Performances for Children


Students will demonstrate their understanding of audience reaction to children’s theatre by writing a self-reflective journal entry about their performance at elementary schools.


Lesson Directions


Anticipatory Set/Hook

Prepare “good show” treats for all the students before they head off to their respective schools.



Step Two: Go to the elementary school classrooms and have the groups perform their stories.


Step Three: When they return, have a class discussion on what they noticed about the children’s responses. Ask them: what they felt went right and what went wrong, and what could have been better?


Step Four: Have them write in their Self-Evaluation Journals what they gained from their experience, and all that was talked about in discussion. Also have them write what they learned from doing children’s theatre, and how was it different?



Step Five: Have them turn in their self-evaluation journals and any other assignments.