Body Objects: Acting The Dreamer Story

Body Objects: Acting The Dreamer Story

How do we get students excited about the details and setting in a story? Dive into the vivid world of The Dreamer, adapted from One Thousand and One Nights by Karen L. Erickson. In this lesson, students in grades 4-12 can practice collaboration, cooperation, and transformation skills by using body objects to act out the different settings of this tale.

Body Objects: Acting The Dreamer Story Sixth Grade Journal

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. 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. 

Grade Level

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Adding Details
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Ensemble
  • Environment
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Mind
  • Mood
  • Movement
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Setting
  • Shape
  • Shape/Line/Level
  • Story Elements
  • Storytelling Narration
  • Teamwork
  • Transformation


  • Action
  • Adding Details
  • Details
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Tales
  • Language Arts
  • Narration
  • Story Elements
  • Story Setting
  • Story Structure
  • Supporting Details
  • Teamwork


  • Open