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Drama Map

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Drama Map

Grades 6 – 12
Interactive Type Inquiry & Analysis
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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An updated version of the Story Map, this interactive best suits secondary students in literary study. Students can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution (shown at left) for a variety purposes and activities associated with works of drama. The interactive includes a set of graphic organizers which can facilitate postreading as well as prewriting activities that best suit your curriculum. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work

This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age

Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing Character in Hamlet through Epitaphs

Students create epitaphs for characters from a tragedy, such as Hamlet.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Preparing a Character for a New Job: Character Analysis through Job Placement

Working as career counselors for a literary character, students find a job for the character, prepare a resume, and design questions and answers to prepare them for a job interview.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

The Ten-Minute Play: Encouraging Original Response to Challenging Texts

Students use both analytical and creative skills to adapt passages from a novel with significant internal dialogue and conflict, such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, into a ten-minute play.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 27

Playwright August Wilson was born in 1945.

Students use the Timeline Tool and Drama Map to create a decade-by-decade record and play of their community's history.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 24

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof premiered in New York in 1955.

Students are introduced to the characteristics of drama, read a chapter from a novel the class has read, and create a script from the chapter that they will present to the class.