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