Page to Stage

Connecting Theater and Language Arts

Page to Stage is an in-school arts integration initiative to help students learn theatre fundamentals through literature. The program activates students' creative process to target the evolution of ELA standards.

Students will use theater fundamentals (acting, characterization, prop design, and scene blocking,to better comprehend and analyze novels supporting their ELA curriculum with the help of a teaching artist.

Participating schools have included Pulaski Elementary School, Potter Elementary School, and Alma del Mar, among others.

How can I access Page to Stage?

In-Classroom Arts Integration

Choose a 4, 8, or 12 week course

A Zeiterion Teaching Artist will visit your classroom to provide Arts Integration

Attend a live performance of the book you choose at The Z

Digital

Choose a 4, 8 or 12 week curriculum packet

Mock lessons to help you get started

Attend a live performance of the book you choose at The Z

Teacher Training

Your choice between an in person or pre-recorded 90-minute session on how to best implement arts Integration in your classroom

What books can I choose from?

For the 2022-2023 Season the Zeiterion is offering:

Peter Rabbit – Best for grades K-4 (See it at The Z on 10/13/22)

The Lighting Thief – Best for grades 3-8 (See it at The Z on 12/9/22)

Number the Stars – Best for grades 4-8 (see it at The Z on 3/29/23)

The Giver – Best for grades 5-10  (See it at The Z on 11/2/22)

Black Boy – Best for grades 9-12  (See it at The Z on 3/13/23)

What is Arts Integration?

Arts Integration is not simply a way of teaching. It is the merging of content and the creative process, a unique way for students to engage in hands-on learning while still demonstrating skill gains in any subject.

We know that Arts Integration supports higher academic achievement and standardized test scores*. We know too, that the presence of the performing arts in public schools has dwindled in recent years. Less than 50% of national high school offer theater or dance curriculum. Elementary schools have even fewer opportunities at only 30%. Despite this trend, the performing arts have been shown to support literacy, reading comprehension, student engagement, student attendance, and ESL students**.

*https://blog.americansforthearts.org/2020/09/18/10-newer-arts-education-fast-facts
** https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/2008-SPPA-ArtsLearning.pdf

If you’re interested in bringing this project to your school, please contact our

Director of Education and Community Engagement

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Ashley

 

Moore

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Ashley

 

Moore

she/her
Director of Education and Community Engagement

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