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Grade 8 Dramatic Reading

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This quarter, the Grade 8 students were introduced to Greek Drama and they read Sophocles’s “Antigone.”

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Each student was assigned a character and created a mask to represent it. The activity allowed the students to undergo the same creative process from a thousand years ago, when Greeks wore masks during performances. The students also had the chance to practice by doing table reads

 

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Over two sessions, the class performed a dramatic reading. Apart from wearing masks, they internalized their characters and were acquainted with the bone of contention: divine will vs. human will.

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This text itself is a jump-off point to the class’s next activity: debate.

 

 

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English Teacher for Grades 8, 9 and 11 LangLit SL Theory of Knowledge Grade 11 Extended Essay Coordinator Creative Writing Club Moderator View all posts by Ms. Magallona →

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