Reflection: Modeling Don't Be So Dramatic! - Section 3: Guided Practice


I will be honest, I dreaded going in to this unit.  Teaching drama is not my favorite unit to teach and usually the students are not very thrilled.  I was pleasantly surprised that they were more engaged than I had expected.  When it came to this section-modeling the use of stage direction, the students did very well.  They were able to explain the importance of including the stage direction and how it impacts the development of the story.

I was really happy to hear the students explain how it helped develop the character, the conflict, as well as the plot of the story. 

I did end up having the students come up to the board and demonstrate the underlining.  A movement break was much needed by this point in the lesson and it seemed to re-engage the students at the right moment. 

I still feel they need additional practice with reading and understanding how the stage direction fits into the structure of a drama, but am happy with the progress we made today. 

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Don't Be So Dramatic!

Unit 7: Unit 5 Drama
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT define the elements of a drama.

Big Idea: Students get dramatic, reading and analyzing plays!

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English / Language Arts, dramatic structure, drama
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