“I love this program! Mindy created materials and activities that were appropriate to my students’ varied needs and levels. They were engaged through music and sensory exploration. We hope to participate in the program again next year!”
— NYC Public School Teacher from Brooklyn
More about Literature at Play
Over the course of 4 or more weekly sessions, teaching artists lead PreK-5th grade classes through acting, playwriting and songwriting workshops, resulting in each class’ adaptation of a children’s book. Residencies that run 6 sessions or more culminate in a Sharing Day in which students present their original plays or musicals for a partnering class.
- Residencies can occur during the school day or as an afterschool program.
- Must book a minimum of two workshops.
Academic Goals Include:
- To reinforce students’ language and literacy skills through theatre and songwriting
- To expand students’ writing abilities with an emphasis on strengthening literary elements, dialogue, expressive or descriptive language
- To foster comfort and competence with speaking and listening for our large population of English language learners
- To increase reading comprehension skills, such as sequencing, making predictions and text-to-self
Artistic Goals Include:
To write a play with a clear beginning, middle and end
- To understand the elements of a well-written play (i.e. inciting incident, conflict, resolution, action, high stakes, low stakes)
- To understand characters’ motivations and express dialogue with appropriate emotion
- To speak/sing in front of a group, demonstrated through greater risk-taking, projection and articulation
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