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Connections: Those Shoes (2 - 3 )

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:21pm
2 , 3
Theater English
Grade Level Program Alignment
4 45 min
4 consecutive days, Monday through Friday. Each visit is 45 minutes, can adapt to length of regular class period.
In-School Short Term Residency
All school year, until spots are filled In-School,
$0 0
no Phone , Email , In-Person
Book for each student is given at end of program. Please do not introduce beforehand.
Name tags for each student every day of the program
Classroom.
I can understand how a person earns and saves money.

I can differentiate between wants and needs when it comes to spending money.

I can put myself in a character's shoes and imagine how he or she must feel.

I can make informed predictions about what will happen next as I read.
The Connections program brings a Hartford Stage teaching artist into the classroom to explore a piece of literature. Connections is a pre-reading residency; throughout the week, the class will explore the characters, plot, themes and suspense points of the chosen piece of literature using theatre techniques such as tableau, pantomime, role-play, dialogue, monologue, text analysis and storytelling - all before reading the book. At the end of the week, each student will receive their own copy of the book to keep and read.

"Those Shoes" by Maribeth Boelts is about a boy named Jeremy who wants a pair of shoes so badly that it's all he can think about. Through Jeremy's story, students learn key financial literacy concepts, such as saving and earning , budgeting and spending, and wants vs. needs.
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Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Grade 2: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Grade 2: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

A. Practice drama/theatre work and share reflections individually and in small groups.
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

c. Examine how connections are made between oneself and a character’s emotions in drama/theatre work.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe characters in a story( e.g, their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade 3: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Grade 3: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

A. Practice drama/theatre work and share reflections individually and in small groups.
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

c. Examine how connections are made between oneself and a character’s emotions in drama/theatre work.