In this integrated arts project, students will make paper mache masks, write the script for and perform a play.
This project has three tasks.
Students first create paper mache masks. They turn these masks into the creatures of their choice - animals, monsters, aliens etc.
In groups of four, students use the characters from the masks to complete a creative writing task: Writing a play.
Students work together to write the script for a five minute play that incorporates all four of the characters from their paper mache masks.
Finally, groups will perform their plays for the class.
-A student explanation sheet for each task
-A rubric for each task
-An additional rubric for collaborative work skills
-A self/group assessment sheet to be completed by students at the end of the project
-An explanation sheet for teachers for each task
-A portion of a script to use as a sample for a mini-lesson on the text features of a play
-The recipe for paper mache
-Planning sheets for students (for the design of their paper mache masks and the writing of the play)
Students really enjoy this project because it offers something for everyone: Art, Writing, Performing, Group work, Hands-on opportunities -it's a lot of fun!
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Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills
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