Think you know what English studiy is all about? Think again. Stories, monologues, hip-hop, speeches, poetry, lyrics, whatever text type you're looking at, Miles Merrill rips the label off the literacy jar. You like acting but you're tired of reciting someone else's ideas. You like reading but want to tell your own story.
Playing with Words
Playing With Words features a performance by Miles Merrill using humorous characters, "wild and witty wordplay", and fun physical theatre. Kids learn about writing and how to perform it. They may, for example, turn into alien salespeople wildly gesticulating their own poems in gibberish or find themselves reciting their verbal magic as a Simpsons character, footy player, TV newscaster, or what ever they can imagine. Students express their ideas through writing, sound and movement while going on a hilarious adventure with Miles.
Suitability: Grades K-3 and/or 4-6
WHAT SCHOOLS SAY:
"He's a fantastic performer. Students were impressed by the quality of the dramatic monologues. Miles establishes an instant rapport with students and gets them writing and performing in no time."
"He captivated the audience- children and teachers- right from the start. His workshop techniques and activities were very good. We would invite him back."
"Very positive. I was especially impressed by how they all wrote so intently in the writing section. A very valuable experience... We will be asking Miles back."