Invite all students to read a passage silently. Have a couple of students come to the front of the class. Tell them they will be acting out the events in the story, but with a twist -- they are mimes, and must act out silently.
OPTIONAL: Ask other students in the class to follow along with the action in the text. If the mimes forget something, they should call out "freeze" and let the mimes know what was skipped. Mimes will then go back and add in the missed scene. This helps keep everyone engaged and provides additional review of the material.
This is best for short stories with plenty of action.
Great for: Lesson opener, Reviewing a scripture story, Getting the attention of uninterested students
Class size: Any class size
Prep Time: No advance preparation necessary
Student Age: Any age