Monday, July 29, 2013

5.5 Drama

(5) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze the similarities and differences between an original text and its dramatic adaptation.

There is a lot in this TEK. I see inferences, draw conclusions, comparing 2 types of genres. A great example that comes to mind for 5th grade is the story of Paul Revere. There is a poem, a drama and a short story.

Here is the poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Here is the short story : Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

I know that the basal reader we used last year had a short play in it but I can not seem to find one online any where. :( 

I begin my lesson on the Elements of a Drama: create a foldable with Act, Characters, Conflict/Plot, Dialogue, Scenes, Setting, Stage Directions, and Theme

Have students fill in graphic organizer labeling this items as they read the drama.

To add technology in classroom use this link can create one with the class

Making Inferences kids need to know that an inference is a combination of what they know in life + Text evidence. I have a great puzzle piece anchor chart I used for this. And a "formula" BK {background Knowledge} + TC {Text clues/ evidence} = INFERRING! Some of the kids could remember this better because BK {Burger King} TC {Taco Cabana} Inferring Graphic Organizer

 Here is a great game to play online with inferences Inference Riddles .

Drawing Conclusions - Is very similar to Inferring. I created a Graphic Organizer that can be glued into the journal or used whenever conclusions are needed.  Draw Conclusion Graphic Organizer

When you want to find the similarities and differences between the original text and the drama, a simple Vinn Diagram is the perfect solution. My students used this often in class.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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