Imaginary item comes out of an imaginary bag. Teacher acts to give clues of what the item is. Students that figure out what the item is, raise their hand but do not call out the name of the item until the teacher picks a student.
PANTOMIME: look inside bag, take item out, show and use it.
Look, touch, pick up, use, release…
Everybody: take an apple out of your pocket. Take bite, now pantomime more: another bite# 1: sour, #2 juicy, # 3 has a surprise in it. Look around each time. Some one pick an imaginary trash can and collect trash.
Pair share, then choose one and read it slowly as other students pantomime.
TABLEAU Frozen stage: picture that tells a story
1. No movement or sound
three Levels: high (statue of liberty) medium (warrior in china) low (thinker in Europe)
using expression, action, reaction
2. Statues: partners standing back to back.
The scene is told: you are a teacher scolding a kid,
a parent checking the time,
a monster and a scared kid… etc
you decide without planning who is who when you turn and face each other.
3. SOUND SCAPE: ask one of the members to tell the story and the other one to respond, by “having the talking bubble” on top of that person (like a magic talking wand, tying a balloon to his hand, etc.
1. What are you doing? (mimic one action, respond that you are doing something else)
The person that asks, does what the person told her she was doing, but when asked, again she says something else
2. Crow: one person tells the other a little line to be completed by the other. The second person has no idea what the first person is going to say being forced to improvise. Say something to clarify who you are talking to, make the “offer”. Trying to clarify:
Character…………… hey mom you are cooking! Hey, ….
Relationship…………I got this paper from my teacher
Objective…………… for you to sign
Where ……………… (daughter, get paper sign, in the kitchen…)
3. Sequencing words: Taking turns: one kid says one, the other two, then the first one three. Then little by little substitute each number with a sound, a word, etc. Change speed for fun, sloooooow motion or fast like a machine.
4. mirror: one student move, the second copies the moves. One student start a story, the second adds, etc
In groups, students are to mimic the parts of a machine working together. Must have sound, movement, gesture, 3 levels high, low and medium. A time line machine Example: the translating machine, a science process, a math process, etc
The Homework Machine by Shel Silverstein
The Homework Machine, oh the Homework Machine, Most perfect contraption that's ever been seen. Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime, Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time, Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be. Here it is--"nine plus four?" and the answer is "three." Three? O h me . . . I guess it's not as perfect As I thought it would be.
One student says a word and the others go adding one at a time
Start with a story every one knows like the 3 little pigs
Then move on to a new story no one knows
Find the associations how can: a professor, a hair dresser, a grandma, etc… be represented by… What does this wears Item used by Movement relate, soundtrack! represents Looks like color Costume Prop Rhythm Image Animal
Describe. Then do a tableau Each student takes a character, could be a person or a thing, the rail, the train, the horse, ect Each character is interviewed by a newscaster