Working with Vocabulary and the Drama Tools: Words in Motion Lesson

Working with Vocabulary and the Drama Tools: Words in Motion Lesson Writers and actors of all ages need to love words. This simple, quick, and fun circle drama activity brings words alive through the use of imagination and physical movement. With an emphasis on shape, level, gesture, and facial expression, actors communicate their ideas about … Read more

Sequencing a Story: The Kid Who Loved Cookies Lesson

Sequencing a Story: The Kid Who Loved Cookies Lesson Here is an easy way to introduce sequencing in both drama and language arts to young students.  In this lesson students color and sequence a series of pictures depicting a series of tasks.   Next, they enact those tasks found in the title story.  After playing the … Read more

Questioning Characters in Fiction and Non-Fiction Lesson

Questioning Characters in Fiction and Non-Fiction Lesson Get your actors of all ages interacting with text by becoming the characters, objects, or animals they are reading about. Actors work with a partner to create interviews and learn to ask important questions. Character building and questioning skills are the focus of this lesson. Questioning Characters in … Read more

Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The Gingerbread Man Lesson

Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The Gingerbread Man Lesson Using the beloved story of The Gingerbread Man students not only learn to transform into characters and imitate the actions of those characters, they also have many opportunities to predict and revise as they enact the story with you and their classmates. Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The … Read more

Before I Couldn’t, But Now I Can – With Story Lesson

Before I Couldn’t, But Now I Can – With Story Lesson Immerse your students in imitation with this simple but crucial lesson! “Before I Couldn’t, But Now I Can” breaks down one of the most important drama skills. Students in grades K-3 have the chance to hone their concentration and imitation skills, with the option … Read more

Rooster’s Off to Save the World Lesson

Rooster’s Off to Save the World Lesson At first glance, math and drama skills may seem like an unlikely pairing. However, in this playful lesson for grades K-2, students can practice addition and subtraction while honing their movement and animal transformation skills. Based on the beloved book by Eric Carle, this integrated lesson helps students … Read more

Henry’s Magic Hat – FREE Version

Henry’s Magic Hat What are the essential building blocks of every story?  In this lesson, you will have the chance to lead students through a simple yet engaging tale about a child and his mysterious magic hat. This story is a wonderful way to teach students in grades K-2 about important story elements such as … Read more

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 integrate Language Arts by discussing how the author creates … Read more

Laughing Poem

Laughing Poem This seemingly silly poem contains an important message about Anti-Bullying. Short and simple, this poem is a great way for students in grades K-3 to practice imitation, emotions, and collaboration skills. You may also integrate Character Education by discussing the poem’s Anti-Bullying message. We have included some step-by-step delivery instructions to help you … Read more