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Reader's Theater: Spooky Stories

English

Introduction to Playwriting by a Natural Drama Queen

In this 5-week online course, the student will learn the elements of a story before writing a play.
Profe Diana Algarin y Diaz
8 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 5 weeks
11-15
year olds
1-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will improve their understanding of the elements of a story: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution, setting, characters, conflict...
Students will improve their application of the elements of a story merging into elements of a play: dialogue, genre, actions...
I hold a bachelor's degree in Philosophy with a double concentration in Fashion Design and Interior Design from the World University of Puerto Rico. My studies included studying English where I did few playwriting scripts. I hold a master's degree in Varying Exceptionalities from the Central University of Orlando. My studies also included playwriting teaching different scenes and strategies to practice coworkers teamwork and making material comprehensible to special education students sensitive to certain subjects due to past experiences. As an ESOL (English Student of Other Language) teacher, I taught English. I planned numerous Theater Readers setting with props, characters, and stage to help students to increase fluency. As a parent, I helped my own children to perform in dramas dressed in colonial times. 

I abide by the school ethics I worked with for fifteen years: values and principles that guide the behavior of people and organizations in relation to their responsibilities and decision making. The slides have been selected carefully with due admiration and respect for cultural differences. Diversity is beautiful, accepted, and encouraged. Nevertheless, there might be any sensitive information due to family values and past experiences unaware to Mrs. Algarin. Parents might choose to sit sporadically to ensure a safe and productive learning environment conducive to learning. 
Students must work on their outlines and writing at home...
 1 file available upon enrollment
A one-page handout of Freytag's triangle will be provided to review and study the elements of a story.
Learner's progress will be assessed by their ability to apply what they are learning as seen in the product of playwriting...
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Not limited to: 
Freystag Triangle: https://medium.com/@sushisev/one-missing-element-of-storytelling-d261c22eafa#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20Freytag's%20Triangle,Reversal%2C%20Resolution%2C%20and%20Denouncement.
https://www.nfi.edu/writing-a-play-script/

Teacher

Profe Diana Algarin y Diaz
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
In everything I teach, there is something I learn
8 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired special education teacher who taught all the basic classes from K-12. I graduated from university of Central Florida with a master of arts in 2002. I hold few add-ons certificates, such as RESOL (ESOL and Reading), English, SS, and... 
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