Drama Introduction

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SWBAT accurately identify and define dramatic terms.

Big Idea

Enter drama, center stage.

Warm Up/Independent Work: Pen Pal Project

30 minutes

Model Monday/Pen Pal Project Week 4 of 6

For the first 30 minutes of class students will login to their Pen Pal accounts and respond to both the Pen Pal and this weeks topic.

First, they will respond to their Pen Pal since they will be discussing last weeks topic.  Then, we will view the video for this weeks topic together and briefly discuss "model" responses before they dive into the questions for the week.  To demonstrate "models", I chose a student or two based on their work from the previous week and ask them to share their work on the SMART board.  I also have SMART sync software that allows me to broadcast individual student screens to all other student computers.  Of course, if you do not have access there are always ways around it. For example, you could print and copy student models to distribute to students for discussion.

Any questions not completed and submitted in class are homework.  Students have until the end of the week to submit. This allows those without internet access at home to stay after school and utilize the school labs during Extended School Services.


15 minutes

Today's lesson will begin our new unit on Drama.  This is a very conversational lesson.  I will ask students to take a handout from the caddy.  They will complete this handout by adding a few words here and there as we go through the attached powerpoint together.  *Note that both the handout and powerpoint must be downloaded in order to view correctly.

While taking notes may not seem necessary in your classroom, I ask students to do this so they are actively involved with the vocabulary of the topic.  I feel that it is necessary to keep many of my students on task and value the physical act of writing the words.  It is possible to just give students the information as a reference sheet if you choose.

We will discuss topics, questions, whether or not words are familiar, etc. as needed. 

Wrap Up

10 minutes

To wrap up today's lesson, students will practice and play games with the terms on our class Quizlet page. If you follow me, you know that my students have an account and through this I can assign and monitor students work with vocabulary sets.  (If not, see this lesson from earlier the school year.)Students will have until the end of the week to have completed the learn mode demonstrating their ability to identify and define the terms.