Lesson Introduction to Dramatic Elements
Pacing 45 minutes
Level Gen Ed
Submission Date 2009-07-29
Authors J Gabriel Trevino
Objective Statement(Intended Learnings) Identify and define the literary elements of drama
Universal Themes Patterns Structure Relation
TEKS# Knowledge Skills / Student Expectations Assessment
Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama. Students understand, make inferences
and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide
8.5 evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to
analyze how different playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists
through the dialogue and staging of their plays.
Formative Based on completion of notes, either independently or cooperatively
GT/Enrichment K- At the secondary level GT students receive services in advanced-level courses.
12 Suggested enrichment for students ready for additional challenge:
Setting, Character, Character Types (round, flat, dynamic, static), Exposition, Plot, Conflict,
Dialogue, Monologue, Stage Directions, Theme
Introduction to You may begin this lesson with a teacher-led PowerPoint presentation (option one,
Dramatic below) or with a cooperative learning activity (option two, below).
Option One: Begin by displaying the PowerPoint presentation Dramatic Elements for
students and assign dialectical notes. (Note: Students should write the presented
information in the wider right column.) Allow students to participate by defining the
dramatic elements as they are revealed on screen.
Option Two: Before beginning the lesson, duplicate the handout Dramatic Elements.
Cut all the boxes and place in an envelope. Distribute the envelopes to cooperative
learning groups and allow some time for the elements to be matched to their
corresponding definitions. Go over the answers and discuss the concepts. Allow
students time to copy the information into their notes.
Assessment: Based on completed notes on dramatic elements.
Student Work Products: Completed notes on dramatic elements
Extended Learning(Homework): N/A
Principles Of Learning:
Organizing for Effort,
Academic Rigor in a Thinking Curriculum