Improv comedy gets an educational twist as the Story Pirates create outlandishly funny sketches and mini-musicals using wildly imaginative stories written by kids. Described as “Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock,” a Story Pirates performance leaves students and teachers howling in the aisles. Don’t miss the sensation sweeping the nation that showcases the importance of creative writing and imagination… especially when the audience participates in making a live, original story!
CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 2.RL 4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
- 4.RL.6: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Lesson Plan Idea: Lesson Plan Idea:Students choose an element from the periodic table and write a short story about the element as a superhero!
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Story Pirates: Literature & Music
INCLUDES THREE VISITS TO YOUR CLASSROOM!
In this hands-on project, your students will explore the elements of story and music. Working with musician and teaching artist Andrew DeVeny, students will write a class-created story and experiment with a variety of percussion instruments to enhance their tale much as the Story Pirates will do during the performance. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between music and mood as they work together to create a one-of-a-kind collaborative class project. Plus, each class will receive a CD of its own musically emphasized story!
CALIFORNIA’S COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
- 2.SL.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
- 3.W.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:30am (Sold out!)
Contact Melanie Weir to be added to the waitlist.
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