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Students examine and discuss stage directions, stage area layout, and body positions. They complete a stage directions and body positions worksheet, and draw the body positions for each stage area layout.
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.
Students work in teams of two to introduce stage directions/ blocking into a basic dialog using the program Hollywood High.
Students write a dramatic scene based on The Odyssey and perform it for the class. For this living literature lesson, students work in small groups to discuss the way the characters look, act, and sound. They then choose scenery and props, and write stage directions and dialogue for an Odyssey based skit they will perform.
Third graders identify features of playscripts such as stage directions, characters' names, etc. creating a class checklist. They take a picture walk through the book to make a prediction of what will happen and identify the theme.
High schoolers perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They examine and discuss the text and stage directions, then perform their scenes in small groups for the class.
Young scholars review different film versions of the play, Hamlet, and compare what was presented to the actual stage directions given in the original Shakespearean version.
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. 
High schoolers 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.
Students evaluate different types of reality television programming in "focus groups" and then submit their opinions on this type of programming to a television network.
Students create and perform a scene for play using a common fairy tale for the story line. They view and discuss a video on careers in stage and radio to identify the roles and responsibilities for each of their group members.
Students create a skit. For this role-play activity, students create a skit to increase reading comprehension for A Raisin in the Sun. Students write an original scene to demonstrate comprehension of the novel and perform the skit for the class.
Students practice and demonstrate an assessment of acting skills by performing a duo scene. They incorporate stage directions, objectives and tactics, character development, physicality, vocal use and variety with stage pictures. Each duo portrays and sustains a character and brings that character to life.
In this writing worksheet, students investigate how a play script is written by reading a sample play in proper format. Students learn how to indicate stage directions and how to tell who is speaking. Students answer 3 questions.
Young scholars act out a drama in this lesson on one aspect of the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium. They are to follow all stage directions precisely and give it their best effort to get across the main points of the play.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about FaustStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners investigate information about the leaders of Rome. In this ancient Rome lesson, students research Roman warfare and military leaders in order to write and present their own one-act plays based on Scipio, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Augustus as well as others.
Students read a novel as a class and discuss the ending. In groups, they rewrite the ending to the novel into a drama skit making the plot different as well. They develop and answer five questions about the changes they made and offer a new theme for the story.
Twelfth graders examine all the descriptions of costumes, props, movement, lighting and music in the stage directions of A Streetcar Named Desire. They begin to imagine this drama as a production, not simply a script. Students perform certain portions of the play in front of their peers.
Fourth graders are introduced to the book and make predictions from illustrations as to what will happen in the story. They brainstorm characteristics of the characters referring to the text for evidence. They then discuss conflict and resolution using the narrive order headings.

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