Señor Coyote Acts as a Judge

Señor Coyote Acts as a Judge

What better way to teach action-reaction than a story packed with mischievous animal characters, including a clever coyote, a sneaky snake, and a righteous rabbit? In this lesson, students in grades 3-8 can practice collaboration, imitation, transformation, and action-reaction skills. By presenting their dramas, students can get hands-on experience with defining action-reaction and analyze its importance in creating a good story. You can also integrate Language Arts learning by having students connect action-reaction with cause and effect.

Sixth Grade Journal: Señor Coyote Acts as a Judge

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

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Action/Reaction
  • Animals
  • Body
  • Character
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Emotions
  • Following Directions
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Listening
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Sequencing
  • Setting
  • Story Elements
  • Teamwork
  • Theme/Idea
  • Vocal & Nonvocal Sounds
  • Voice


  • Cause and Affect
  • Character Motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Language Arts
  • Plot
  • Plot Sequence
  • Sequencing
  • Story Elements
  • Story Setting
  • Story Structure


  • Open