Krieble Family Grant: Postcards To Charles Dickens

  • School Year: 2014-2015
  • Applicants: Sherry Stidolph, Lead Teacher (Morley & Bugbee)
  • School: Morley, Bugbee
  • Subjects: Language Arts

This grant will enable 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from Morley Elementary School to attend a Hartford Stage performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and to be involved in a variety of activities in preparation for the visit. The students will first explore the book using a variety of language arts strategies and skills and focus on story telling – plot, character identification and development, historical context and author biography. Next, they will create artwork depicting a scene and character from the play and, in turn, a postcardStudents will read the descriptions of their chosen character and use those descriptions in the artistic portrayal of that character. After attending the performance, students will meet with the actors to discuss their questions and the play and later they will document their entire experience through scrapbooks which they will share with the entire school community.

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