Your students will love writing and acting out their secret skits! In this activity, partners are assigned the names of two characters with specific traits. Their challenge is to write a skit that reveals the characters’ traits without ever saying it in the skit! They need to first think of a setting and situation that would reveal those traits, and then write a skit using the drama structure. Their focus is to write action and dialogue that will provide the audience clues to each character’s trait. As each pair acts out their skit, students work together to try to figure out the traits based on the action and dialogue in the skits. Have fun!
Note: The example skit is from a chapter in the book "Because of Mr. Terupt", but you could create your own example from any book to achieve the same purpose.