BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Tales through Skits
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|Grade: 9th - 12th
Class: English Language Arts
Newcomb Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Culture & The Arts
ELA 2: Commencement Level: Write for literary response and expression; Read and interpret Adirondack folklore to create a new genre for the tale.
|Keywords: skit, tall tales|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How might we convey the meaning of an Adirondck tale/legend through a skit?|
Prior to issuing this challenge, the teacher may want to introduce the "skit" as a form of performance art and discuss what "criteria" will be used for assessing a "quality skit".
With the all members of your assigned group agreeing, select an Adirondack tale/legend that appeals to you. Read the tale/legend and interpret its meaning. Discuss how the tale/legend might be adapted for presentation as a skit.
Be sure that your adaptation maintains the integrity of the original tale both as fact & fiction.
As you prepare your skit, please consider the following:
You should use appropriate props and costumes to enhance the quality of your skit.
You will have class time to prepare your skit but must be ready to work outside of class as well.
Finally, you will have a real audience to view your skit and provide feedback to you.
- The entire script for the skit is written out
- The script includes stage directions
- Your script should is written using proper mechanics*
- The language of the skit is adapted to the context and content of the tale*
- The skit maintains the integrity of the original tale/legend*
- The skit includes both fact and fiction found in the original tale/legend*
- The skit includes all the events and characters of the original tale/legend
- The skit may or may not include a narrator. If a narrator is employed, an equal amount of action is included. The tale is not simply retold. - Appropriate props and costumes are used
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