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Act Out a Folktale ("Pourquoi"--How and Why Tale): "Why Rooster Crows at Sunrise" Folk tale Drama (elementary)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 11:04am
K , 1 , 2 , 3 Theatre
Theatre English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 45 min
1 45 min
In-School Workshop
Fall is best, but try any time, and please let me know what works best for you.
$10 0
$200 0
no Email , Phone
I bring costumes.
Nothing
Stage/play area (usually front of classroom), rug for the kids to sit on is ideal if available. Easy.
I can recount a folktale/myth/pourquoi story from Asia. I can watch a play and add sound effects from the audience. I can identify ways in which voice and sounds may be used to create or retell a story in guided drama experiences. I can acknowledge different points of view of characters. I can help choose the right thing to do in a difficult situation. I can work with my peers to listen, imagine, speak, wait and respond to cues.
Act It! Tell It! Sing It! Move It! "Why Rooster Crows at Sunrise, a folktale & story play by your kids. I bring gorgeous costumes and kids act out this stunning tale (under my direction & narration) of the Sun Goddess and her father, the Jade Emperor. He's got a big problem: his daughter is responsible for the life of the world, but its creatures are not caring for her. Should he take her away to be safe with him & let the world die? Or let her be disrespected and keep the world going? What is a parent's first job? Children dressed in feathered hats and/or boas as birds help win the day. (Funny!) Audience kids chant, speak, crow. I've done this hundreds of times & it always works. Literacy, comprehension, narrative structure, culture, character development. Beautiful, funny, wise and heart-stilling. This program is suitable for all ages. The way I address and speak to the children at different developmental levels is key and always works. They love this workshop very much, and teachers do, too. Audience laughs heartily, wonders, and usually becomes hushed with feeling the beauty of the kids in the costumes, speaking with wisdom. Absolute winner over 25 years in all different venues. Lets kids learn the way the actually do: through play.
Act It! Tell It! Sing It! Move It! "Why Rooster Crows at Sunrise, a folktale & story play by your kids, from Vietnam/Asia. Lets kids learn the way the actually do: through play. I bring gorgeous costumes and kids act out this stunning tale (under my direction & narration) of the sun goddess and her father, the Jade Emperor. He's got a big problem: his daughter is responsible for the life of the world, but its creatures are not caring for her. Should he take her away to be safe with him & let the world die? Or let her be disrespected and keep the world going? What is a father's first job? Children dressed in feathered hats and/or boas as birds help win the day. Audience kids chant, speak, crow. I've done this hundreds of times & it always works. Literacy, comprehension, narrative structure, culture, character development. Beautiful, funny, wise and heart-stilling. This program is suitable for all ages. The way I address and speak to the children at different developmental levels is key and always works. They love this workshop very much, and teachers do, too. Audience laughs heartily, wonders, and usually becomes hushed with feeling the beauty of the kids in the costumes, speaking with wisdom. Absolute winner over 25 years in all different venues.
The more that adults fully commit to taking part in this, sitting with the children, modeling audience behavior, the more effective and joyful the learning experience. The more, the merrier.

Grade K

Kindergarten: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details: #2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Kindergarten: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details #3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade K: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generalize and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a. With prompting and support, invent and inhabit an imaginary elsewhere in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative)

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details: #2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Grade 1:Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Grade 1: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generalize and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. c. Identify ways in which gestures and movement may be used to create or retell a story in guided drama experiences.
Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details: #2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details: #2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details:#6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Grade 2: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generalize and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. c. Identify ways in which voice and sounds may be used to create or retell a story in guided drama experiences

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details: #2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas & Details:#6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Grade 3: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generalize and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a: Create roles, imagined worlds, and improvised stories in a drama/theatre work.