Lesson Plan Title: Drama English Bridge Continuation
Date: February 28, 2017 Subject: ELA/ Drama Grade: 7/8 Topic: Drama
Materials: Bodies, Pen, Paper Time: 1 hr. (Split into two 30 minute classes)
Essential Question: How does role playing using the dramatic arts function as a catalyst for learning about self, others, other subjects, and the world.
|See Drama English Bridge- Party Quirks for BAL’s, CCC’s, Outcomes and Indicators, PGP goals, and assessment.
Stage 1- Desired Results –
|What do they need to understand, know, and/or able to do?
How does role playing help you learn about yourself, others, other subjects, and the world.
Demonstrate confidence and imagination
To further their knowledge of descriptive language
|Stage 3- Learning Plan
Motivational/Anticipatory Set (introducing topic while engaging the students) (15 Mins)
-Hand back their papers.
-Talk about the host as a detective trying to ask questions and figure out who is at their party.
-Write possible questions to ask guests on the board.
Main Procedures/Strategies: (5 min explanation and 30 Mins activity (Split into 5 mins each))
1. Do a round as the host- ask teacher to choose the quirks for the students.
2. Write down some of the things I noticed about one character and write a sentence about them on the board to scaffold the style and detail of the hand-in assignment. (Clarification purposes as well)
See activity Party Quirks below.
1. Each round consists of 4 people: 3 have quirks and there is one host. Students have approx. 5 mins to conduct the round (but they may not need the full amount of time).
2. The audience will (on paper) provide a quick description of two characters (from any of the rounds to be handed in at the end of class).
-Varying difficulty of “quirks”
-Using drama to expand vocabulary (a different way to learn ELA rather than only worksheets)
-Whiteboard examples and questions to help students if they need a quick helper during the scene.
-Talking about the host as more of a detective for clarification purposes
Closing of lesson: (approx. 10 Mins)
– Identify and discuss the importance of focus to successful drama work.
– Explain how drama work helps to develop a deeper understanding of communication and interdependence. (Clarity, Focus, Intentions) (Could you do this exercise by yourself?)
-How does this lesson apply to your English Class?
–How did your use of descriptive language enhance your ability to form a clearer mental picture of the character your classmates were creating?
M. Wilkinson ’16 *Adapted from Understanding by Design (McTighe and Wiggins, 1998)