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Raleigh Little Theatre residencies consist of at least three in-class sessions. Scheduled at your classroom’s convenience, RLT’s professional teaching artists come to you. Activate content across the curriculum with drama and theatre experiences that engage students in their own learning.

We offer residencies tailored for Elementary School students and Middle School students.

Elementary Residency Experiences

Literacy Through Drama

Grades: 1-5
Number of sessions: 3
Cost: $750 for 3 classrooms, $1010 for 4 classrooms, $1200 for 5 classrooms, $1400 for 6 classrooms

This three day residency uses theatre exercises to promote excitement about reading and improve literacy skills. Using theatre strategies helps to increase comprehension, enjoyment and confidence in emerging readers. Participants will be able to identify elements of a story (plot, setting, characters, problem, resolution.) More importantly by becoming the characters in the book and reenacting scenes, students gain a better understanding of the book and feel a more personal connection with it. They, the reader, become a very important part of the process. Book used will be chosen according to grade level.

NC Essential Standards:  
English Language Arts Anchors 2, 3, 6, 7
Theatre Arts C.1.1, C.1.2, C.2.2, A.1.1

Note: Funding is available for this residency through the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County Artists in Schools Program.

 

Theatre Across the Curriculum

Grades: K-5
Number of sessions: 5-12
Cost: starting at $500 / classroom for 5 sessions

In these customized residencies, an RLT teaching artist will design a curricular unit that uses drama and theatre to meet instructional goals for a specific content area in your classroom. Examples include: using movement to understand the water cycle, using role play scenarios to solve real life math problems or writing and performing monologues to explore historical events. The cost includes a planning meeting with an RLT teaching artist and the lesson plans to use in your classroom in the future.

NC Essential Standards: it’s up to you!

Middle School Residency Experiences

Science Through the Arts

Grades: 6-8
Number of sessions: 3
Cost: $300/classroom or $1000 for 4 classrooms

On day one of this residency, students participate in drama-based activities that teach and reinforce important science vocabulary words while also engaging the actor’s tools of body, voice, imagination and ensemble. On day two students apply character-related activities to science concepts to bring them to life and deepen understanding. On day three, students apply their detailed knowledge to performance by creating and sharing brief performances with the class. Teachers can choose from two content areas: Phases and Characteristics of Matter or Food Webs and Ecosystems.

NC Essential Standards:
Science 6.P.2

Note: Funding is available for this residency through the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County Artists in Schools Program.

Playwriting 101

Grades: 6-10
Number of sessions: 5-12
Cost: starting at $450 / classroom for 5 sessions

Through active theatre games and writing exercises, students will deepen their understanding of literary components of plot, dialogue, setting, character development and conflict. In the five session model, students will develop a structure and begin writing a 10 minute play. With more sessions, students fully develop their 10 minute play and have a chance to hear their words read aloud by their classmates.

NC Essential Standards:
Theatre Arts C.1.3, C.2.1, 7.CU.2.2

Theatre Across the Curriculum

Grades: 6-8
Number of sessions: 5-12
Cost: starting at $500 / classroom for 5 sessions

In these customized residencies, an RLT teaching artist will design a curricular unit that uses drama and theatre to meet instructional goals for a specific content area in your classroom. Examples include: devising original performance in response to current events, using role play scenarios to solve real life math problems or writing and performing monologues to explore historical events. The cost includes a planning meeting with an RLT teaching artist and the lesson plans to use in your classroom in the future.

NC Essential Standards: it’s up to you!

Book A Residency

To book a residency in your classroom, please contact:

Meredyth Pederson Cooper
Director of Education
meredyth@nullraleighlittletheatre.org
919-821-4579 x245