Lesson: Genre: Fiction: Drama

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT Explain what makes drama different than other types of literature. SWBAT read and analyze an example of a play.

Lesson Plan

 


 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                     


 

 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                     


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Drama


 

 3/15


 

 

Day


 

 

Monday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT Explain what makes drama different than other types of
      literature.

  •   SWBAT read and analyze an example of a play.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 
  • Describe a theatrical “play” in your own words.

  • Have you ever seen a play before?


 

 

Do Now Review


 

 

Take students responses.


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Class Notes:


 
  • Define drama. When we say drama, we are talking
           about plays.

  • Show excerpt of “Superman” text. Have students
           circle anything that looks different. Have students come to the board to circle

  • Two big ideas that make plays different than
           other genres:

  • 1. Plays have the names of characters to show
           you who is talking.

  • 2. Plays have stage directions to tell the
           actors what to do (like how to
           talk or where to move) Have
           student come to front to demo superman line with (sighing) stage
           direction. Have another student come up to play the bad guy and demo
           (jumps of front of Superman stage direction).


 

Stage directions help us visualize what a character is doing. Stage directions help us better understand the play.*Hint: Stage
  directions are in italics and (parentheses)
 
or [brackets] just because a words in italics doesn’t
  mean it’s a stage direction.


 
  • Define time: WHEN the play or a part of a play
           takes place. Examples: Long ago,
           1923, several hours later.
      

  • Define setting: WHERE the play or a part of the
           play takes place.


 

In a play, you are often
  given the basic setting (this is different than a novel or short story). The
  author gives us details in the text that are like hints that describe the
  setting for the reader in better detail.


 

 


 

Pre-reading:


 
  • At what time did the play occur?

  • What is the setting?

  • Who are the characters in this scene? Circle
           them.

  • Circle two examples of stage directions.
           Explain what the directions telling the actors to do?


 

 


 

Guided Reading Groups: spilt by
  column


 
  • Discuss meaning of “at rise” and “scene”
           Explain that scene is a part of a play (kind of like a chapter in a
           book). What scene are we reading?

  • Read and analyze “Anne of Green Gables. (Have
           students read aloud poem as different characters, one column of text at
           a time – read stage directions to themselves but stop and discuss them).


 

 


 

Independent Work :


 
  • Answer post reading questions independently.
           Review answers as a class. Push why right answer options are right and
           why wrong answer options are wrong.


 

 

Organization (1)


 

 

File CW in HW folder


 

 

Preview HW (1)


 

 

  •   Folklore unit
      wrap-up survey

  •   ANet letters
      MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED: (HW center and follow-up phone call otherwise).

 
 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • Describe two things that make the text of a
           play different.


 

 

Materials


 

 
  • Individualized ANet letters


 

 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                
         


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Folklore


 

3/15/2010


 

 

Day


 

 


 

 

Tuesday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT perform and analyze readers theatre adaptation of A Raison in the Sun

  •   SWBAT make accurate inferences about the text.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 

  •   Nonfiction
      passage about woodchucks with inference questions

 

Discuss why each answer option is correct/incorrect


 

 


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Whole Class:


 

  •   Discuss difference between readers theatre and a play (no stage
      directions)

  •   Students will
      read and perform readers theatre adaptation of A
      Raison in the Sun
    as a class.

  •   There are 12
      parts (more significant parts can be split between 2 students. Students
      should initial next to their part.

 
 
 

 


 

Independent Work:


 

  •   Complete test
      prep questions on inferences, character motivation and details

 

 


 

 


 

Whole Group HW Preview:


 

  •   Go over words
      and definitions used to complete cloze passage about play write

 

 


 

 


 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • What are two elements unique to texts written
           as plays?


 

 


 

 

Homework


 

 
  • Two short answer questions about the play and
           cloze vocab passage


 

 


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Drama


 

 3/15


 

 

Day


 

 

Monday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT Explain what makes drama different than other types of
      literature.

  •   SWBAT read and analyze an example of a play.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 
  • Describe a theatrical “play” in your own words.

  • Have you ever seen a play before?


 

 

Do Now Review


 

 

Take students responses.


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Class Notes:


 
  • Define drama. When we say drama, we are talking
           about plays.

  • Show excerpt of “Superman” text. Have students
           circle anything that looks different. Have students come to the board to circle

  • Two big ideas that make plays different than
           other genres:

  • 1. Plays have the names of characters to show
           you who is talking.

  • 2. Plays have stage directions to tell the
           actors what to do (like how to
           talk or where to move) Have
           student come to front to demo superman line with (sighing) stage
           direction. Have another student come up to play the bad guy and demo
           (jumps of front of Superman stage direction).


 

Stage directions help us visualize what a character is doing. Stage directions help us better understand the play.*Hint: Stage
  directions are in italics and (parentheses)
 
or [brackets] just because a words in italics doesn’t
  mean it’s a stage direction.


 
  • Define time: WHEN the play or a part of a play
           takes place. Examples: Long ago,
           1923, several hours later.
      

  • Define setting: WHERE the play or a part of the
           play takes place.


 

In a play, you are often
  given the basic setting (this is different than a novel or short story). The
  author gives us details in the text that are like hints that describe the
  setting for the reader in better detail.


 

 


 

Pre-reading:


 
  • At what time did the play occur?

  • What is the setting?

  • Who are the characters in this scene? Circle
           them.

  • Circle two examples of stage directions.
           Explain what the directions telling the actors to do?


 

 


 

Guided Reading Groups: spilt by
  column


 
  • Discuss meaning of “at rise” and “scene”
           Explain that scene is a part of a play (kind of like a chapter in a
           book). What scene are we reading?

