ERIC Number: ED442170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Judy Blume's "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing": Adapted for the Stage by Bruce Mason. Cue Sheet.
Molloy, Dawn Eddy
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of Judy Blume's "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) The Story (offering a brief introduction to the plot and characters and some lines from the play to listen for); (2) Adaptation: Turning a Novel into a Play (looking at how novels are changed into plays, and offering some class activities); (3) Meet the Characters (listing all the characters in the play and looking at how 6 actors play 17 characters); (4) Being a Fourth Grade Nothing (looking at feelings in the play); (5) Behind the Scenes (looking at how director, designers, crew, and stage manager all collaborate to create a play); (6) The Final Collaborator Is... (looking at the audience's important role in creating theatre); and (7) Meet Judy Blume (offering background information about this well known author of children's books). Resources for further information are listed. (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Elementary Education, Novels, Playwriting, Production Techniques, Theater Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Blume (Judy); Drama in Education
Note: Additional funding provided by The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.