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Modern Fairy Tale PBLA


 CC.9-10.SL.1.b.:  Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.

CC.9-10.SL.1.c:  Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

CC.9-10.SL.6 :  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 9-10 Language standards 1 and 3 on pages 54 for specific expectations.)

Theater Workshop/Creative Drama                                                    P. Lee-Muratori

Group Members: 

                                  Modern Day Fairy Tale PBLA

Directions:  Students will work in groups to improvise and perform a fairy tale that features “good and “evil,” teaches a moral lesson, and resembles a modern “take” on a classic tale.  Examples of class fairy tales:  “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

 Element:                                            Points:           Student:              Teacher

1.  All actors are articulate

and can be heard at all times

on stage.                                              20                       ___                      ___

2.  “Good” and “Evil” are obvious

elements/characters in the tale.           20                       ___                      ___

3.  A lesson is taught (Theme).             20                       ___                      ___

4.  Characters are larger than life

but believable in their context              20                       ___                      ___

5.  There is an effective

organization to the performance.

In other words, the scene

makes sense to the audience, and they

can identify the class fairy tale

that has been adapted.                        10                        ___                        ___

 6.  The group is having fun.                10                       ___                        ___

                              Total:                  100                      ___                        ___


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