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Have RLT’s professional teaching artists come to your classroom and activate your curriculum with drama and theatre experiences that engage students in an innovative and dynamic way!

Raleigh Little Theatre residencies consist of two in-class sessions that are scheduled at your convenience. We offer residencies tailored for Elementary and Middle School students.

Elementary Residency Experiences

Literacy Through Drama

Grades: K-3
Number of sessions: 2
Cost: $250 per class, up to 5 classes

This two day residency uses theatre exercises to promote excitement about reading and improve literacy skills. Theatre strategies can increase comprehension, enjoyment, and confidence in emerging readers. After participants are introduced to the elements of story like plot, setting, and characters, they will engage dramatically with the story by becoming the characters and reenacting scenes. Through these experiences, students gain a better understanding of the story and create a personal connection to it. The story book utilized will be chosen according to the 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.

“Arts integration provides so many opportunities for students to work through their learning in unique ways. I love seeing the confidence it brings and the connections integration allows them to make. Many of the ELA standards explored this week were ones many students have struggled with this year. I really feel like it helped strengthen their understanding significantly.” – 3rd grade teacher in Wake County Public Schools

Book A Residency

To book a residency in your classroom, please contact:

919-821-4579 x231