Developing Theater Literacy

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The second lesson in a five-lesson theatre arts unit focuses on developing a grade level appropriate understanding of dramatic text elements, of theater history, and of the purposes of theater performance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to select a fable and stage it as a melodrama featuring the archetypal hero, the villain, the mentor, the everyman, and the innocent
Classroom Considerations

  • Features lessons for elementary, middle, and high school classes

  • Each lesson includes activities, readings, guided questions, and suggested resources

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