Reflection: Student Ownership Reading Drama: Acting out Act III of "A Raisin in the Sun" - Section 3: Following Stage Directions: Acting out "A Raisin in the Sun"


In order for students to be exposed to a variety of methods for reading drama, I set out planning this unit to address each technique, and by putting "student performance " last, the students were able to build their confidence and skills in speaking as we read the script. The students in the enactment videos truly impressed me with their performance; throughout the look at the play, students took ownership of the material and reacted strongly to the characters, especially Walter Lee. Impressions were both positive and negative, but students truly showed an ability to step outside their own cultural background in order to develop an understanding of the characters and characterization.

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Reading Drama: Acting out Act III of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Unit 17: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT cite textual evidence to demonstrate understanding of what the text says, thematic development, and complex characters through in-class responses to peer performances.

Big Idea: Does what you see on the page match what a peer sees? Today we examine how students put the performance of the play into practice.

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English / Language Arts, stage directions, class discussion, A Raisin in the Sun, Reading Drama
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