Students will learn about using their imagination to act out a story in an imaginary location, using the setting and items around them. Students will think creatively and problem solve. After some guidance through the story, students will be invited to work independently to create an environment and act out a story of their own devising. Students will be practicing skills to meet playmaking and expressive movement standards.
How can we create and use an imaginary environment?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1
If presenting online, a method for providing interactive discussion between students and teacher.
The book, or an equivalent.
Samples of items that are able to be used to create setting. For home-based learning, choose items a child might conceivably be allowed to use and remind them that they shouldn't use something that can break easily or has to be plugged in. Examples to use or encourage: chair, table, blanket, sheet, towel, doll or stuffed animal, stick, pillow, ball, small rug, basket, or box. ***Action figures or dolls from tv/film are problematic because that will strongly influence the child's story choices.
- T.CR Creating - I can conceive and develop new artistic ideas and work.
- T.CR.2 I can design and use technical elements for improvised scenes and written scripts.
- T.CR.1 I can create scenes and write scripts using story elements and structure.
- T.P Performing/Producing/Presenting - I can produce new artistic ideas and work from a variety of materials, techniques, and processes.
- T.P.3 I can act in improvised scenes and written scripts.
Lesson Created By: MelanieTrimble
Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)