Do you want to teach the elements of Drama with a movie? Look right here.
I have used this product in my classroom for years! I absolutely love showing this Alfred Hitchcock movie to the students. It is so much fun exposing them to films they would never watch on their own. Every year I start the movie and every year the students groan, “Why do we have to watch such an old movie!” I promptly tell them to hush and trust me. By the end, they love it and ask if we can watch another movie just like it.
I use this movie to teach elements of fiction and drama. This movie works beautifully as a drama because it takes place all in their apartment. (It was also taken from a play with the same name.) I use the first worksheet (page 3-6) included to teach stage directions. I help walk the students through why stage directions are important and how they might be written based on the movements that the characters make. This first few pages are scaffolded to help the students practice writing the stage directions.
The next worksheet talks about the elements of fiction and elements of film. I use this part to help review literary terms with students. (page 7-9)
The last page is a character double bubble. This asks the students to compare the two main men in the movie (Mark and Tony). Students must fill in the double bubble with comparisons and contrasts between the two men. They are then asked to write a compare and contrast paragraph about the two men.