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Drama Activities


We do not experience language in isolation... but always in relation to a scenario, some background or persons and actions and events from which the things that are said derive their meaning. -M. A. K. Halliday 


Drama is used in ELA to enhance learning. Through activities such as improvisation, role play and simulations, students come come to new understandings about the texts they read and produce.



Additional Resources

Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. Drama is Imagining to Learn: Inquiry, Ethics, and Integration Through Drama.

The Drama Resource website offers strategies and ideas for drama.

NCTE's Reade Write Think offers this Literature-Based Mock Trial lesson plan for Cycle I classrooms.

Education Closet offers a wealth of resources for art integration, including this step-by-step guide to exploring Hot Seating in the classroom.