Title: Keep Talking!
This activity energizes students and enables students to practice listening and speaking. Students will use improvisational skills to speak on any given topic for one minute without stopping. This activity will enhance students' ability to think quickly on their feet, improve their social skills, and prepare them for play script writing
Standard(s): [AED] TH (5) 5: Analyze a dramatic performance to identify its intended personal emotional response.
Title: Get Yourself in Order!
Students identify events that form a sequence and demonstrate this by showing the steps in a common task. The students will improvise in front of their peers who will attempt to identify the tasks they are improvising. Students will use personal experience and imagination to perform their improvisations.
Standard(s): [AED] TH (5) 4: Compare theatrical characteristics of pantomime, improvisation, and scripted drama.
Title: Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script
Lights! Camera! Action! In this lesson, students view a scene with no dialogue from E.T., write a script for that scene, and perform a dramatic reading while the scene plays.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 36: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. [SL.5.5]
Title: Readers Theatre
Students develop scripts, perform, and use their voices to depict characters from texts, giving them the opportunity to develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 43: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation). [L.4.6]