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A fun reading lesson for grade K-2 using the acting and drama to understand and comprehend a text.
FluencyExpression/Intonation
Grade:K-2
Lesson from Cleverbean

Center-Stage Storytime

Learning Intention: Retell the story ‘One’ using vocal and body expression for each character.

A fun reading lesson for grade K-2 using the acting and drama to understand and comprehend a text.
FluencyExpression/Intonation
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: K-2

Center-Stage Storytime

Learning Intention: Retell the story ‘One’ using vocal and body expression for each character.

What you'll need

  • Variety of coloured dots for students to sit on (red, blue, yellow, orange, purple, green)
Curriculum

Foundation Year - ACELT1783

Foundation - ACELT1580

Grade 1 - ACELA1444

Grade 1 - ACELY1788

Grade 1 - ACELT1586

Grade 2 - ACELA1460

Grade 2 - ACELY1666

Success criteria

  • I can use my voice and body to represent the different expressions of a selected character.
  • I can work with my peers to identify the different characters I met in the story ‘One’.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Organise students into a circle and have them sit on multi-coloured dots.

  2. Bring students attention to the learning intention.
    a. What is an expression?
    b. Can you show me an expression on your face?
    c. Does everyone have the same expression in their voice and body?
    d. Why might expressions help us understand a character in a book?