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Drama Activity in

Writing

.Mask Monologue …is a drama activity for writing that requires the students to first answer questions prepared by the teacher on paper and using the answers afterwards as poem to be presented using the mask they were given.

Mask Monologue • • • • • • What kids practice:  Narrative poetry Use of masks through the ages. “Masks" we may wear every day. Projection Enunciation .

narrative poem entitled "All About Me. Using the list of answers. ask students to create a short.What 2 colors you like?  .What is your name .What 2 animals you like? . Students have to decorate their masks as creative as they can 5.What is your hope to the future you? 2.What is your ambition? . and delivers the poem.What is your favorite possession . Hand out already-cut (eyes and mouth holes) empty oval cardboards to each student 4. each student stands up before the class. holds the mask over his or her face.What is your greatest fear? . When the masks are completed.“ 3.What is your favorite number? . Give students a list of questions about themselves : .What is your first memory as a child? .Mask Monologue 1. .

Example Mary is the name Bugs is never a friend Holding hand with Daddy Barbie doll is a true company Cats and dogs are cute Pink and yellow are great 2 and 3 is lucky To be a stewardess That lives life to the fullest .

Thank you! .

a ring. an iPod. Have the students read their lists out loud and challenge the class to guess which object they are describing. Next. Invite the students to choose one object and write ten descriptive words or phrases about it. delivering peer critiques What to do: Display a wide assortment of random objects on a table: a baseball cap. Have the class walk past them or hold them up so they can get a good look at them. . descriptive word choice. a cell phone. an old book. etc. Invite them to write a one-page monologue telling the story about how they lost it and what they will do to find it.Found Object Monologue What kids practice: Writing monologues. Have the students deliver the monologues in class and peer-critique them. ask students to imagine they have lost this object.

and the name Maggie means "righteous one").Name Game Monologue What kids practice: Naming traditions. telling a story about a time when they were challenged to show one of the overlapping traits. Have them write down what they find in the second column. each student should dramatize an event where they really became the true meaning of their name. Maggie is a member of the social justice club. baby name books. have them brainstorm a list of words (1520 minimum) that describe themselves. or their own families as a resource. voice What to do: Ask the students to divide a sheet of notebook paper into two columns. Pose the question "Is there anything that is connected in both columns?" (for example. to be delivered in front of the class. speaking as themselves. challenge students to compose a short monologue. Ask the students to find out the meaning of their name. Next. In other words. . the meaning of a name. In the first column. using the Internet. Write these connecting traits or qualities at the bottom of the page.

a celebration.). brainstorm a list of words that describe the emotions students showed when they were moving the sock puppet. How did they show these emotions using the puppet? Perhaps ask one or two students to demonstrate an emotion to the class using their puppet.) After each piece of music is played. (You might want to have them work in contained spaces so they don't knock into one another. etc. vocal variability. and they are to move the socks to the rhythm of the music. such as a rock song and a movement from a symphony. each student delivers the monologue in front of the class with the puppet telling the story. character creation. After the monologues are written. Ask students to write a monologue in which their sock puppet expresses emotion about something that has happened in its life (a problem. Have students put the socks on their hands. Tell the class that you will play two pieces of contrasting music. projection and enunciation What to do: Hand out one white sock to every student. Challenge the students to create a character out of their puppet just by using the emotions expressed through the movement of their hands. showing the emotion of the piece.Sock Puppet Monologue What kids practice: Storytelling. conflict. .

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