Ready, Set, Action

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Fifth-grade students in David Smith’s class performed, recorded and produced a radio play titled “Two Pigs, a Wolf and a Mud Pie.” 

The project was a collaborative effort between Smith and LIU Post’s WCWP Radio Director Dan Cox. Prior to recording, Smith’s students rehearsed the script of the play, a mixed parody of classic fairy tales. Main characters included Wolf, Cinderella, Hansel, Gretel, Snow White and the Witch. In addition to the characters, students filled the roles of sound effects technician, engineer and director.

On the morning of the recording, Mr. Cox set up his portable “radio station” and prepared students to perform their assigned roles. The experience gave students a greater understanding and appreciation of the varied aspects involved in creating an audio or video production. “Two Pigs, a Wolf and a Mud Pie” was an interdisciplinary unit of study, as students learned and applied math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the performance. 

The audio play will air on LIU’s WCWP Radio and be available as a podcast in early June 2015.