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Structural Elements


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

  1. Act Up and Put on a Play - numerous plays to select to use in class.
  2. An exploration of Physical Theatre - lessons and activity [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  3. 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.
  4. Free Skits for Kids - Numerous skits for children.
  5. Reader's Theater Titles - Scroll to the bottom of this page for find plays to download. From Timeless Teacher Stuff.
  6. 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.
  7. Stage directions poem - helps students remember terminology An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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