Lesson Plan

THEATRE GAME

Improves teamwork and imagination

"The Odd Bug"

Students pair up and decide on movements that could be that of an odd bug, along with a repetitive noise. The next student goes onstage and must add a movement (and noise) to the "bug". 

Add another student, and another student so that it becomes one homogeneous entity. Then have "it" advance very slowly. The students must stay well in their spot as the bug. You may need to form several bugs depending on the class size.



 PHONICS, VOCABULARY and IRREGULAR VERBS

(Please refer to the Sample Lesson Plan for the exercises)

​Clap, Clever, Clip, Clone, Clump - Lamb, Let, Limb, Long, Lung

Bun, Crumb, Fun, Drum, Run, Slum, Sun, From, Gun, Trunk, Won

HOMONYMS: Colors-Colors - Bolt-Bolt - Blend-Blend
HOMOPHONES: Meat-Meet - Beat-Beet - Banned-Band

CONJUGATE: To grind, To hold, To lead 




IMPROVISATIONS / DIALOGUES

Two actors

You will need a newspaper and a paper cup

Two students. A comes onstage and sits on a chair to read a newspaper. Shortly after arrives with a cup of coffee, chatting about this and that, and sits near A

Eventually B tries to read A's newspaper, B pulls away. B bends nearer to A and finally spills coffee on A

A jumps up, furious. Says s/he had an important appointment. B tries to brush off the coffee but A says, "Stop it! Just go away!" B insists. A throws the paper down and leaves. B picks up the paper, sips the coffee, and reads. S/he looks over the paper to the audience, and winks.
Paper holders
I'm one of the oldest species that the world has ever seen
I hardly seem to move but you can see where I have been
'Cause everywhere I go I leave a silver slimy trail
You guessed it: I'm a snail.

I like to take things slowly, nice and easy that's my style
'Cause when you take things slowly every inch is like a mile
There's no need to hurry it will only make you puff!
Snail's pace is fast enough!

Snail's pace, is fast enough for me
Snail's pace, there's plenty of things to see
It doesn't matter if the road is smooth or rough
Snail's pace is fast enough

I crawl around the garden with my home upon my back
It comes in very handy when I'm under an attack
I hide away all day beneath the vegetables and ferns
And live a life of leisure with my friends the slugs and worms.....

Snail's pace, is fast enough for me
Snail's pace, there's plenty of things to see
It doesn't matter if the road is smooth or rough
Snail's pace is fast enough.


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ORIGAMI


This falcon can fly
TONGUE TWISTERS

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground?

​Snails' shells on the shelves shouldn't shelf a shell.



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Snail Facts


Snails, or gastropods, do not change shells when they grow, the shell grows along with them.

They can have up to 15,000 teeth.

Most snails live from 2 to 5 years, but some have exceeded 10 or 15 years of age.

A single garden snail can have up to 430 babies a year.

The mucus of the garden snail is used to treat wrinkles, spots, and scars on the skin.

One species of snail can grow up to a foot and a half long.

Snails and slugs are mollusks, putting them in the same category as oysters, clams, and mussels. 

They are one of the most diverse groups of animals in terms of form, habitat, and behaviors.

​There are approximately 150,000 species of gastropods, and they live in almost all habitats, from the ocean depths to the high deserts.



Cool, and not complicated