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Activity Overview


Theater is a visual medium, and it can be helpful for students to create visualizations of what they're reading. For the students, it's a great way for them to demonstrate what they're seeing as they read and helps them understand the formatting of a play. For teachers, it's a great way to assess how well students are understanding the material.

After or during reading Death of a Salesman, students should identify an important scene, something that's a pivotal character moment or that shows one of the prevalent themes. Using the traditional or 16x9 layout, students should recreate the scene, trimming dialogue as necessary. They can include a "previously on" cell like the example above to help root the scene in context.

For an alternative assignment, students can create a graphic novel of their chosen scene using one of our graphic novel layouts. These can be added as additional templates to the assignment.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)



Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that depicts a pivotal scene in Death of a Salesman.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the first cell, create a "Previously On" title card.
  3. Illustrate your chosen scene using appropriate scenes, characters, and props.
  4. Add dialogue and other textables as needed.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.


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