  • Read and analyze “Anne of Green Gables. (Have
           students read aloud poem as different characters, one column of text at
           a time – read stage directions to themselves but stop and discuss them).


 

 


 

Independent Work :


 
  • Answer post reading questions independently.
           Review answers as a class. Push why right answer options are right and
           why wrong answer options are wrong.


 

 

Organization (1)


 

 

File CW in HW folder


 

 

Preview HW (1)


 

 

  •   Folklore unit
      wrap-up survey

  •   ANet letters
      MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED: (HW center and follow-up phone call otherwise).

 
 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • Describe two things that make the text of a
           play different.


 

 

Materials


 

 
  • Individualized ANet letters


 

 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                
         


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Folklore


 

3/15/2010


 

 

Day


 

 


 

 

Tuesday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT perform and analyze readers theatre adaptation of A Raison in the Sun

  •   SWBAT make accurate inferences about the text.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 

  •   Nonfiction
      passage about woodchucks with inference questions

 

Discuss why each answer option is correct/incorrect


 

 


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Whole Class:


 

  •   Discuss difference between readers theatre and a play (no stage
      directions)

  •   Students will
      read and perform readers theatre adaptation of A
      Raison in the Sun
    as a class.

  •   There are 12
      parts (more significant parts can be split between 2 students. Students
      should initial next to their part.

 
 
 

 


 

Independent Work:


 

  •   Complete test
      prep questions on inferences, character motivation and details

 

 


 

 


 

Whole Group HW Preview:


 

  •   Go over words
      and definitions used to complete cloze passage about play write

 

 


 

 


 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • What are two elements unique to texts written
           as plays?


 

 


 

 

Homework


 

 
  • Two short answer questions about the play and
           cloze vocab passage


 

 


 




 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                     


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Drama


 

 3/15


 

 

Day


 

 

Monday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT Explain what makes drama different than other types of
      literature.

  •   SWBAT read and analyze an example of a play.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 
  • Describe a theatrical “play” in your own words.

  • Have you ever seen a play before?


 

 

Do Now Review


 

 

Take students responses.


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Class Notes:


 
  • Define drama. When we say drama, we are talking
           about plays.

  • Show excerpt of “Superman” text. Have students
           circle anything that looks different. Have students come to the board to circle

  • Two big ideas that make plays different than
           other genres:

  • 1. Plays have the names of characters to show
           you who is talking.

  • 2. Plays have stage directions to tell the
           actors what to do (like how to
           talk or where to move) Have
           student come to front to demo superman line with (sighing) stage
           direction. Have another student come up to play the bad guy and demo
           (jumps of front of Superman stage direction).


 

Stage directions help us visualize what a character is doing. Stage directions help us better understand the play.*Hint: Stage
  directions are in italics and (parentheses)
 
or [brackets] just because a words in italics doesn’t
  mean it’s a stage direction.


 
  • Define time: WHEN the play or a part of a play
           takes place. Examples: Long ago,
           1923, several hours later.
      

  • Define setting: WHERE the play or a part of the
           play takes place.


 

In a play, you are often
  given the basic setting (this is different than a novel or short story). The
  author gives us details in the text that are like hints that describe the
  setting for the reader in better detail.


 

 


 

Pre-reading:


 
  • At what time did the play occur?

  • What is the setting?

  • Who are the characters in this scene? Circle
           them.

  • Circle two examples of stage directions.
           Explain what the directions telling the actors to do?


 

 


 

Guided Reading Groups: spilt by
  column


 
  • Discuss meaning of “at rise” and “scene”
           Explain that scene is a part of a play (kind of like a chapter in a
           book). What scene are we reading?

  • Read and analyze “Anne of Green Gables. (Have
           students read aloud poem as different characters, one column of text at
           a time – read stage directions to themselves but stop and discuss them).


 

 


 

Independent Work :


 
  • Answer post reading questions independently.
           Review answers as a class. Push why right answer options are right and
           why wrong answer options are wrong.


 

 

Organization (1)


 

 

File CW in HW folder


 

 

Preview HW (1)


 

 

  •   Folklore unit
      wrap-up survey

  •   ANet letters
      MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED: (HW center and follow-up phone call otherwise).

 
 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • Describe two things that make the text of a
           play different.


 

 

Materials


 

 
  • Individualized ANet letters


 

 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                
         


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Folklore


 

3/15/2010


 

 

Day


 

 


 

 

Tuesday


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 

  •   SWBAT perform and analyze readers theatre adaptation of A Raison in the Sun

  •   SWBAT make accurate inferences about the text.

 
 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 

  •   Nonfiction
      passage about woodchucks with inference questions

 

Discuss why each answer option is correct/incorrect


 

 


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Whole Class:


 

  •   Discuss difference between readers theatre and a play (no stage
      directions)

  •   Students will
      read and perform readers theatre adaptation of A
      Raison in the Sun
    as a class.

  •   There are 12
      parts (more significant parts can be split between 2 students. Students
      should initial next to their part.

 
 
 

 


 

Independent Work:


 

  •   Complete test
      prep questions on inferences, character motivation and details

 

 


 

 


 

Whole Group HW Preview:


 

  •   Go over words
      and definitions used to complete cloze passage about play write

 

 


 

 


 

 

Closing (2)


 

 
  • What are two elements unique to texts written
           as plays?


 

 


 

 

Homework


 

 
  • Two short answer questions about the play and
           cloze vocab passage


 

 


 

Lesson Resources

2010.03.15.Task 207.CW.drama intro.doc  
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