English Class third graders practiced inflection and intonation as part of their reading in English fluency this week. After their teacher, Ms. Anu, read them the classic Norwegian story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, the class was divided into three groups. The members of each group were given a Readers’ Theatre script of the story.
The challenge was for each group to work out a quick production of the story using props and simple materials. One group created puppet “masks” to use. Two other groups acted out the performance.
First, second and fourth graders were invited to come watch the productions. A little imagination goes a long way!
P.S. The lovely woodcuts used in the collages above come from the vintage book, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Susan Blair published in 1963.