Topic: Drama Subject: ELA Grade: 10
Key Learning: Understanding key components and dramatic conventions enhances the
understanding, interpretation, and analysis of text.
Unit Essential Question: How do dramatic conventions make drama a unique form of
writing and expression?
Concept(s): Concept(s): Concept(s):
Dramatic Conventions Dramatic Genres Comprehension,
Lesson Essential Lesson Essential Lesson Essential
Questions: Questions: Question:
1. Why are dramatic 1. How does each 1. How do dramatic
conventions necessary in dramatic genre have conventions and genre
plays, musicals, and its own unique convey theme and
productions? pattern? meaning?
Standards: 1.3.11A, 1.3.11B
2. How can identifying Anchors: R11.B.1.2.1, R.11.B.2.1.2 2. How do literary elements
dramatic conventions allow and devices enhance the
readers to interpret and overall understanding of
analyze dramatic drama?
productions? Standards: 1.1.11A, 1.1.11D, 1.1.11E,
1.2.11D 1.2.11E, 1.3.11C, 1.3.11D
Standards: 1.3.11C, 1.3.11D
Anchors: R.11A.1.3.1, R11.A.1.4.1,
Anchors: R11.B.1.1.1, R.11.B.2.2.1
R.11.A.1.5.1, R.126.96.36.199, R11A.1.6.2
R11.B.2.1.1, R11.B.2.1.2, R.11.B.2.2.2,
Vocabulary: Vocabulary: Vocabulary:
Stage Directions, Dramatic Tragedy, Comedy, History, Plot Outline/ Diagram,
Personae Tragicomedy Dramatic Structures, Genre
Soliloquy, Aside, Dramatic Modern/Contemporary,
Irony, Verbal Irony, Shakespearean, Greek.
Situational Irony, Tragic
Flaw, Tragic Hero, Comic
Allusion, Analysis of
Concept: Writing Drama
How do I write an effective
script using appropriate
dramatic conventions and
Standards: 1.4.11A, 1.5.11D, 1.5.11E,
Script, Plot Outline,