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STUDY GUIDES

Each AlphaBet Soup Production explores various educational & learning themes. Support your students' experiences before or after seeing the play with our comprehensive study guide materials. 

ILLINOIS LEARNING STANDARDS (EARLY ELEMENTARY)

Social and Emotional

1A.1a. Recognize and accurately label emotions and how they are linked to behavior.

2D.1a. Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers.

2D.1b Identify approaches to resolving conflicts constructively.

3A.1a Explain why unprovoked acts that hurt others are wrong.

3A.3b Identify social norms and safety considerations that guide behavior.

3B.1b Make positive choices when interacting with classmates.

 

Fine Arts

25.A.1b Drama: Understand the elements of acting, locomotor and nonlocomotor movement, vocal and nonvocal sound, story making; the principles of plot, character, setting, problem/resolution and message; and the expressive character of simple emotions.

26.A.1a Drama: Understand the tools of body, mind, voice, and simple visual/aural media and the processes of planning, practicing and collaborating used to create or perform drama/theater.

 

Reading

1.A.1a Apply word analysis skills (e.g., phonics, word patterns) to recognize new words.

1.A.1b Comprehend unfamiliar words using context clues and prior knowledge.

1.C.1a Use information to form questions and verify predictions.

1.C.1b Identify important themes and topics.

 

Literature

2.A.1a Identify the literary elements of theme, setting, plot and character within literary works

2.B.1a Respond to literary materials by connecting them to their own experience and communicate those responses to others.

2.B.1c Relate character, setting and plot to real-life situations.

 

Speaking and Listening

4.A.1d Use visually oriented and auditorily based media.

4.B.1b Participate in discussions around a common topic.

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Reading

6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

 

Literature

2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

5. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

 

Speaking and Listening

5. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.