Drama Teacher Resources
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Introduction to Drama
Introduce your class to drama! You cast each pupil as a different character from a story you have read. They are given a general outline of the scene, act out the scene multiple times, then discuss the weak and strong aspects of each rehearsal.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 123 Views 558 Downloads
"The Golden Ball"-Drama Lesson
Learners read "The Golden Ball" and discuss plot and story elements. In this drama lesson, students review script vs. story writing and presentation. Learners take turns reading parts of the play and discuss, make paper crowns and evaluate their classmates performances.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 73 Downloads
Demonstrating Acting Skills
Class members demonstrate their mastery of acting skills by rehearsing and performing a scene from a play. Actors perform as a character in an ensemble, a play, or duet. A detailed Acting Skills Rubric is provided.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 22 Downloads
Beginning Drama: Days 1-5
New to teaching drama? Don't worry. Here is a set of lessons to guide you through the first five days of class. Activities, rationale, discussion questions, and standards are all provided. You'll be able to introduce your kids to improv, collaborative learning, script writing, and the basics of acting.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 36 Views 147 Downloads
Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and theatrical aspects of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scripting a Crime Drama
Develop novice script-writers. Small groups sift through a sample script, noting any script-writing conventions to share with the whole class. Using these conventions and plot structures, these groups compose a script for a 10 minute excerpt of a television crime drama.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 67 Downloads
Elements of Drama: Vocabulary
Introduce your young thespians to the elements of drama! Key vocabulary helps them through their first week of class. The presentation outlines parts of a script, stage direction, and strategies for reading a script. Tip: The strategies for script reading might be useful for struggling readers.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 79 Views 289 Downloads
Modern American Theatre: Intro to Drama
Set this slideshow up at as an independent work station, or to provide your theater arts class with a look at the many manifestations of modern literary drama. Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and Arthur Miller are the focus of the text-driven presentation.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 46 Downloads
Drama: A Warm-Up Routine
Marketing, lighting, setting the stage, and a script. It sounds like we're going to be putting on a show! Your enthusiastic young actors research pop culture in all its facets, then set to work to write a polished script and perform an original piece depicting something to do with a pop star.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 57 Downloads
Before introducing your class to a play, discuss what a drama is, its structure, and some key elements. There are two main types of plays, tragedies and comedies. While the presentation focuses on identifying each type, consider offering some actual examples (Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, etc.
7th - 9th Language Arts 58 Views 145 Downloads
Writing Drama-Trying Your Hand at being a Playwright
Fifth graders chart the elements of drama. In this performing arts lesson, 5th graders discuss the role of a playwrite, practice doing some Reader's Theatre scripts, write a paragraph about a problem between two people, and perform their paragraph.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads
Use drama to study and practice dialogue. Creative minds discuss what dialogue tells about a character, and how it can be used to advance the plot. They read a play, think about what they gleaned from dialogue, and record their observations in response logs.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 130 Downloads
Lesson Plan - Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 6
Seventh graders explore Shakespearean drama as they act out selected scenes. In this drama lesson plan, 7th graders read Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, summarize the readings, and then act our selected scenes.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Drama Terms Notes
Comedy, tragedy, act, scene, prop. do you want to review important drama terms? Actors record the term next to its definition on a activity that could be used individually or as a group activity. A link to a corresponding PowerPoint presentation is provided.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 89 Downloads
The Crucible Act One: Characterization
For this The Crucible worksheet, students use direct and indirect characterization to identify a character's main motivation, main conflict, and personality and how the character has affected the plot. After reading definitions and examples of direct and indirect characterization, students complete a graphic organizer to gather information on the main characters of Act One.
10th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 99 Downloads
Storybook Theatre-Acting Out Children's Storybooks
Young scholars listen to a read aloud of a storybook focusing the characters and story elements. They decide how to act out the story by deciding on appropriate voices and actions for the characters. They determine lines that would be spoken by the characters, and act out the story showing its beginning, middle, and end.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Comparing Four Processes
Students are introduced to the most common processes used in drama. In groups, they compare and contrast the processes of directing, acting, playwriting and improvising. They present their material in a chart and discuss them as a class to end the lesson.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 46 Downloads
Silent Movies: A Year 7 Scheme of Work
Even an outline can give you enough information to execute an awsome project. The tasks for each of the seven weeks of this project are defined, as well as the objective and specific content facilitated through the project. Learners will study silent film, aspects of drama, and script writing, then they create a silent film of their own.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 65 Downloads