THEATRE GAME

​Improves information processing

"Everything is Flux"

ONE: Students picks a number from a box stand in a circle. Tell them they must think up a simple movement and a sound.

TWO: Call out a number. The student goes to the center of the circle, and repeats his/her movement and sound (Example, pull at something from the air and throw it to one side, swish, swish).

THREE: Once the student has a good rhythm going call another number. That student must go up next to the student in the center of the circle and repeat the movement, When s/he has it down, slowly change it to another movement (and sound). The first student leaves.

FOUR: Once the second student has a good rhythm, call out another number, and that student will repeat the movement until slowly s/he changes it (and the sound) into another movement...

PHONICS, VOCABULARY and IRREGULAR VERBS

(Please refer to the sample Lesson Plan for exercises)

Snake, Sneak, Snip, Snob, Snub - Slather, Slender, Slither, Slobber, Slumber

Sneak, Peak, Sleek, Bleak, Leap, Peep, Meek, Sleep, Beep, Creep

​HOMONYMS: Dig-Dig - Bank-Bank - Sink-Sink - Miss-Miss - Bit-Bit-Bit
HOMOPHONES: Lesson-Lessen - Bored-Board - Wait-Weight

CONJUGATE: To sneak, To flee, To dig

IMPROVISATION / DIALOGUE

The dialogue is written on the board. After a few times reading the script have them improvise from what they remember.
They are told not to be afraid to make a mistake, they can say anything.

A- Stands facing the audience very serious, pulls head in and out of shoulders, like a turtle does (actually this is a traditional mime exercise)

Stretch the head as far as it can go up, then as far as it can go into your shoulders. The next time around spread the arms out when the head is high, and bring them in when the head is in.

is doing odd head and shoulder movements. B passes, turns to watch A, curious. After a while A, without stopping, looks at B, then continues, facing the audience.

B- What's that?   A doesn't answer. - What are you doing?
A- I'm practicing.
B- Practicing?
A- Don't you practice?
B- Well, I...
A- You have to practice.
B- Of course...I.
A- Every day.
B- Is that so?

Silence for a minute
A- You can practice with me if you like.

B stands next to A and follows, until they are coordinated.   C passes, stops, asks what they are doing, and follows... The answers has to be convincing, like you can't live without doing it!

​TONGUE TWISTERS

​Two turtles Tad and Tom told Terry to take the truck and tag along.

Silly Sally sat on six snakes, so silly, silly Sally!

SONG

By Lewis Carroll

“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail,
“There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle – will you come and join the dance?
Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance?
Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance?
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Lesson Plan
ORIGAMI
TURTLE FACTS

Turtles are egg-laying reptiles that have existed 215 million years. They can be 10 feet long and weigh between
4,000 and 5,000 pounds.

There are seven main species with 250 different varieties.

Their hard shell, called a carapace, protects them like armor. It is made of 60 small bones.

Turtles have excellent sense of smell and vision.

They live on land and in the water. Land turtles have domed shells so predators can't bite them.
Two types live in the water: sea turtles and fresh water turtles.

Water turtles have flat shells so they can swim faster, and sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt
from the water they drink.

The smallest turtle, the speckled padloper tortoise, can fit in a bottle cap. The largest turtle, the leatherback,
can weigh 2,000 pounds.

Some can live up to a hundred years. The oldest known turtle lived 200 years.

SNAKE FACTS

Snakes are reptiles and appeared about 130 million years ago. The fossil of a forty foot snake was discovered in a coal mine in Colombia, maybe 60 million years old.

Of the nearly 3,000 species only 375 are venomous, and only a small proportion of venomous snakes are harmful to humans.

The shortest is the Barbados threadsnake, around four inches.

Snakes cannot close their eyes and cannot hear. Instead, they pick up vibrations in their jaws. They have 200 teeth but do not chew, and after a good meal can go up to six months without eating.

The paradise-tree snake can "fly" by squashing its body flat like a ribbon.

Paradise-tree snake
Padloper tortoise