Any kid who’s ever struggled with getting their parents unstuck from the television will relate to this fun-filled poem! This narrator steals the remote away from Dad on New Year’s Day in an attempt to get him to stop watching football, and the poem provides a great way for students in grades 4-6 to hone their imitation skills. We have also included some recommended step-by-step delivery ideas to help you turn the poem into a full lesson.
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.