The lessons suggested for our Third Grade Curriculum are put in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit. This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching based on the lessons in this guide. This sequence is not a mandate; rather, it is intended to provide you with assistance as you select the lessons for your classroom.
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Third Grade
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NOTE: this sequence is for classes with PRIOR drama instruction. For classes without prior experience, begin with our foundational Introductory Lessons. If teachers, in grades that precede yours, are already teaching drama, you don’t need to teach those foundational lessons, just begin with this new set of lessons.
|TIMELINE||SUGGESTED LESSON SEQUENCE||OBJECTIVES ADDRESSED|
|September||1. Stick, Chair, Person: Three Drama Skill Words||1|
|2. Pirates Treasure: Practicing Basic Skills||1|
|October||3. Rodeo Stars: The Three Ps||2|
|4. Vision Quest: Body Objects Review||1|
|November||5. The Museum: Working with Setting||3|
|6. Team Machines: Collaborating with a Prop||1-3|
|8. Emotion Stories||4|
|January||9. Adaptation of Living Things||5|
|10. Scarf Tale: Story Elements||3, 5|
|February||11. The Three Sillies: Using Narration||6|
|March||12. The Fire (Day 1)||7,8|
|13. The Fire (Day 2)||7-9|
|14. Little Breeze Great Storm: Building Schema||8, 10|
|April||15. The First Woodpecker: Life Drama (Day 1)||10|
|16. The First Woodpecker: Transformation (Day 2)||10|
|May||17. Ferdinand: Fantasy & Real Life||10|
|18. Using Drama in Careers||11|
|June||Paper & Pencil ASSESSMENT|
|Formal Performance ASSESSMENT|
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