MaterialsClassroom teacher will have the class complete research on the different ecosystems. Students will bring information with them to the drama class.
Introduction/Review of drama vocabulary/skills needed to write a play/drama.
Class is divided into at least four small groups of 4-6 students; drama teacher will model how to develop a scene initially through improvisation. Students will complete an improv exercise and critique.
Teacher will provide a rubric to assess student knowledge of ecosystems (classroom teacher). Four different ecosystems will be represented within the class. One ecosystem per group. Students develop their own word/vocabulary wall to include all parts of the ecosystem i.e. habitats, species, food sources, interdependence…to be incorporated into the play/drama.
Teacher will lead students in a brainstorming activity to develop a list of elements that could be included in a rubric to assess their script and performance. Students as a class will develop a rubric to assess their script and performance.
Students will work in their designated group to start developing (improve, story mapping, webbing…) and writing their script.
Teacher will review with vocabulary/skills/elements of a script. Teacher will assess each group’s progress and start doing revisions/additions as appropriate.
In their group, students will run through their script. If needed, they will make revisions/additions. Rehearse.
Students should use teacher developed and student developed rubric to self assess their script. Then do a pair-share assessment.
Students perform drama/play. Teacher uses rubric to assess knowledge of ecosystems. Students use rubric to assess script and performance.