The children in last year’s 3B (Mrs. Konrad’s class) have been learning texts of a short roleplay that were presented to their parents at the end of last school year.
Emphasis was being placed on pronunciation and enunciation, rather than on acting. Some of the kids in the class had just recently joined the group, but were making fast, steady progress. Masks of paper plates depicting the different animal characters in the play have also been made.
Roleplaying is a very good way to help put kids in touch with the different nuances of a language, ie. tone, rhythme, different emphasis on words in a sentence that change meaning. We have enjoyed the process and the children once again have proven their ability to rise the the occasion, and adjust and work together to reach a common goal.
By Weezie Palmrich,