Theatre to Learn
Dodge Theatre to Learn provides professional learning, assembly, and residency programming to classroom teachers and students in grades 2 through 5. With the goal of integrating theatre into the language arts curriculum, each year the program builds teacher and student mastery of the intersections amongst New Jersey Student Learning Standards in theatre arts, language arts, social emotional learning competencies, and culturally responsive arts education.
“My students finally understand how to summarize a story. By creating this script, they learned how to include the most important plot elements of a story to create a good summary. I saw students who previously refused to speak in front of the class begging for more lines in our play. Some of my students who were already strong writers learned how to write in a particular character’s voice.”
– Grade 3 Teacher, Mott School, Trenton NJ