Christina is an ASU Gammage Teaching Artist trained in the Kennedy Center Arts Integration Method. A theatre teaching artist for over 25 years, her experience ranges from directing full scale productions, to choreography, dance education, music and movement, acting classes, and improvisation. She specializes in helping children develop confidence through the art of performance, storytelling, and public speaking.
A graduate of Niagara University's BFA program in Theatre Arts, Christina has performed on many stages in New York and Arizona including Tempe Center for the Arts...
Title: “Where the Sidewalk Ends” the Fun Begins!
Discovering Poetry Through Drama
Rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia, metaphor, and simile – these are devices we’ll explore through the dramatization of poetry. Using the poems of Shel Silverstein, students will enhance their knowledge of poetic elements, and grow their understanding of the tools poets use to communicate and convey mood. Students will bring the poems to life through acting and characterization, collaboration, rehearsal, and final performance. Trained in the Kennedy Center Arts Integration Method, actor, writer, and teaching artist Christina Kiepper leads students to a deeper understanding of poetry and meaning through dramatic performance.
Arizona Standards -
4.RL.4; 4.RL.5; 4.RL.10; 4.RF.4
TH.CR.1.4c; TH.CR.2.4b; TH.PR.4.4b; TH.PR.5.4a; TH.RE.7.4a; TH.RE.8.4b, TH.RE.8.4c
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