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.
They viewed a segment of the video, Old Time Radio Sound Effects, to get primed for the activity.
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.
Resources and Templates
Soaring Into Space Agenda
The Rocket Reader’s Theatre script
The Rocket radio show, text one
The Rocket text
"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