- In the first exercise, similar to the classic television show Whats
My Line?, each child is assigned an occupation but is not told
what it is. Working in pairs, students zero in on the occupation by
asking questions about how the person would do the job. Through the
exercise, students learn to ask effective questions and use questioning
techniques to create detailed characters.
- In the improvisation exercise Sorry, I Must Be Leaving,
students rotate through a scene, devising appropriate plot and dialogue
to move the scene forward and account for their actions. They compare
the exercise to creative writing techniques and explore the notion
that improvisation is like writing in our heads.