Objective: students identify elements of drama used in celebrations or events that are not formal plays.
Students choose an event where they might see elements of drama being used, even if it is not a formal play by actors on a stage. In small groups, students plan and present a staging of the selected event (part of the second grade objectives). We also created a worksheet to help guide the initial discussion and present ideas on the elements of drama. Download and print out the worksheet for each student group in the class. There is a “cue sheet” included for you as well. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Second Grade Curriculum.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, 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. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Second Grade Curriculum.