Three Scenes from a Book Lesson

Three Scenes from a Book Lesson

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.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Concentration
  • Imitation
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Story Elements
  • Teamwork


  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Story Elements
  • Story Structure
  • Teamwork


  • Circle
  • Open