The Apple Lesson

The Apple Lesson

The Apple Lesson:  Learning to be an Audience

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Objective: students compare the impact supportive and unsupportive audience behaviors have on a drama.
Students are unaware of the impact their audience behaviors have on classmates who are performing.  This lesson in the 2nd grade school sequence focuses on the audience's role in a drama.  Introducing the original story The Apple by Karen Erickson - download it to complete the lesson.  The students have the opportunity to play their drama to a quiet supportive audience, then to a rude audience and discuss the results (part of the 2nd grade objectives).  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Second Grade Curriculum.

Grade Level


  • Audience Behaviors
  • Story Elements


  • Animals
  • Plot Sequence
  • Story Elements


  • Open