This is the handout that I give to start our "IMPROV" unit of study.
It goes over the 2 types (spontaneous, rehearsed) and some general ways to make good improv scenes.
The second page lists some rules, but of course you can add in your own, depending on what style of improv you're doing, and how you want to mark it. (depending on your age group/abilities)
Some of my rules include;
-having a clear beginning, middle, end
-say "YES AND..."
-establish the setting
-don't ask open-ended questions
If you want a specific workshop lesson on the rules where students give an example of FOLLOWING the rule / NOT following the rule, here's another option:
Also in my shop! More stuff for your IMPROV unit (my #1 favourite unit)
Improv COMPLETE unit bundle
SPONTANEOUS IMPROV GAMES:
Improv Game - Explain Your Tattoo
Improv Game - GTA (Grand Theft Auto)
Improv Game - Party Quirks
Improv Game - Good Cop / Bad Cop
Improv Game - Why Are You Late?!
...and the rest of my improv stuff is here!