Have the room set up in a performance orientation with the chairs/desks facing a performing area. Have the CD player readily accessible to the presenters in the front of the room.
Presentations – Have each student present their Director’s Book. Watch the clock and keep the presentations to the five-minute time limit.
Instruction – While the books are being presented, have the “audience members” keep notes on what they are watching/listening to. They will be voting at the end of the presentations on which plays should be directed for the student produced night of one-acts.
Guided Practice – After all of the Director’s Books are presented, have the students write their top three play choices on a sheet of paper. Remind them to consider a balance of styles of plays and unique concept choices in their decisions.
Checking for Understanding – Collect the voting sheets and the completed Director’s Books. On your own time, after grading the Director’s Books, determine and post/announce which plays will be performed for the student produced night of one-acts.
Students can be assessed through their Director’s Book presentation and their voting sheet.