2nd grade classes, school year 2015-2016
Li’l Stories collaborated with teaching artist Rima Fand, who is using a custom version of the Li’l Stories storyboards as part of BRIDGES, an ArtsConnection residency exploring literacy through puppetry with early childhood in 2nd grade classes at PS 153Q.
In BRIDGES, students created adaptations of the Chinese folktale “The Fourth Question” to be performed as shadow puppet plays. Each small group of students created an original scene in the story, for which they created puppet characters, props, and scenery, and which they eventually performed before an audience of students and parents. Rima said: ” The storyboards were a wonderful tool for the students, in particular the English language learners, to be able to map out their story ideas in sequence, and to be able to visualize the characters and settings.” Teachers later went on to use the storyboards in their literacy unit on “Charlotte’s Web.”
Check out PS 153Q’s storyboards