Dramatizing the Chickasaw Language with the book, Little Loksi
Grade Levels: Pre-K through 3rd Grade
Number of sequential sessions in lesson plan: 3
Children will learn the basics of Chickasaw language using the animal names in the book Little Loksi. Children will draw and color and discuss the elements used in illustrating a book. Children will speak and move and dance like animals in order to experience the language and joy of literature.
- The book, Little Loksi, from Chickasaw/White Dog Press
- Little Loksi Coloring Book
- Anompa (Chickasaw Language) website-Audio Examples
- Pencils, crayons, markers, etc.
- Little Loksi Accelerated Reader The test is available as level 4.1 and a score of .5
- Song, Chickasaw Animals, arrangement by Trey Hays based on the song, Sleeping Bunnies
- Song, 3 Little Ducks, arrangement by Trey Hays
- Fit and Fun Camp Performs Little Loksi in masks provided by Oklahoma Arts Council Teaching Roster Artist Patrick Riley
- Little Turtle’s Predicament play written by Trey Hays and performed by Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute, 2016, Shakespeare and Autism Class ****Before the book was published by Chickasaw/White Dog Press****
- Little Miss Chickasaw (2019-2021) Kenzey Carter performing Little Loksi with miming
- Little Loksi Introduction by Trey Hays
- Little Loksi Shadow Puppetsshow with voiceovers from students in Mr. Hays’ Fine Arts Class
- Little Loksi Play Script written by Trey Hays
- Trey Hays Creative Arts Website
- Little Loksi Applique Beaded Bookmark making by Trey Hays
Oklahoma Academic Standards Addressed
DT.CR.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
DT.CR.2: Organize, develop, and rehearse artistic ideas and work.
DT.CR.3: Revise, refine, and complete artistic work.
DT.PR.1: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
DT.CN.2: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
DT.CN.3: Research and relate artistic ideas/works and societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
VA.CP.1: Learn and use vocabulary and concepts related to visual arts
VA.CP.3: Make creative choices and practice individual expression in application of concepts, vocabulary, techniques, and skills.
VA.P.1: Utilize a variety of ideas and subject matter in creation of original works of visual art.
VA.P.2: Use different media, supplies, and tools in an appropriate and safe manner in the creation of
original visual artworks.
VA.CHP.1: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding
VA.ARCM.1: Perceive, analyze, interpret, and evaluate artistic work.
D.PR.3: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
M.CR.1: Generate musical ideas through reading, notating, and/or interpreting music.
M.PR.1: Present or demonstrate an existing work, formally or informally, with appropriate expressive and technical skills.
M.RE.1: Respond to music while demonstrating respect for others’ music preferences and music performances.