First graders explore citizenship, rules, and making positive choices in a collaboration of acting, writing, and reader’s theatre. In this project, students role-play and use real-life situations to create scenes, each focusing on decision-making. Students share the scenes in a reader’s theatre style format, with a narrator/emcee inviting the audience to offer advice on what the students should do at the end of each scene. Students explore tableau, creative movement, improvisation, team-building warm-ups, and dialogue as they embrace the self-knowledge required to become a respectful, responsible, and engaged individual. Students are directors, playwrights, actors, and audience members. In addition to addressing Social Studies standards, ELA standards are met through writing, reading, and speaking.
English Language Arts: R1 1.,2.,3.,4.,7., 10 b., SL 1. 1.a.b.c, 2.a, 3.,4.
1.TH: Cr1a.,b.,Cr.2.a,b., Pr4a.b.,Pr5a.,Pr6,Re7,Re8a.b.,c., Re9a., Cn10