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Connections: Esperanza Rising (5 - 6)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:21pm
5 , 6
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,
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no In-Person , Phone , Email
Book for each student given at the end of the program. Please do not read beforehand.
Name tags for each student every day of the program
Classroom.
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.
I can compare and contrast the perspectives of two characters on key issues presented in the story we explored this week.
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.

"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Muñoz Ryan is the story of a young immigrant from Mexico coming to the United States to work in migrant camps during the Great Depression. It investigates themes of immigration, workers rights, poverty and perseverance.
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Grade 5

Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Grade 5: 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 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Grade 5: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A. Describe the underlying thoughts and emotions that create dialogue and action in a drama/theatre work.
Grade 5: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

A. Present drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Grade 6: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Grade 6: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A. Describe the underlying thoughts and emotions that create dialogue and action in a drama/theatre work.
Grade 6: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

A. Present drama/theatre work informally to an audience.