Grade 2 Theatre, Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Pantomime: Creating Detailed Scenarios 

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  • Students will collaborate and show focus and concentration as they create and perform pantomimes accurately for a scenario.
  • Students will compare and contrast pantomime and tableau and relate it to the detail found in writing.

3A. Warm up:

Students perform their homework for the teaching artist–a tableau with action–to enact a football player, a robot, and a celebrity.

Grade 2 Theatre Lesson #3: Warm up [04:53 minute Video]

3B. Modeling:

The teaching artist explains that students will perform an exercise called “moving through” in which they communicate their environment for their character through their movements. They create a setting with their acting.

The example in this clip shows how individuals would move on a street covered in bubble gum (additional information on this scenario is in lesson 7).

Grade 2 Theatre Lesson #2: Modeling [5:28 minute Video]

3C. Guided Practice:

The teaching artist uses printed icons on “where are you” cards to explain how students will work in pairs or in larger groups to perform a scene implied by the card. He demonstrates a pairing and a trio with student volunteers to practice the scenario of being at a zoo. He suggests some strategies for the classroom teacher to work as a director helping the students.

Grade 2 Theatre Lesson #3: Guided Practice [2:12 minute Video]

3D. Debriefing and Evaluation:

Grade 2 Theatre Lesson #3: Debriefing and Evaluation [0:32 minute Video]

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