Lesson Plan

Parts of a Drama

Expose your students to the wonderful genre of drama, but be sure to teach them the important key terms so they understand the structure. Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *Putting a Play Together!* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Putting a Play Together! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to define terminology related to the genre of plays and drama. Students will be able to compare and contrast dramas with other types of literature such as chapter books and poetry.

Language

Students will be able to articulate academic vocabulary using complete sentences with sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Comparing Drama to Other GenresWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateVocabulary Cards: Parts of a DramaGlossary: Parts of a Drama
  • Display a blank concept web on the board with the words "Drama" and "Plays" in the center.
  • Access background knowledge by prompting students to think about what they know about this genre, and record their answers in the outer circles of the concept web. Confirm and reword answers as needed before writing them in the web.
  • Explain to the group that today’s lesson will focus on the key terms that make this genre unique.