Students will inform classmates about their cultural customs and family traditions through research and formal presentations. Grade 5 Students will be able to analyze the words and actions of fictional characters in order to determine if the individual s showed good character. Grades This lesson introduces students to the life work of Keith Haring, an artist who used a very simple playful style to carry a message of love, peace, and equality. Grades In this lesson, students use their knowledge of democratic principles to create a fictional presidential candidate, run a campaign for election, participate in a political convention and presidential debate, and vote for president.
Having become familiar with the story, we start out by brainstorming several lists on the board: The point here is to come up with a brief outline of the plot. The first two lists are easy, but the third needs some explanation.
Mother Pig tells the Three Pigs they have to move out. I try to respect every response, while gently coaching the students to come up with responses of an appropriate order of magnitude.
There are an infinite number of "right" responses, naturally. One might be, "the first pig makes a house of straw. In this example, for instance, it is up in the air whether the next event is the building of the second house or the destruction of the first.
But a principle I hold is that just because there is no one "right" answer to a question does not mean that every answer is right. On the other hand, we could choose to do a story like that.
The point is that this project is about making a play from a story, not about making up the story. This may seem harsh, and some teachers might ignore it with great success, but I have found that, at least with my particular boys, it is important to keep moving forward if the project is going to come to a successful conclusion.
This is especially important if we are writing a play to be performed at an already scheduled assembly. More importantly, though, it results in a class full of kids who have really thought about the mechanics of the story, often in ways they never have before. Go back to the top. Step Two-Improvising We begin to deal with just one item from our outline at a time.
Usually I start with the first one, but not necessarily. I write on the board.
Then I choose the requisite number of students in this case four and ask them to act out the scene. I might do this several times with different groups, trying to involve as many students as possible.
As the groups perform, the whole class brainstorms ways to refine the plot. I coach the group with questions like, "Is she just going to come out with it like that?
What is aimed for is a model in which the seated students are coaching the performers themselves. This step in the process if for cataloging the fine points of the outline. What ends up on the board will be something like the following: The first and second pig complain bitterly, but Mother Pig is firm.
The third pig is confident. The three pigs leave to go make houses for themselves. I repeat this process for each event in the outline. This can take several weeks if the story is long. Step Three-Dialogue Before this step I try to do a fair amount of preparation. If possible, I like to have a draft "script" printed up with copies for the students.
This script looks exactly like a professional acting script, except that there is no dialogue and the stage directions are overwritten.
The stage directions are written by me, but I try to mirror the language used in our group outline. Part of the script from our example might look like this:Middle School Grade Level Lesson Plans Character(s) in History – A Biographical Investigation Students will select a famous historical figure or a more modern-day figure and research that person's life so they can write appropriate newspaper pieces about it.
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Patriotic. Time for Play Provide an awesome opportunity for sensory play Read More. sensory. In this folder will be a six to eight week course that provides a structured approach to learning to write a one act play.
The approach will be analogous to a driving instructor teaching a high school student how to drive an automobile. Lesson Plan Description – A group of friends is trying to decide what movie to see. Preparation – Copy / cut role play cards before class.
Prepare one role play card per student. responses through play Water Play! Obj: to feel and explore the water My Hand Print Obj: to experience textures using hands and fingers Fun With Feathers Obj: to use senses to explore a new texture Infant Lesson Plan Planned Activities Content Area Unit: All About Me Date: September, week 1.
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