Cinderella

Title: Cinderella

Grade: 3

Art Discipline: Drama

Time Frame:
30 minutes

Lesson Overview: Students create and share frozen images that dramatize specific parts of the Cinderella story and demonstrate an understanding of the story’s message or theme.


GLO(s): 2.Community Contributor


Arts Benchmark: How the Arts are Organized – FA.3.3.1: Create a dramatization based on a story.

Rubric based on Arts Benchmark:

Advanced

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Novice

Create an insightful dramatization based on a story, which describes characters, environments, and situations. 

Create an appropriate dramatization based on a story, which describes characters, environments, and situations. 

Create an appropriate dramatization based on a story, which describes two of the following: characters, environments, or situations. 

Create an ineffective dramatization based on a story, which describes one of the following: characters, environments, or situations. 

Key Arts Vocabulary: collaborate, point of focus, tableau, scene, characters, sequence, setting


Content Area Benchmark: Interpretive Stance – LA.3.3.1 Explain main ideas or events that develop the author's message or underlying theme.

Content Area Rubric:

Advanced

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Novice

Analyze how main ideas and events develop the author's message or underlying theme, with clear, specific textual evidence.

Explain main ideas or events that develop the author's message or underlying theme.

Identify some of the main ideas or events that develop the author's message or underlying theme. 

Identify the author's message or underlying theme. 


Classroom Set Up: Clear, open space for movement.

Materials & Equipment needed: Cinderella Story Cards 

Prior to this lesson, students need to know how to create tableau.

Teaching Tips: As groups create, encourage them to stay focused on how their bodies tell about the characters and their action. Challenge groups to find the focus for their tableau. As groups share, challenge all students to find something positive to say and to share ideas that can help the groups improve on their tableaux.


# Minutes

Procedure

Create

Perform

Respond

5

Let’s create a tableau that shows the moment Cinderella and the mice are amazed as the Fairy Godmother magically turns Cinderella’s rag dress into a beautiful ball gown.  Be sure to face out, with faces expressing the character’s feelings, and all characters focusing on the dress.  Freeze.  What information does this scene contain that helps us understand the message of the story?

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10

Each group will now get a story card, detailing a different scene from Cinderella, the characters in the scene, and a brief description.  You have 5 minutes to create a tableau based on the story card.  Assign a leader within your group.  The leader receives the story card.  The leader will read the card.  For 2 minutes, collaborate to plan the tableau.  What will it look like?  Who or what is the point of focus of the picture?  What is the main idea of the scene that expresses the author’s message?

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10

Now each group will share its tableau.  Which group thinks its tableau is the first part of the story?  All right, your group will start.  Which group thinks its tableau is the next in the sequence of the story?  You are next. (Teacher note:   Give the class the opportunity to decide which tableau should come next in the sequence of the story.)

 

 

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5

Closing Reflection with students:

Which scene has each group dramatized? How can you tell?  How is each character feeling or reacting in each scene? How can you tell?  Describe how you decided what to demonstrate in your tableau.  Describe how other groups incorporated the characters and setting in the tableaux.  What information does each scene contain that helps us understand the message of the story?  How did your team work well together? How did you contribute to the scene? How do each of these scenes connect to help communicate the central message of the story?

   

 


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Responding (Questions to ask students before, during, or after an activity in the lesson to elicit their thinking about their own work or about work they are studying):

Step 1: Describe

Step 2: Interpret

Step 3: Evaluate

Describe how you decided what to demonstrate in your tableau.  Describe how other groups incorporated the characters and environments in the tableaux.

Which scene has each group dramatized? How can you tell?  How is each character feeling or reacting in each scene? How can you tell?

How did your team work well together? How did you contribute to the scene?


Task Specific Rubric:

Advanced

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Novice

The tableau is sharp and focused, with a variety of levels and shapes, and spaced purposefully to support a single story moment.

The tableau contains a variety of levels and shapes, spaced well through the stage area. 

The tableau contains variety in levels and shapes but students are too close together.

The tableau is flat with students standing in straight lines and at a single level.

Participants work well together, listening to and supporting each other’s ideas while focused on a common goal.

Participants cooperate but one leader dominates.

Participants are aware of partners’ ideas, but ideas are not developed.

Participants are focused on their own ideas.


 CINDERELLA STORY CARDS

CINDERELLA GETS TO WORK!

(Cinderella, stepmother, 2 sisters, mouse)

Cinderella's stepmother is grumpy as she makes Cinderella get down on her knees and scrub the floor.  The two sisters make faces at Cinderella.  A little mouse watches very sadly.

GETTING READY FOR THE BALL

(Cinderella, stepmother, 2 sisters, messenger)

Stepmother and sisters dress up, thinking they are beautiful.  They laugh at Cinderella because she is dressed in rags.  Cinderella stands sad and lonely.  The messenger reads the announcement in the distance.

THE FAIRY GODMOTHER

(Cinderella, fairy godmother, 3 mice)

The fairy godmother appears and casts a spell so Cinderella has a beautiful new dress.  Mice who are watching are amazed.

CINDERELLA AT THE BALL

(Cinderella, prince, stepmother, 2 sisters, guests)

The prince is “gaga” over Cinderella, who floats in beautifully.  The stepmother and sisters are jealous and wonder who that beautiful woman can be.

THE PRINCE IS HUNTING FOR CINDERELLA

(Cinderella, prince, stepmother, 2 sisters, servant)

The prince (or servant) holds the shoe while the ugly stepsister tries to fit into it as her sister impatiently waits her turn.  Stepmother tries to hide Cinderella.

THE SHOE FITS

(Cinderella, prince, stepmother, 2 sisters, servant)

Nobody can believe it! The shoe fits Cinderella.

 

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