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"Hey, Mr. Producer!"
Students examine the economic roller coaster involved in the production of a Broadway musical. They read online articles to investigate similarities and differences between nonprofit theater production and Broadway, or commercial, theater production.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Setting the Story: Techniques for Creating a Realistic Setting
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830 novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase with a series of exercises.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Show Must Go On
Your class will be “Over the Moon” as they read an article about the Broadway musical, “Rent.” The article about this modern retelling of “La Boheme” launches a study of websites in preparation for class groups creating their own site celebrating a classic work of literature or theater.
10th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 10 Downloads
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Students demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express emotions.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 74 Downloads
End-Of-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Analytical Essay About How Esperanza Changes Over Time
Close the unit on Esperanza Rising with an in-class analytic essay on how Esperanza changes over the course of the novel. Writers can use any of their notes and work from the unit as well as their drafts of the first two paragraphs of the essay to aid them in composing the final product.
5th - 7th Language Arts 33 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elements of Narration
Through this three-day instructional activity, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions.
10th - 11th Language Arts 53 Views 252 Downloads
Giving to Get the Beat
Explore script writing based on prose in a cross-curricular literacy lesson. After listening to the folktale The Drum, middle schoolers identify and describe specific story elements such as characters and events. They work in groups to write a script for the story, and each group performs its play.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 179 Downloads
Create a Playbill!
Seventh graders explore the various elements found in the advertisement of a dramatic experience. Playbills are created that reflect the plot without revealing the climax of the play. Costumes, set construction, and character description are experienced in thi
7th Language Arts 7 Views 14 Downloads
The Play's the Thing
Students describe to a partner theater experiences they have had in their lives that were memorable, and analyze why. They study about one director's original artistic choices for staging Shakespeare by reading and discussing "Nature's a Stage, and Often a Player.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 35 Downloads
Poe Readers' Theater
Explore creative interpretations of literature! Groups work cooperatively to create a dramatic presentation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems or short stories. Using the actual text, they incorporate figurative language, dialogue, phrases, lyrics, and/or choreography into a dramatic presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 154 Downloads
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as enrichment for gifted readers who readily grasp the vocabulary, but for whom the content (fairy tales, children's performances) is still relevant.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 133 Downloads
Students take a closer look at Japanese drama. In this Japanese culture lesson, students study the attributes of Noh theater and compare it western theater. Students conduct independent research on the art form prior to acting out a Noh play.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 42 Downloads
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
Need a musical lesson for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her life. This lesson is well-developed, organized, and includes resource links.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 37 Downloads
New Review Vocal Lessons: Putting It All Together
The final lesson in the series of four not only recaps the interdependence of the essential elements of singing, but also presents additional drills and exercises that help singers develop their skills.
3rd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 1 Download
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's Have a Nice Day - Lesson 2
Students identify the characteristics and elements of large scale rock productions. They examine the similarities between the American Vaudeville shows and the large-scale rock theater productions of the 1970's.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text. Using the provided worksheets, groups highlight imagery in the poems in order to compare the attitude toward death expressed by the two poets.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From Page to Stage
Young scholars, utilizing video clips and Web sites, compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, analyzing similarities and differences between them. They adapt literature into a dramatic performance.
8th - 10th Language Arts 10 Views 40 Downloads