This older brother should have thought twice before picking on his younger sibling! This dynamic poem has many exciting moments for students to act out, including a magic spell and a dramatic animal transformation. Students in grades 2-6 can practice action/reaction, adding detail, and transformation 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.