To help us prepare for our Writing this week, we spent time today acting out a scene from the book we are reading in our Writing lessons, The Spiderwick Chronicles. We were put into groups and given a character each, then given time to prepare our scenes and performed them for the rest of the class.
We performed a rather dramatic scene in which Jared and his mother have a confrontation after Mallory is found with her hair tied to the bed! We wanted to think about the thoughts/feelings of the characters and think about what they might say. We had a lot of fun getting into character and got quite theatrical at times!
After the performances, we then divided into groups depending on which character we played and discussed what we said during our scene and what we discovered about our character, then shared our ideas with the class.