Building Vocabulary Through Drama: Vocabulary Statues Lesson

Building Vocabulary Through Drama: Vocabulary Statues Lesson

Memorizing vocabulary words can be one of the most tedious tasks for students to do – so how could it possibly lend itself to drama? Using the drama concepts of tableaux, collaboration and planning, this exciting lesson for grades K-12 will break up the tedium of vocabulary learning by challenging students to research their own words, then share vocabulary inspired images with their classmates. This lesson integrates drama with Language Arts by teaching figurative language, dictionary skills, and tableaux in tandem.

NOTE: Building Vocabulary Through Drama: Vocabulary Statues is part of our unique library of integrated lessons. These specialized lessons simultaneously teach concepts and skills related to drama and the other subject(s) targeted in the lesson. In addition, these lessons are designed to meet National Standards for Drama and for the integrated subject(s), so you can reach learning goals across multiple disciplines.

Grade Level

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  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Following Directions
  • Language
  • Partner Work
  • Personification
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Teamwork
  • Transformation


  • Collaboration
  • Language Arts
  • Teamwork


  • Open