Writing, Drama and Puppetry

Teaching Artist: Paul Vandivort

Students explore and become excited about reading and writing through puppetry. As a group, students explore the writing process and become familiar with story elements and dramatic forms of writing. Then through creation their own puppets, students write their own story. Students create characters and build a story – to be performed as a puppet show – for those characters. This program strengthens students’ ability to collaborate while sharpening communication skills. Students are encouraged to be creative in their writing as well as in their puppet building and puppet show performance.

Audience: Grade 1 (and Special Ed classrooms)
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Teaching Artist: Paul Vandivort

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