Bon Voyage Poem

Bon Voyage Poem

Have you ever gotten so fed up with your family that you just wanted to mail them away? In this hilarious poem, perfect for grades 2-6, the narrator mails family members to far off places—fromNebraska to Alaska, from the zoo to Peru! Students can practice body objects and transformation skills. Additionally, there are opportunities for students to learn social studies skills by locating places on the map and work on dance skills by exploring different movement qualities. We have also included some recommended step-by-step delivery ideas to help you turn the poem into a full lesson

Bon Voyage Journal: Grades 2-3

Bon Voyage Journal: Grades 4-6

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.

The Dance Contest Lesson

The Dance Contest Lesson

The Dance Contest Lesson: Drama & Dance

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Objective: students identify commonalities between drama and dance.

Who doesn’t like to dance? At this age, students love to move and make up their own dances to music. If there is a dance teacher or dance artist in your school, ask them to assist with this lesson and teach it as a joint effort. Notice how the lesson incorporates the planning, practicing, and performing processes (part of the second grade objectives). Students will explore how the body is a tool in dance. If this is a difficult lesson for students without experience in dance, you may choose to skip it. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Second Grade Curriculum.

Second Grade Drama Journal: The Dance Contest

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, 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. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Second Grade Curriculum

The Chase Lesson

the chase lesson

The Chase Lesson: Using Space

Objective: Students will learn how space affects drama.

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This lesson for fourth grade students focuses on the actor's skills to transform space using locomotor and non locomotor movements. You can use this lesson to integrate with dance or visual art elements. The lesson makes use of the Freeze activity - download it before you begin. The fourth grade objective addressed in this lesson is the analysis of actors' skills (C.I.T.I.C). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Fourth Grade Curriculum.

Fourth Grade Drama Journal: The Chase

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, 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. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Fourth Grade Curriculum

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson

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Objective: students define drama and practice skills (concentration, imagination, transformation, imitation – C.I.T.I.) needed for a drama.

Students have fun with concentration and imagination exercises, both of which are important for integrated drama work. This is a great beginning of the year lesson for second grade students with prior drama experience.* In this lesson, you will find The Freeze (which sets a classroom management signal), Word Rhythm Dance, and Peanut Butter & Jelly activities recommended as part of the instruction – download them to complete the materials. Students gain experience in naming the four fine arts and demonstrating how C.I.T.I. (concentration, imagination, transformation, imitation) are used in drama (part of the second grade objectives). This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Second Grade Curriculum.

*For classes without experience, we suggest you start with the Introductory Lessons.

Second Grade Drama Journal: Three Drama Skill Words

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, 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. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Second Grade Curriculum