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Ch 70: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Teaching Theater

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Go over elements of drama and methods for teaching theater with these lessons. You can use this chapter to make sure you understand theater instruction before you complete the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Teaching Theater - Chapter Summary

Review the important skills needed to teach theater with this chapter. Our expert instructors will help you get ready for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam by ensuring that you understand:

  • The function of characters, plot, setting and symbolism in drama
  • How to encourage expressive performance
  • Tips for teaching the expressive and technical elements of theater
  • Components involved in developing theater programs

These lessons include step-by-step instruction about theater basics, as well as a review of important vocabulary words. Additionally, we offer interactive quizzes that allow you to put what you're studying into practice.

5 Lessons in Chapter 70: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Teaching Theater
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Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

1. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Encouraging Expressive Play & Performance

2. Encouraging Expressive Play & Performance

Children can be encouraged to express themselves and explore their personalities through play and performance in the classroom. This lesson discusses ways to encourage expression using dramatic play and performance opportunities.

How to Teach Theater: Methods & Tips

3. How to Teach Theater: Methods & Tips

Teaching theater is mostly a matter of providing selected opportunities for students to explore their own responses and reactions. This lesson will help get you started on the right track.

Teaching Technical Elements of Theater

4. Teaching Technical Elements of Theater

How does teaching technical elements of theater promote students' ability to define and support character, environment, mood, action, and theme? What about in altering space to create suitable environments for dramatic play and performance? Let's find out.

Developing Effective Theater Programs for Students

5. Developing Effective Theater Programs for Students

The many activities that fall under the heading of 'theater program' can add much to the curriculum offered by a school. Students at varying developmental levels can find something of interest and educational value.

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