Reflection: Homework Drama! Drama! Drama! Day 2 - Section 3: Independent Practice


Working so much with the drama in class, I really wanted to see how much the students truly understood and comprehended the text.  I decided to give the analysis and plot chart for homework.  I wanted the students to really demonstrate their understanding for the story and the how the plot unfolded. 

I gave the assignments out with 25 minutes left in class.  This was plenty of time for them to start working and for me to determine if they were ready to take it home and work independently or not.  If a student would have demonstrated that he or she really did not comprehend the drama, I would not assign the analysis.  I would have pulled the student in during our enrichment time to discuss the drama.  I could have also provided guided notes for the student to use with the drama-or even have focused in on one scene for the objective. 

However, all students demonstrated understanding and were working well on completing the handout.  I can tell some students are going to struggle with the correct placement of the climax of the story and I will have to address that when we go over the handout, but overall, they did were demonstrating understanding!

  Homework: Analysis
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Drama! Drama! Drama! Day 2

Unit 7: Unit 5 Drama
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze the structure of a drama to determine how conflict is developed.

Big Idea: "The tools of conquest lie within us" Students finish our study of conflict using the teleplay "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street."

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English / Language Arts, dramatic structure, drama
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