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Use Your Imagination! (PK - K)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:32pm
PK , K Theater
Theater English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
2 60 min
2 60 min
In-School Short Term Residency
All Year In-School, Virtual
$10 0
no In-Person , Phone
CD Player
Important that the desks and chair be cleared so that they are against wall or that there is ample space for students to move in and a space that can be taped off by teaching artist to use as the stage.
I CAN transition between the imaginary world of dramatizing literature and the world we live in today.


I CAN articulate the key ideas and major events in a story.

I CAN experience greater confidence about my ability to read and discuss a work of literature, and then to dramatize a story or a poem with my teacher and classmates.
In this two-day program, students will be involved in:

DAY ONE: The teaching artist will involve children in theatre games, improvisation for the stage and other exercises that will result in a performance created by students.

The class will be involved in dramatic play that is designed to help participants transition successfully between their imaginations and reality. With support, students will create imaginary worlds and will be introduced to the elements of theatre found in any kind of storytelling, whether it is the reading of poetry, myth, fables, folktales, fantasy or realistic fiction. These elements include Character and Setting.

Students will be involved in exercises that will involve them in becoming flowers growing in a garden or a sailboat in a storm in preparation for the dramatization of poetry which will be included in day one as part of the workshop. Teachers will choose in advance the specific genre and one or more works of literature that they want to dramatize with students in this program.

DAY TWO: Students will listen to the story (or the poetry) and will identify the characters and the setting, whether the characters are birch trees moving in the wind or a royal family in a castle trying to find a prince for their daughter. With prompting and support, the class will explore the major events in the story or the main idea or theme found in the poem. Because of the work done together on day one with improvisation and focus on Character and Setting, students will then be guided through the process of dramatizing the selected story or the poetry. These workshops may include the dramatization of nursery rhymes, narrative poems, haiku, and free verse poems.

Music will be incorporated into all aspects of this program. Following the performance, the class will reflect on the concepts shared, including the differences and similarities between imaginary characters and our own lives. Also, the teaching artist will help students to recognize the difference between poetry and storybooks.
Not an off-site program
I would be delighted to engage caregivers as audience members, as group leaders when we are involved in planning simple improvisations, and as support for children while they are watching various parts of story that they are not in at any given time.

Grade PK

Grade Pre-K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Grade Pre-K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade PK: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
A. With prompting and support, transition between imagination and reality in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama.)

Grade PK: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
A. With prompting and support, identify characters in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade K: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
A. With prompting and support, invent and inhabit an imaginary elsewhere in a dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g. process drama, story drama, creative drama.)
Grade K: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
A. With prompting and support, identify characters and setting in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g.,
process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Get to Know Our Arts Provider:

Carol Macy

http://www.carolmacy.com