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Responding to a need to enhance oral and written language, PS 130K incorporated puppetry into the arts curriculum on all grades. Students wrote scripts and created puppets, presenting shows in line with the social studies curriculum. This unique opportunity has enabled all students, including English language learners, to comfortably express themselves orally and expanded the use of academic vocabulary. -PS 130K, Quality Review, 2011

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4th Grade Curriculum Connections – Studying Native American Folktales

As part of their Native American Folktale study, Ms. Angelo’s 4th grade class reads and discusses “The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush”. They create a list of characters in preparation for the first session with Teaching Artist Sarah Provost. Ms. Angelo takes this opportunity to deepen student understanding of story elements.

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5th Grade Curriculum Connections in Puppetry, Social Studies and ELA

The 5th graders at PS 130 connect their Parade Puppet Residency to their Social Studies Unit on “Slavery and Freedom”. 5th grade teacher Mr. Zagami talks through the benefits of designing puppets and generating first person monologues based on research from a variety of texts. The students put themselves in another person’s shoes, and answer […]

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