A Donkey Tale

A Donkey Tale story  This is a two character story.  The focus can be on imitative action, action/reaction, conflict, human and animal characterizations, emotions, or the impact of setting on character actions.  It integrates well with multicultural studies, the teaching of Africa, or habitats.

Little Wolf’s Ginger Root

Little Wolf’s Ginger Root story  This Native American story about bravery and choices is connected to other academic areas as well as social/emotional learning.

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.

Baby Tar Rabbit

Baby Tar Rabbit story  This story is for small groups of 3-4 and is adapted from Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus. Participants can enact both animal characters and body objects.  If you tell the story in a slight dialect, the students might be interested in using that dialect in their drama, but it is not … Read more

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

Alfredo and the Sea

Alfredo and the Sea story  This story has a focus around dreams and can be used for working with concentration.  Participants can either work with partners and play the story as you narrate or have them plan and practice their presentation.  Review or introduce working with a partner using the Partner Work Lesson as a … Read more

Sydney and Jojo

Sydney and Jojo story This story was written for third graders in an inner city Chicago Public school.  In the inner city, it is important for brothers and sisters to look after one another because the parents are sometimes absent from their lives–the story works with that narrative.  This drama story targets the concepts and … Read more

The Sacred Scarab Root

The Sacred Scarab Root story This original story was written specifically for use in drama focusing on the concepts of Balance, Imagination, Cultural/Multicultural, Narrator/Storytelling, Repetition, Story Elements: Character, Conflict, Plot, Setting, Theme/Idea, and Transformation: Human Characters. It can also be used in the Body Objects Lesson if you are just getting started with drama.  A little background … Read more