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Re: drama and tall tales...

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Susan Sanders (ssanders)
Sun, 13 Sep 1998 09:22:38 -0500

jacklads wrote:
> >>> <jacklads> 09/10 5:16 AM >>>
> To all: I am a new member to the list serve. I am the literary arts
> specialist (aka librarian) at a K - 5 arts magnet school ( that is
> located in an urban at risk neighborhood). We aggressively integrate and
> infuse the arts into the all the curriculum. Literature is the thread
> that binds all the strands of learning together. We strongly emphasize
> process over product and focus on the arts as they relate to each other
> as well as each art in its pure form. We are attempting to develop a
> stronger drama component to add to our already strong music, visual
> arts, dance and literature program.With this in mind, I have a very
> creative 4th grade classroom teacher who is interested in dramatizing
> tall tales. Is anyone aware of whre I could aquire a source of scripts
> or any suggestions on how to accomplish this.
> Thank you, G. Lynne Chapuis, Sadler Arts Academy Muskogee, OK
> I sent my message to the wrong address. I have been monitoring for
> several days and there seems to be a wealth of information here!

I use any story that relates to the curriculum. First we read the story,
then we act it out. Next, we discuss what scene would give a visual
picture of the story, and create whatever we need for that scene. The
scene is then displayed on a school wall.