Analyzing a Dramatic Review

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Lesson Plan Details
45 minutes

Students will learn how to read and analyze the structure of a critical review of a dramatic performance

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Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to find an example of critical a critical dramatic review of a movie or television show.


In this lesson, the instructor will...

1. Explain the three parts of a critical review: Introduction, Body, and Summary

2. Have the students read the example review while looking for the organizational breaks between the introduction, body, and summary.

3. With a partner the students will discuss the organization of the critical review to reach an agreement on where the organizational breaks are located in the example review.

4. Lead a whole class discussion on the effectiveness of the example review's organizational structure.


After the "whole class" discussion, the students will complete a quiz on the class website (edmodo).

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1C. Develop or apply models and simulations to explore complex systems, issues and trends.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Digital Citizenship: 
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Career Related Learning Standards
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3B. Listen attentively and summarize key elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.
CR3D. Read technical/ instructional materials for information and apply to specific tasks.
CR4B. Demonstrate skills that improve team effectiveness (e.g., negotiation, compromise, consensus building, conflict management, shared decision making and goal-setting).
Employment Foundations: 
CR5C. Identify parts of organizations and systems and how they fit together.