Students Perform with Puppets


May 31, 2023

With their characters Robert and Donald, Harley Beck and Lucas Grabofsky presented an updated version of "The Man Who Burned His Money."

On Tuesday afternoon, May 23, the fifth and sixth graders at Turner Public Schools presented a Reader's Theater performance to an audience of school personnel, students, parents, and other invited guests. With puppets they created to reenact fractured folk tales they had written, the group performed five puppet shows.

Their teacher, Mrs. Elissa Zellmer designed the activity as a way to introduce students to readers' theater as well as to discuss the concept of folk tales and their purpose in transmitting cultural values and beliefs. After reading five traditional folk tales: Rumpelstiltskin...

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