Scaffolding Language through Warm-up Activities in Theater

The first goal of teaching artist Chris Heller’s theater residency at P.S. 239Q is to create a safe space for 4th and 5th grade ELLS to take risks in theater. Through scaffolded warm-up activities students progress through silent, physical warm-ups, to games in which they’re asked to say just one word or sound, to eventually delivering a line of dialogue with expression in front of their peers – no small feat for an English Language Learner!