Today, my ELA students performed two plays demonstrating their reading, speaking, and acting abilities. As part of our ELA curriculum and common core standards, Grade 4 students learn about "the structural elements of drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text."
One group of kids performed "The Jack and the Beanstalk Trial," while another performed "Above the Clouds." Students' preparation was clearly evident during their performances. Below are some candid photos of our "thespians in action!"
"Jack and the Beanstalk Trial"
"Above the Clouds"