...

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Mime with The Ever-Evolving Green Man Lesson

Mime with The Ever-Evolving Green Man Lesson Mime is one of the most challenging and most important skills for young actors to learn. Inspired by Gail E. Haley’s The Green Man, this lesson challenges actors to create group mimes based on scenes from the book. This lesson comes with varia ...

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Making the Thundercake Lesson

Making the Thundercake Lesson A roll of thunder. A pitter pat of rain. A creaky old door. What connects all these things? They are sound effects that evoke a mysterious, scary mood! Based on the book Thundercake by Patricia Polacco, this lesson is designed to teach students in grades 3-5 h ...

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Habitats, Needs of Living Things, and Body Details Lesson

Habitats, Needs of Living Things, and Body Details Lesson How can we keep students fully engaged through complex subject matter? Ask them to engage their bodies as well as their minds! This exciting lesson integrates Drama with Language Arts and Science by asking students to create habitat ...

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Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson

Explorers, Risk Taking, and Tableau Lesson What do explorers and theatre artists have in common? A willingness to take risks and work as a team! In this lesson for grades 4-8, students will work in groups, applying what they know about explorers to create dynamic tableaus and still picture ...

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Donkey Tale 2: Adding Dialogue Lesson

Donkey Tale 2: Adding Dialogue Lesson Challenge your students to take their story dramas to the next level by adding dialogue. Building off our first Donkey Tale Lesson, this extended lesson asks students to plan and practice their own versions of the story, this time adding a moment of di ...

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Donkey Tale 1: Movement & Imitative Action Lesson

Donkey Tale 1: Movement & Imitative Action lesson There’s no better way to get students moving and imitating than with stories, particularly stories about animals. This lively tale about a thirsty traveler and a stubborn donkey provides a great opportunity for students to practice co ...

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The Box Poem

The Box Poem Grasshoppers, beetles, and black slugs, oh my! This playful poem tells the story of a child who fills their favorite box with everything from bugs to buttons. Students in grades 2-5 can use this poem to practice imitation, emotions, and body object skills. You may also choose ...

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The Package Poem

The Package Poem Watch out! This poem may just give your students ideas about how NOT to use the US Postal Service. Students in grades 1-4 can practice collaboration, imitation, and body object skills by working together to tell the tale of a mischievous older sibling who puts their little ...

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Does Anybody Have a Stamp? Poem

Does Anybody Have a Stamp? Poem Why is it that we never get fun mail anymore? In this hilarious poem, all the narrator wants is to finally receive a real letter instead of junk mail – but the mailman has other ideas. This poem provides a great opportunity for students in grades 3-6 to pr ...

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Return to Sender! Poem

Return to Sender! Poem Have you ever been tempted to try and mail yourself all the way to grandma’s house? In this entertaining and goofy poem, a kid does exactly that... with mixed results! This poem provides a perfect opportunity for students in grades 1-5 to practice imitation, emotio ...

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The Actor’s Nightmare! Poem

The Actor’s Nightmare! Poem We’ve all woken up from this kind of dream... you’re on stage, you’re in costume, the lights go up, and everything goes wrong! This exciting and mildly terrifying poem details a school play gone wrong. Humorous and filled with vivid characters, this poem ...

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Summer Poem

Summer Poem  Who doesn’t love summer? This short and sweet poem provides a great opportunity for students in grades K-3 to practice imitation and collaboration skills. Students can work in pairs or small groups to imitate all the different summer activities mentioned. You may choose to ...

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Pirate Poem

Pirate Poem Have you ever wanted to go on a swashbuckling adventure... right in the middle of the school day? This adventurous poem provides great opportunities for students in grades 2-5 to practice imitation, emotions, and transformation skills. As the instructor, you may also choose to ...

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Perhaps Today Poem

Perhaps Today Poem Pirates or pilots? Pancakes or plunder? This adventurous poem tells the story of a restless and imaginative child deciding how to spend a completely free day. This piece is a perfect way for students in grades 2-6 to practice imitation, setting, body objects, and playwri ...

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