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VCT RESIDENCIES

As part of our educational outreach mission, VCT offers SOL-compliant in-school residencies as a theatre enrichment option for schools in our community. These programs come with preparation packages, study guides, in-class instruction by VCT ’s professional educators, and follow up materials. These courses can be offered over several days to a class level, or in one day to multiple classrooms.

2nd Grade: VCT Making Science Live! The Water Cycle

Length: 60 minutes
What better way to learn about the water cycle and states of matter than to become the water? As part of our educational outreach mission, VCT offers SOL-compliant in-school residencies as a theatre enrichment option for schools in our community. These programs come with study guides, in-class instruction by VCT’s professional actors/educators, and follow-up materials. These courses can be offered over several days to a class level, or in one day to multiple classrooms in your school. Living is Learning, and that’s what VCT Residencies are all about.

3rd Grade: VCT Readers Theatre

Length: 60 minutes
Students will learn all about bringing a script to life by putting on a radio play! VCT Readers Theatre allows youth to enhance their literacy skills by experiencing learning in a new and creative manner. While playing with the script, youth can try reading words in different ways, using pitch, stress, and intonation, readers study the text while practicing reading out loud, clearly and expressively with attention on enunciation, diction and volume. VCT Readers Theatre is a highly motivational strategy that connects oral reading, literature, and drama; requiring only a script and a few creative theatre elements, students read aloud and discover that using only their voices, facial expressions, and bodies, they interpret the emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and motives of the characters all the while impacting reading fluency and improving sight-word vocabulary and reading comprehension.

4th Grade: Jamestown

Length: 60 minutes
Students will spend the day with the Virginia Company exploring the colonist search for gold & silver. They will learn why the colonist picked Jamestown and what hardships they incurred. This fun play will allow students to learn about the fundamentals of play production all while reinforcing their Virginia social studies curriculum.

5th Grade: Colonial Times Letters

Length: 60 minutes
VCT Colonial Times Letters allows youth to enhance their writing skills by experiencing learning in a new theatrical manner all while impacting writing skills, teaching letter form, and encouraging the next generation of writers. Colonial Times Letters is a highly motivational strategy that connects History, Communication and Writing standards of learning in unique and dramatic way. Students will be inspired to create their best work when they are introduced to our Creative Writing Competition. Winning letter submissions will be performed by professional actors on the VCT stage and will be presented with a certificate of accomplishment.

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PHONE: 540-400-7795
ADDRESS: 402 Second St. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011

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