Connect Literature to the Play

There are many books on local library shelves that contain themes and ideas that are similar to PINOCCHIO. Use your play-going experience to introduce and explore new books with your students and to discuss those themes and ideas.

 

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

BEFORE SEEING THE HTY PLAY
READ Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Talk about:

  • Fitting In – How does being different make it easy or hard to fit in with others?
  • Transformation – Some characters in stories change on the inside. Some change on the outside. How and why did the character in Wild Things change?
  • Family – What defines a family – Who you live with or who you care about? Who is the family in this story and how do you know?
  • Feelings – Your feelings can affect your relationships – How did that happen in this story?

 

 

The Golem
The Golem

AFTER SEEING THE HTY PLAY
READ The Golem by David Wisniewski.

Talk about:

  • Fitting In – How does being different make it easy or hard to fit in with others?
  • Transformation – Some characters in stories change on the inside. Some change on the outside. How and why did the character in Golem change?
  • Feelings – Your feelings can affect your relationships – How did that happen in this story?

 

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