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A Reader's Theater Script for Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Breathe life into a reading of the children's story Clever Jack Takes the Cake with this Reader's Theater script. Offering speaking roles for nine students plus a sound effects chorus, this is a great activity that engages the whole class in a fun retelling of this fairy tale.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Readers Theatre Scripts
Engage and entertain young learners with this collection of readers theatre activities. With over 25 different scripts, a wide range of topics are covered from simple counting and rhyming exercises to adaptions of popular children's literature like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The BFG.
K - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Lorax Reader’s Theater
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours. This activity would make a great addition to a celebration of Earth Day or Dr.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Newberry 90 Second Movie
I love this project! We all read and summarize chapters with our students, but not like this. The class is broken into 4 groups, each group reads a different Newberry book and summarizes each chapter. They use their chapter summaries to storyboard and then write a script which will be filmed with a digital camera.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Scripting a Crime Drama
Develop novice script-writers. Small groups sift through a sample script, noting any script-writing conventions to share with the whole class. Using these conventions and plot structures, these groups compose a script for a 10 minute excerpt of a television crime drama.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, young scholars are assigned roles and reading through the included mock trial script as they try to determine if Goldilocks is guilty of showing bad manners.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rule of Law
Don't just talk about the rule of law and the importance of protecting individual rights and preserving the common good, have your class members experience it by acting in skits! Then follow the activity with several corresponding worksheets designed to debrief the experience and make direct connections to the United States Constitution.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Two Sides of Every Story: Day 1-10
A ten-day lesson is described in a short outline. It may be short but the idea is wonderful. Learners engage in textual analysis as they analyze and research various accounts of historical events common to the Civil Rights or Vietnam era. They use their findings to propose, write, and perform or film a historical documentary or play on the topic they chose.
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Stone Soup Readers' Theater
Readers' Theater is a great way to get pupils engaged in story elements, oral reading, and expression in a fun setting! Using the story Stone Soup, actors discuss the story, review difficult vocabulary, rehearse lines, and incorporate physical theater to adapt the book to live performance.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
The American Dream: Gatsby on the Stage
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." Use this Great Gatsby novel study lesson to reinforce literary analysis in your class. Working in groups, young readers write a script for a chosen scene from the novel.
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Beginning Drama: Days 1-5
New to teaching drama? Don't worry. Here is a set of lessons to guide you through the first five days of class. Activities, rationale, discussion questions, and standards are all provided. You'll be able to introduce your kids to improv, collaborative learning, script writing, and the basics of acting.
9th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson plan. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their narrative movie script.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Scripting The Great Train Robbery
Take writing prompts to another level in this activity, which allows pupils to create scenes of dialogue based on the 1903 silent film, The Great Train Robbery. Useful for a language arts/history cross-curricular activity, the lesson guides young writers through the historical context of the movie, appropriate music choices for mood, and eventually, a Six Trait writing process for their scripts.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
High schoolers examine the New York Times review of the film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and explore the elements of scriptwriting. They read the article about the film adaptation screenplay and examine a sample screenplay to determine the basic format and style.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try to prove that they are the real President Lincoln by answering a series of questions about his life and his achievements.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Drama: A Warm-Up Routine
Marketing, lighting, setting the stage, and a script. It sounds like we're going to be putting on a show! Your enthusiastic young actors research pop culture in all its facets, then set to work to write a polished script and perform an original piece depicting something to do with a pop star.
8th Visual & Performing Arts