Lesson Plan

Who are the Key Characters?

Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to help your students identify key characters and events in fiction stories. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Play it Again lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Play It Again lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Play It Again lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to retell stories through plays they have written, including key details.

Language

Students will be able to retell the key events, characters, and details from a fiction text with grade level words using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Ask students if they have ever played the game charades. Explain that in charades, you are trying to get people to guess what you are acting out.
  • Invite three students to the front of the class and quietly pass out one of the pre-written cards to each student (reading the cards to each of them). Then have each student (in order) act out their card.
  • Have the rest of the class turn and talk to a partner to share what they think their peers were acting out.