Art Beyond Sight
Social, Communication, and Independent Living Skills
through the Arts Curriculum
■ Activity Plan ■
(Song lyrics and audio & bibliography included)
- Activity Plan Overview
- Activity Plan 1: Great relationships start with hello
- Activity Plan 2: Ice Breaker and Small Talk
- Activity Plan 3: A two way street
- Activity Plan 4: From Casual to Formal Conversation
- Activity Plan 5: Handling difficult situations and conflict resolution
- Activity Plan 6: Nonverbal communication and tips for your tics
- Activity Plan 7: Strike a pose! Field trip to the museum
- Activity Plan 8: Making our Self-portrait
- Activity Plan 9: The Art of Dressing
- Activity Plan 10: Making a Fashion Statement
- Activity Plan 11: Personal Narrative: Writing your story
- Activity Plan 12: A Collaborative Song Writing Activity
- Activity Plan 13: Preparing an interview
- Activity Plan 14: Meet a stranger: an exploration of the interview process
- Activity Plan 15: Let's prepare our own Talk Show!
- Final Event
- Songs by Brian Muni
LESSON 11 Personal Narrative: Writing your story
Grade Level: 6th and 8th Grade
Duration: 45 min.
Sit in circle; open class with greetings and songs
Sitting Tall, stretches
Review previous lesson and introduce new lesson
Objectives and Outcomes:
- Students will discuss their experience(s) as a person with a disability and share stories.
- Students will explore self-regulatory techniques.
- Students will present a real picture of themselves, communicate authentically and confidently
- Teachers will share their own experiences, tell stories and prompt students to do the same.
- Students will discuss the elements and structure of a story
- What is a story? How is it constructed? How to make it interesting?
- What kind of story do we want to write? About yourself or someone else? Will it be a funny story, sad, scary, etc.
- Story’s structure
- Beginning (set the background for the story)
- Middle: the plot
- What did you do?
- How did you feel?
- What do you think? What does it say about the story’s character?
- What did you learn from that experience?
- Story writing
- Reading the story to the class
Braillers, Braille paper, paper/markers