The Dr. Wulfgar Show was a success! If you didn’t have a chance to read the post explaining this project, take a minute and read about the Beowulf Project. It is such simple project that one might wonder if there is value to this project beyond the fun factor? I think there is. In fact, it is my opinion that working with fun ideas actually frees up brain power for comprehension and critical thinking. One of the benefits of this project is that the kids have to think deeper into the characters’ hearts and minds in order to write the script for the project.
It’s one thing to read a story and enjoy it at face value, but to read it and think about it is another thing entirely. One isn’t better than the other, just different. In our literature club, we read the classics on purpose. The goal is to grow our critical reading and thinking skills. Therefore, a project that asks us to think beyond the surface of a story, meets this goal. And I say, why not make it as fun as possible?