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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 116 Views 305 Downloads
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 23 Views 73 Downloads
Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage directions to accompany it based on the text.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
ESL Network: Tezen, A Haitian Folktale
Sixth graders brainstorm various types of friendships prior to reading "Tezen," a tale about a young girl's friendship with a fish. After writing story reviews, they work in small groups to create dramatic skits based on the text and personal experiences.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 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 11 Views 8 Downloads
The Miracle Worker Lesson Plan 1 (9th Grade Day 31)
Ninth graders explore The Miracle Worker. In this literature lesson, 9th graders review the elements of drama and discuss the main characters. In groups, students create descriptions of the characters' personalities and find examples in the story.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 39 Downloads
Promptbook Act 2.1: Katherine vs. Petruchio
Compile a promptbook with your young theater designers using a scene from Taming of the Shrew. The lesson outlines several activities, though it doesn't provide any examples of a promptbook or text from the play. Additionally, it suggests evaluation questions, as well as a reflection statement.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
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Though this application be but little, it is fierce! Rather than hempen homespuns swaggering, users can listen to the audio of Broadway actors and then assume the role of any character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Individuals and groups can read, rehearse, and record their efforts.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Exhibit this optically pleasing, and truly educational PowerPoint on Macbeth if you are in need of a set of enlightening themes, information on Shakespeare, the Globe Theater, and the basics of acting and stage direction. Some slides need modifications because the information is literally falling off of the screen and is cut off from student absorption when in presentation mode.
10th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Following the Blood
Students rehearse a scene from Julius Caesar and analyze how the physical aspects of stage direction impact the audience. In this Julius Caesar lesson plan, students use blood in the scene and analyze the direction and where the blood is coming from as a way to impact the scene.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Russian Revolution
Students explore the Russian Revolution through dramatization. In this Russian Revolution lesson, students participate in drama workshops prior to writing and presenting one-act plays featuring figures of the revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 114 Downloads
Any prior knowledge your students have of Flat Stanley is activated and the events in the story are briefly summarized using narrative order headings. They are given parts for the play to read and practice reading and re-reading using techniques learned.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 21 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 19 Views 132 Downloads