Hi there SDPS,
I had a fabulous time working with your ENTIRE SCHOOL last week! All the grade 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 6s! Loads of fun for me and I hope you can continue some of the drama work in your classes using these resources. Click the titles for more indepth info:
The Story Spine : (Once upon a time…and every day….) We worked on this in class, most of us did narrated storytelling using this model. It’s also great to use as a writing exercise on its own or to be the beginning of a longer work of fiction.
The Five Elements of a Story: Location, Character + Relationship, Action, Raise the Stakes, Conclusion. This is a wonderful way to talk about storytelling in a more advanced way, making sure that the Stakes are in there to ensure an interesting story. (Review: Three ways to raise the stakes are: Make it more ‘worldly’, make it more immediate, make it personal).
Boost: To go even further with Raising the Stakes, to really understand it, try playing Boost!
The Creature: a great game to play for anyone who did the “large group build” activities with me. I’m thinking of those that did the flying toasters, kleenex boxes, pirate ships, forests, as a large group.
And if you need anything else, let me know!