During the school year, all grade levels learn a variety of acting skills and techniques. The students also receive drama lessons that are integrated with various classroom and grade level subject areas. Additionally, during drama class students are practicing collaboration and teamwork. Students learn communication skills that help them during class and outside of class.


The following is a list of acting skills & techniques covered over the year with the students:

  • facial expression

  • body language

  • emotion

  • tone of voice

  • ensemble

  • improvisation

  • dramatization

  • monologues


The following is a list of some examples of integration between drama and subject areas.

  • monologues & point of view

  • dialogue & retell

  • improvisation & summary

  • improvisation & inference

  • Dramatization & story elements

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705