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By Debra Mitchell, 826CHI

Students become script detectives in this lesson, searching for the underlying structure of every play. Student then draw from memories to inspire original plays.


Grades 6–9


Narrative, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts


3 Sessions: Minimum 1 Hour Each

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Lesson instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

Students will be able to identify key elements of playwriting such as obstacles, desire, and fulfillment. They will draw inspiration from stories and their own experiences to create plays of their own.

What Your Students Will Produce

Students create scripts based on well-known stories and other creative sources of inspiration. They will turn personal memoirs into their original plays.   

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