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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 62 Views 285 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 7 Views 6 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 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 7 Views 36 Downloads
Students write a dramatic scene based on The Odyssey and perform it for the class. In 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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
"Such Affection Move": Finding Staging Clues in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 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
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 14 Views 64 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
Young scholars explore the use of floor paths on the stage. In this floor paths instructional activity, students evaluate choreography for use of the floor space on the stage. Young scholars design a short choreography piece that exhibits an understanding of space on the stage.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 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
Careers on Stage And Air
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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads