Lady Bug Girl books who like my student, does everything her way and owns it all the way!
As the acting teacher directed the students to take on a variety of emotions and physical characteristics of people or animals. I watched Lady Bug Girl transform from a sweet seven-year-old to a person ten times her age. With a little direction, she bent slightly at the knees, rolled her shoulders forward, arched her back, and extended a shaky arm from her body with all five fingers crimped to imply she's holding a cane. She took a few staggered steps and said her line with a shrill voice. So much information conveyed through her body making her line unnecessary.
I thought about these small moments and details involved in the seamless transformation and all along I couldn't help see how this acting was intersecting writing. How can I help my writers see the connection between their dramatic play and writing?
Have you used drama in writing? I would love to know who you did this and what you think the children learned from this experience. Please comment below to share.