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ARTS IMPACT TEACHER LESSON PLAN



Arts Discipline:

Theater


Infused Discipline:

Reading


Grade Level:

1

Title:


Story Elements Alive!

Author:

Lynn Keefe with Gail Frasier at Stillwater Elementary


Enduring Understanding:

Showing a specific facial expression and body shape for characters and setting in tableau can communicate a story introduction, problem, or solution.

Examples:

Video evidence on file

Creates statues with facial expression and body shapes showing emotion or action of a specific figure or object.

Video evidence on file


Presents tableau incorporating facial expression and body shapes to show introduction character actions/objects, problem character actions/objects, OR solution character actions/objects.

Target Learnings and Assessment Criteria

Target:

Identifies character traits and setting details within a story.


Criteria:

Creates statues with facial expression and body shapes showing emotion or action of a specific figure or object.

Target:

Understands the story elements: beginning, middle, end.

Criteria:

Presents tableau incorporating facial expression and body shapes with others to show introduction character actions/objects, problem character actions/objects, OR solution character actions/objects.

Instructional Strategies


1. Introduces lesson and reads story aloud. Prompts: Today we are looking at our story in a new way. We will use movement to learn about story elements (characters, setting, problem and solution). Student: Listens to story.

2. Guides the students to identify the characters of the story. Lists details on the board. Prompts: Who are the characters in the story? Where does the story take place? What are specific objects might represent the character?

Student: Identifies characters.

3. Leads statue exercise for character. Prompts: We are going to create statues of the characters in our story. A statue is frozen and doesn’t talk. When you are in the statue, show how the might be feeling or what they might be doing using facial expressions and your body to show an emotion or action. Find a space in the classroom. Make sure you have enough space for your own body bubble. On three show me a silent, frozen statue of your character. 1, 2, 3, freeze! On 3, exaggerate your statue. 1, 2, 3, freeze! Repeats process for remaining characters.


Student: Creates statue and freezes in a character or setting showing emotion and action with facial expression and body shapes.

Embedded Assessment: Criteria-based teacher checklist


4. Guides the students to identify the setting of the story. Lists details on the board. Prompts: Where does the story take place? What are specific objects you might represent from the story setting?

Student: Identifies story setting.

5. Leads statue exercise for setting. Prompts: We are going to create statues of the setting in our story. A statue is frozen and doesn’t talk. When you are in the statue, show how the object from the setting might be feeling or what they might be doing using facial expressions and your body to show an emotion or action. Find a space in the classroom. Make sure you have enough space for your own body bubble. On three show me a silent, frozen statue of setting detail. 1,2,3, freeze! On 3, exaggerate your statue. 1,2,3, freeze! Repeats process for remaining setting details.

Student: Creates statue and freezes in a setting showing emotion and action with facial expression and body shapes.

Embedded Assessment: Criteria-based teacher checklist

6. Guides the students to identify the introduction, problem and solution. Brainstorms with class and lists information on the board. Prompts: Tell me what happens at the beginning of the story (students respond). This is the introduction. Middle (students respond). This is the problem. And the end (students respond). This is the solution.


Student: Actively participates in discussion.


7. Introduces tableau. Prompts: A tableau is a snapshot of a scene or moment in a story. Tableau is French for picture. A tableau can show emotion and action with facial expression and body shapes. For our tableau there will be no touching. Safety first. Respect each other’s space. I will model what a tableau looks like. We will each choose to be a character or an object/detail from the setting. Excuse us just for a moment while we collaborate to decide who will take each part. Demonstrates with volunteers. Prompts continue: 1,2,3, freeze! Relax.

Student: Watches tableau demonstration.

8. Guides the students to make tableaux of the story elements – introduction, problem and solution. Prompts: You are going to create a tableau of the introduction, problem or solution in a small group. I will tell you what group you are going to be in and what story element you are going to demonstrate for the class. Puts students in groups. Prompts continue: I will do a slow 10 count while you decide your part in the tableau. Now you have 5 minutes to create your tableau showing emotion and action with facial expression and body shapes. Even though you will not be touching, you may want to think how the parts all fit together—what your relationships are to each other.

Student: Actively participates with group to create tableau.

9. Leads students in tableau presentations and reflection. Prompts Let’s create an audience space. Each group will perform in the performance space and then we’ll reflect their tableau. 1,2,3, freeze! Relax. What story element was the group performing? How did you know? What did they do with their bodies and faces? What character and setting details did you see? How did you know? What did they do with their bodies and faces?


Student: As actor, presents tableau incorporating facial expression and body shape. As audience, describes specifically what is seen.

Embedded Assessment: Criteria-based teacher checklist





Vocabulary


Resources:

Performance

Classroom / Performing Arts Materials

WA Essential Learnings

  • action

  • actor

  • audience

  • body shapes

  • character

  • emotion

  • facial expression

  • freeze

  • introduction

  • problem

  • setting

  • solution

  • statues

  • story elements

  • tableau




  • book

  • space to write lists




AEL 1.1 concepts:

  • action

  • character

  • conflict

  • setting

Scheduled Study Visit:

The Elves and the Shoemaker, Sprouts Theater at Redmond Town Center,

December 11, 2008

AEL 1.1.2 principles of organization


    • plot – identifies beginning, middle, end

AEL 1.2 skills and techniques:

  • creates statue

  • works with others to create tableau

AEL 1.4 audience skills

  • focuses attention

Reading Essential Learning

Grade 1

  • REL 2.2.3 identifies and explains story elements

Grade 2

  • REL 2.2.3 describes physical traits of character; describes show they act; retells the important events of a story; describes the setting of a story


Arts Discipline:

Theater


Infused Discipline:

Reading

Grade Level:


First

Title:


Story Elements Alive!

Author:

Lynn Keefe with Gail Frasier at Stillwater Elementary


Students

THEATER / READING

Character and Setting



THEATER / READING

Introduction, Problem and Solution



Total Points

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Creates statues with facial expression showing emotion or action of a specific figure or object

Creates statues with body shapes showing emotion or action of a specific figure or object

Presents tableau incorporating facial expression and body shapes

Works with others to show introduction, problem, OR solution




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Teacher Comments

Were there any students especially challenged by concepts in the lesson; what instructional strategies helped these students?




Were there lesson dynamics that helped or hindered learning?




What classroom management techniques supported student learning?




Other comments:




Family Communication:

Students explored story elements through the theater and reading concepts of character, setting, introduction, problem, and solution. They created statues of characters and setting showing emotion and actions through facial expression and body shapes. Then they worked in small groups to create tableaux, which are like snapshots in a story, to show the introduction, problem and solution. It was fun!



Arts Impact Core Theater-Infused Lesson Plan



Lynn Keefe—Stillwater Elementary School—Riverview School District






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