Narrative Writing Through Drama
This residency can take place online or in the classroom. It is often a struggle for 3rd through 5th graders to write narratives with effective technique, descriptive details, concrete words, clear sequences, temporal words, a beginning with a sense of place and a logical conclusion. Drama can provide a powerful pre-writing tool. In this residency, students learn how to move in the classroom with safety and control. They learn basic mime technique, so they can use it to act out the story in their narrative. Kerrigan guides them with questions about where their narrative takes place and what they see, feel, hear, smell, and sense. They act out the answers, using their imaginations and their bodies. After they act out part of their narrative, they word-bank on the board, and then they write their narrative, one part at a time, using temporal words, concrete words, and sensory descriptors. It is exciting to see them making connections between their imaginations, their sensory experiences, and their writing.
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