Drama Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Tap into your students' dramatic sides with this Study.com lesson plan. Examine the term, history and styles, then put students' new knowledge to use by asking them to analyze dramatic text.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define the term 'drama'
  • identify and explain styles of drama
  • explain the history of drama
  • analyze drama in text


50 minutes


  • samples of drama text, on student's grade level

Key Vocabulary

  • genre
  • drama
  • script
  • theatre
  • classical drama
  • morality plays
  • allegory
  • form
  • prose
  • poetry
  • dramatic style
  • verse

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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