Objective: Students interpret characters, settings, and main ideas of a text through drama.
This lesson is a great way for students to actively engage with any piece of literature or a historical event. The focus is on looking deeply at the main ideas of a text and creating drama scenes following group discussions and decisions. There are three layers to this lesson: still images, pantomimed scenes, and enacted scenes. It is easily adaptable for use in many areas of the curriculum, so it is recommended for 3rd
grade through high school.