ABC and 123: Dictate, Draw, and Drama Activity with a Build Your Own Stage Suggestion

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dictate, Draw, and Drama Activity with a Build Your Own Stage Suggestion

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Karen, the Sippy Cup Central Mom, submitted this interactive language arts activity titled Dictate, Draw, and Drama.

The idea behind the 3 D's (dictate, draw, and drama) is creating or retelling a story, illustrating it, and then acting it out.

Have your child begin by telling a story using his or her amazing imagination.
As the child tells the story write it down in his or her own words.

When the story is complete, allow the student to draw an accompanying picture on a separate piece of paper.

Finally, set up your stage and prepare your props to dramatize the new story.

Don't already have your own puppet stage? Check out these step by step instructions for inexpensively creating the fold up stage shown below.

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  2. Here is a stage that my hubby easily and inexpensively built. The kids have loved it! http://mamabeefromthehive.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-morning.html

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  3. This ties in so nicely with a post I published yesterday about the importance of storytelling. Check it out: http://givinguponacleanhouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/good-storytellers-make-good-writers.html

    My son and I will definitely do this activity this week!

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