Students act out a personal experience using voice and movement to develop setting, small action and dialogue in order to prompt descriptive storytelling. Individually students select a seed topic, step into the memory, use gesture, movement, and dialogue to explore that moment. Then transfer what they acted and audience feedback into their writing.
Students generate and present ideas for the beginning of a narrative story. Students use a “Character Map” and make vocal and physical choices to explore character feelings, physical traits, and dialogue. The lesson culminates with students writing one sentence based on what was acted in the drama.