These pages are developed for use in an Interactive Student Notebook.
The first handout is an Anticipation Guide. Students are given 7 statements that they must state whether they agree or disagree and then explain why they feel this way. I use this page as a LEFT or RIGHT side activity. LEFT side of the DRAMA cover page or a RIGHT side activity where they have to further explain one of the topics.
Next I have included a DRAMA cover page. On this page you will find the title of the play, author and a chart to list Terms to Know for the Drama unit.
The last group of pages are ACT Cover Pages 1-5. I use each page as a marker where one act ends and another begins. But, more importantly I use them so students can see the structure of the play: Act ONE: Exposition (students list the setting, characters and major conflict); Act TWO: Rising Action (fill-in the blank statements for each scene that show conflicts that are occurring); Act THREE: Crisis/Turning Point (define turning point and look at events so far that have been suspenseful/leading to conflict; Act FOUR: Falling Action (review the turning point and then look closely at dramatic irony; Act FIVE: Climax (define it, look at themes and reflect).
I use Act Cover Pages as RIGHT side activities and then always had students create a story board for each act on the left side. Each story board had 6 boxes, captions, included at least 2 quotes from the play and illustrations. They were used to as a good summary of the act.
All pages include a key except the Anticipation Guide.