Lesson

Early Grades - Pretending with Scenery

Lesson Overview

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. 
 

Duration
Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How can we create and use an imaginary environment?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

PreK, Kindergarten, 1

English Language Arts Visual & Performing Arts

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. 

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Lesson Created By: MelanieTrimble

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)