ILS 5th graders strengthened their knowledge of Russian fables at an unusual lesson, where Russian Language and Literature teacher Galina Korotkonozhkina gave them the task of performing scenes from their favorite tales and creating illustrations for them.
“The students chose the fables, distributed the roles, and created the costumes and decorations,” explains Galina Korotkonozhkina. “The goal of the lesson was to help them, using images from the fables, understand human foibles and show the viewer the moral of each story. This helps the students learn how to work in teams, listen to each other and perform in front of an audience.”
The fables the children selected were Ivan Krylov's "The crow and the fox" and Sergei Mikhalkov's "Mirror."
“Innovative lessons are very valuable for our students,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Creative thinking helps them learn new material while reinforcing what they already know.”