Explain the purpose and use of structural elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., scenes, acts, cast of characters, stage directions) in plays that are read or viewed. 0601.8.14
Links verified on 3/10/2016
- Act Up and Put on a Play - numerous plays to select to use in class.
- An exploration of Physical Theatre - lessons and activity [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism - This unit is for high school, but is very adaptable for 6th grade as it contains all of the elements of drama in a script for illustrations.
- Free Skits for Kids - Numerous skits for children.
- Reader's Theater Titles - Scroll to the bottom of this page for find plays to download. From Timeless Teacher Stuff.
- Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays - Readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. These plays are for younger students, but 6th graders can add scenes, acts, and stage directions themselves to see if they understand the structural elements.
- Stage directions poem - helps students remember terminology
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