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Assessment
IPA Productions

A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Unit Plan
Learning to Give

Teaching Playwriting in Schools

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Unit Plan
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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Learning area 5: Job Done!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four activities conclude a unit through discussion and activities inspired by reflection. Scholars revisit their storybook from the first unit. Self-portraits showcase thought bubbles with written statements. Groups write and perform a...
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Interactive
PBS

Latino Americans Share Their Experiences

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Three Latino Americans are the focus of an interactive that spotlights their accomplishments. Scholars get to know Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Reyes, and José Hernández through short informative text and videos. Participants read, take...
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Handout
Shakespeare Globe Trust

Fact Sheet: Writing Plays

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who were some of the popular playwrights of Elizabethan England? Using the provided fact sheets, scholars research playwrights, explore three different types of plays, and learn about censorship in Elizabethan England. 
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Unit Plan
Honors College at Scholar Commons

From Start to Strike: A Lesson Plan for the Whole Theatre Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce young thespians to all aspects of the theater. A syllabus for a one-semester drama course provides lessons that take learners from the history of drama to the many facets of play production.
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Unit Plan
Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A fancifully illustrated guide to Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox, this series of lessons, activities, and tasks could be used in its entirety or picked apart and used piecemeal. Have young readers investigate the role of dialogue in...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This may be a lot to ask of a high schooler, but then again, who knows? Pupils work in groups to explore, write, and then perform an original opera. They view versions of The Magic Flute and La Traviata, then compose a plot, characters,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Silent Movies: A Year 7 Scheme of Work

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Even an outline can give you enough information to execute an awsome project. The tasks for each of the seven weeks of this project are defined, as well as the objective and specific content facilitated through the project. Learners will...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Simple Machines

For Teachers 5th
Have your class conduct research to learn all they can about simple machines. They use the web, take notes from a video, write a script, then make a film describing various simple machines found in real life. These videos are then...
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Lesson Plan
Media Smarts

Scripting a Crime Drama

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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Curated OER

Scene Writing: Literacy and Playwriting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Drama is ever-present in our daily lives and eloquently depicted on stage. Middle schoolers practice writing scenes based on different prompts and frameworks, and then perform those creative scenes for their classmates. The activities...
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Unit Plan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Off to Adventure! is the theme of an English language arts unit comprised of a variety of challenge activities. Scholars enhance skills and reinforce concepts by taking part in a grand book discussion, giving an oral report, and writing...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Shakespeare 2000

For Teachers 12th
Comparing the more modern film Ten Things I Hate About You to The Taming of the Shrew leads to an understanding of how Shakespearean plots can be applied to modern-day situations and characters. As a culminating activity, groups select a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe: Literature and Theater

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read and discuss the literary elements of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. They explore the elements of dramatic performance and create a TV news program based on life in Narnia. They videotape their...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Weather Forecast

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students forecast the weather. In this weather lesson, students are assigned a day to give the weather forecast. Students write a script and video their weather forecast.
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Organizer
Learning Station

Writing Playscripts

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing instructional activity, students read a short description of a play script. Then, students read a fable and write a play script of the fable.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Hollywood

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils listen to a play, or perhaps, take turns reading portions of it aloud. Afterward, they thoughtfully analyze and discuss the components of a well-written play. Next, a theme is assigned, and each person writes a play in conjunction...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Comparing Land Views of Different Cultures

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students research various legends and write a script based on that legend.  In this cultural awareness lesson, students read the Native American legend telling of the origin of the earth.  Students analyze how the concepts in the legend...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Scriptwriting Skill Module

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify and analyze conflicts in plots. In this conflict instructional activity students recall stories, novels and movies they've read or seen and discuss the conflicts contained therein.  They then complete some written...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

In Search of Caesar's Ghost

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners collaborate in small groups to choose a scene that they write in place of a scene in Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar". For this dramatic expression lesson, their scripts include roles, lines and stage directions. Students...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Using Visual Art to Create Scenes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars review scene structure and the elements beginning, middle and end. They view a piece of art to stimulate an idea for a improvised scene. Students work in small groups, create and then perform their scenes for the rest of...