Monday, April 9, 2012

Retelling Stories with Shadows

My students loved our unit on Shadows, so I decided to continue using it as we switched to our unit on Fairy Tales. I put a projector in the library to promote retelling stories using shadow puppets. Students were given puppets of characters from the stories and were also encouraged to play with their own hands to create characters. In this photo, two students are reenacting the story Hansel and Gretel. We had already read the story once or twice as a class, and they had a great time pretending to be the mean old lady in the candy house as they retold the story on their own! They students were using a lot of oral language to discuss roles and talk about the sequence of events, and they had fun encouraging each other to use silly voices in their different roles.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to connect learning across the curriculum! Keeping the science study of shadows as you brought in the fairy tales is an excellent idea. Oral language is strongly developed through retelling stories and pretending to be different roles. What a cool center!