Brave Irene Lesson

Brave Irene Lesson

This exciting tale of bravery, a snowstorm and a lost dress provides a thrilling way for students to practice their storytelling skills. Based on the book “Brave Irene” by William Steig, this lesson is a great way for students grades 2-5 to practice collaboration, cooperation and using body objects to represent details in storytelling.  At first, students may act out a more general idea of the story in small groups, then after a pause and discussion of additional details from the original text, students can add details to their scenes and present them again. You may choose to integrate Language Arts learning through your discussion of added details from the text. We have also included step-by-step delivery instructions to help you guide your students through this lesson.

Grade Level

  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade


  • Adding Details
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Imagination
  • Movement
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Teamwork


  • Adding Details
  • Collaboration
  • Context Clues
  • Details
  • Language Arts
  • Plot
  • Story Elements
  • Teamwork


  • Open