This is for the TABLEAU unit of study, which is the first unit in both grade 9 and 10 drama classes.
I do this as the first unit because it teaches students the basics of a good presentation - levels and depth, big facial expressions, etc.
This handout explains all the elements of a successuful tableau.
This resource includes:
-a page with the 3 main elements of a good tableau, with an explanation of each (included also is a mini rubric, so they see the expectations, as well as brief history of tableau)
-a page with famous images that students can re-create as part of a workshop practice for tableau
This is a really important unit for having students understand the basics before moving into the next major units.
It has them focus on SHOWING, not telling (since zero words are involved!).
It's all body expression.
ALSO IN MY SHOP!
TABLEAU unit bundle
Tableau RUBRIC (generic for any project)
Tableau INTRO PROJECT - "Yearbook Photos"
Tableau PROJECT - "Family Vacation...Gone Wrong!"
Tableau PROJECT - "The 5 Stages of Life"
Tableau PROJECT - "Song Story" (students #1 favourite)
Tableau INTRO PROJECT - "Ohh Those High School Years"