Tableau Activity

Tableau Activity

In teams, participants create still pictures that demonstrate aesthetic principles such as level, shape, and gesture. Tableaux can be used effectively in many drama and integrated lessons, so the possibilities are endless!

Tableau Journal Grade 6 and Up

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each poem, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.

Grade Level

  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


  • Aesthetics
  • Body
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Emotions
  • Facial Expressions
  • Gesture
  • Imagination
  • Observation
  • Planning
  • Plot
  • Practicing
  • Process
  • Teamwork
  • Voice


  • Character Education
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Art


  • Open