:explode:Role Play/Drama :explode: (When? (If a concept is hard for…
Using simulations with students to promote deeper understanding of a topic
Acting out events or a process in the classroom
Inviting students to bring what they are learning to life by taking in knowledge and expressing it outwardly
Students can create their own scripts or be given a script for the role play
It can be teacher or student directed. Simulations are most often teacher directed, while skits and other dramatic forms can be used for presentations and internalizing content
Emphasizing important content
If a concept is hard for students to grasp
As reader's theater, to take the place of a reading assignment or to reinforce content and understanding by presenting it in a different format
As part of everyday differentiation! Role Play is fun, but can be time consuming. If groups are presenting skits, limit time for creating and performing to ensure efficiency
As a choice project for a summative or formative assignment
As a whole class activity to understand an experience
Different Learning Styles! This targets kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners all at once!
Acting out a concept helps students internalize it. When emotion is connected with learning, students are more likely to remember it.
Role Play and Drama encourage creativity with the subject! They require students to see what is essential and what the underlying problems are in what they are acting out. Whether it's a function or Shakespeare, students understand the WHY behind what they are doing
IN YOUR CLASSROOM!
TO PERFORM FOR ANOTHER CLASS IN THE SAME OR DIFFERENT CONTENT!