Show, don’t tell

Show, don’t tell

mimekids-webFirst grade students at St. Mary School, Vineland, receive a first-hand lesson from Miss Jones on how to be a mime.

Mime artist Miss Jones from Mobile Education introduced students to the “art of silence” – mime – at St. Mary School, Vineland, on March 6. The occasion was Young Authors Day.
During the program the performer discussed the differences between “writing for the stage and writing for the page.” She stressed the importance of structure and told the students where she got the inspiration for her stories.
Miss Jones challenged the students to create their own stories using the “3 Ps and 1 S” technique. (i.e., person, place, problem and solution).
They discussed different possibilities for their creative stories and then students returned to their classrooms to write stories for the performer. During the writing process the performer stopped in classrooms to answer questions and help with the writing.

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