The Rocket (a short story)
by Ray Bradbury
Day 3, Morning Session
Soaring Into Space: A Magic Dream
TH.Pr6.1.5: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
5th grade: Present drama/theatre work informally to an audience.
LAFS.5.RL.1.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
LAFS.5.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
LAFS.5.SL.2.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Essential Question: How can we build our dreams?
The morning began with a visit to the Inquiry Wall and Micro-Storytelling to build community.
Design Challenge: A Radio Show
The Radio Show - Building a Rocket.
In groups, participants worked together to build a live radio show using a portion of the text and sound effects with found objects. After rehearsing, they recorded their shows and played for the room.
Entering Text: reader's Theater
In groups of five, with a portion of the text, The Rocket, participants prepared a reader's theater performance. See the scripts HERE.
Why do we build experiences around text? The literacy benefits include: gives meaning, purpose, perspective and context to the text; helps with inferencing, fluency and automaticity.
"I was surprised by how much we covered. One week is not all that long but we covered more information than I received in a semester of a college teaching course." - Teacher Comment