Creative Dramatics Unit and Play| Ojisan and the Grateful Statues Japanese Tale

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
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37 pages
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FLASH FREEBIE! This charming play with unit was created for the creative dramatics class level and shares the themes of multiculturalism, winter, kindness, forgiveness and the new year. It is excellent for cooperative learning, studies of other cultures, and very suitable for a Vocal Music, Social Studies class as well as a Drama.

In addition, a teacher could assign this unit a students distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT

Based on the beloved Japanese folk tale by the same name, students will have an opportunity to:

• dramatize a folk tale using many of the elements of drama

• create straw hats

• design snowflakes

• sing an original song written in a pentatonic scale

• and use their imaginations to express emotion through movement.

Integrate with your vocal music teacher and present the play together! Your students can sing and accompany the song with metallophones, xyllophones and percussion.

This product comes with:

  • movement warm up exercise with teacher's script so you know what to say
  • script is rewritten and adapted with younger students in mind (larger font size) with the teacher as the narrator
  • discussion questions
  • coloring pages (4)
  • stage properties list
  • costume suggestions
  • original song and recording of the melody with the accompaniment

Comprehensive? You bet.

Time tested and created by an award winning teacher of 38 years,

Ojisan and the Grateful Statues is a guaranteed winner.

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"This is such an original and creative drama unit. It is extremely thorough and has everything I need. I think you covered all the bases. Excellent resource, I highly recommend."

Storytelling through Student Created Pictures

"I love the challenges included in this resource and what it does to storytelling. I can't wait to try them with my students! Thank you!"

Stage Properties

An absolutely comprehensive package that is easy to implement- what a time saver! A creative way of encouraging students to learn about stage properties, view video examples, take notes, and simply be creative! Looking forward to using this!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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