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DRAMA AND ORAL COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES

 (Last updated October 28, 2012)

CHORAL READING:

The teacher takes the role of the little girl while the students take the role of the potato. Read the book aloud together. Emphasize memorization of the students' parts as well as good vocal expression.

MIME:

While the teacher reads the book aloud, the students can act out the events in the book. Half the students can be the girl and half the students can be the potato. Emphasize body motion and facial expressions. Switch roles and read the book again.

DRAMA:

Ask the students if they can think of any other things that young people do to prove they’re not boring. Have the students act out their ideas in front of the class. They can either tell the class what they’re acting or ask the class to guess what actions they are acting out.

Or

In groups, have the students come up with more ways kids aren’t boring and act those scenes out for the class.

 

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FOR TEACHERS:

Classes are welcome to write a letter to the illustrator. Details here.


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Thanks to Allison Durno for help with these activity pages.