Integrating drama with art and creative writing
Give each student a piece of paper with a squiggly line drawn
in the center as illustrated
below (81/2" x 11").
Ask students to finish the picture in the frame,
line that's on the paper. They
may turn the paper in any direction they'd like but they
must color it in a way that leaves no white spaces in their
they are finished with this picture, they have to give the picture
a title. Students
come together and sit in a circle to share their picture and the
title. Everyone receives
3. Teacher show a picture from any picture book, choose an object
or character from the
picture and make up a sentence that the object or character would
say. Ask students
what the sentence was, teacher writes it on overhead with
quotation marks. Further
illustrate quotation marks along with clear identification of the
speaker by asking
students to say something and writing out what they actually said
Have students go back to their seats and choose the object or
character they want to
quote from their picture and write it out.
When they are finished, come to circle and
share. Again, each
student will be applauded.
Divide students into groups of 4-5 students by counting off.
Have them sit with their
explains that each group has to talk and figure out how to
each of the group member's pictures from #1 above.
Give them about 20 minutes to do
this. Each group will
then perform their pictures before the class, rotating from group
to group. One picture
performed at a time. Each
performance will freeze at the end for
a freeze frame.