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From Story to Stage
|Length:||1-2 class periods|
Language Arts, Performing Arts
|Subtopics:||Theater, Music, Literature|
|Intelligences Being Addressed:||Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Musical/Rhythmic, Verbal/Linguistic|
|Dimensions of Learning:||Acquisition and integration of knowledge, Extension and refinement of knowledge|
Students will learn to analyze the story and break it down into the simplest main points. They will learn to distinguish between main points and detail. This will be done through discussion and final hand-drawn charts.
Black Dog Opera Library Series
video starring Pavoratti (Jean Pierre Ponelle film version)
Story; Parts 1 and 2
Large newsprint paper
Crayon or marker
|Teacher Internet Resources:||
and Extension-Specific Resources: See unit overview
General Internet Resources: See unit overview
Standards for Arts Education:
||Music 5-8, Standards 6, 7, 8, 9|
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complete story of Rigoletto.
1. As a warm up, read the definition of a synopsis. How is a synopsis different from a story? How would you create a synopsis from a story?
2. Have students retell the events in Rigoletto as a group in ten sentences or less. Each sentence should contain as much information as possible. If the students cannot tell the story in the required ten sentences, what will they eliminate?
3. Divide the students into ten groups. Assign each group a sentence from the developed synopsis. Furnish each group with large newsprint paper and crayons or markers. Each group will illustrate their sentence. They may either create a picture in which they all contribute, or they may take separate areas of the paper and create separate illustrations.
4. The illustrations will be placed on a bulletin board to give a visual synopsis of the plot of Rigoletto. The illustrations may be connected by sequence words, i.e., soon, meanwhile, after that, etc.
Were students able to pare down the story to its main points? Do they understand the difference between the main point and a detail?
Continue to lesson 5.
Black Dog Opera Series Rigoletto CD
|Submission Date:||November 1, 2000|
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