Document Type

Lesson/Unit Plans and Activities

Publication Date

Spring 5-29-2020


Theatre Arts


This reflection is based on an educational assignment from my Oral Interpretation of Literature course at California State University, San Bernardino, May 2019.

A consistent focus and goal for me as an educator is to align assessments with course outcomes.

The learning outcome for this class session focused on the cognitive approach- “students will develop the skills to communicate an oral interpretation of literature to an audience with believability, dramatic action and honesty.”

The intention of this class period was for my students to clearly understand the difference between acting, reading and oral interpretation. Oral Interpretation is a type of performance using a text to share a piece of literature or poem with an audience. The presentation is enhanced by: using the body, voice and the author’s exact words to convey a true to life character.