Six short fairy tale scenes with character suggestions that change the meaning behind the dialogue! 7 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Identifying subtext in a play or scene is an important skill. Each actor reveals the real meaning of the spoken words through their tone of voice, facial expression, pacing, volume, gestures and movement. In this lesson, students will learn to discover and analyze subtext in dialogue by acting out scenes from fairy tales.

The lesson includes:

  • Easy script for you to use to introduce the concept
  • Instructions for the activity
  • Six short scenes from fairy tales
  • Subtext discussion questions for each fairy tale
  • Subtext variations for each scene that change the meaning behind the dialogue

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