Teaching Grammar Through Theater

Teaching grammar

By Alice Savage

At first glance, teaching grammar and theater might seem at odds. A grammar-focused lesson generally aims to clarify a decontextualized rule such as how to use the past, present, future or telling the quantity of something. Examples “in context” are provided but without the messiness of human emotions and intentions.

Theater,
on the other hand, tends to feature the opposite. A play, sketch or improv
activity tends to embrace the messiness of human connections (and
misconnections). It relies on grammar to get information across, but it also
layers . . .

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