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11 resources with the keyterm parts of a play

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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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When Shall We Three Meet Again?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. Macbeth’s witches provide young actors an opportunity to try their hand at small ensemble acting. Using Act I, scene I of Shakespeare’s play, groups of three take turns...
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Save the Lofty Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Save the Lofty Trees, by Leslie Mills, provides the text for a study of the roles of animals and humans in the forest. Richly detailed, the plan offers two approaches to the play: as a scenario for children to imagine what actions would...
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Compose a Collaborative Play

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils simulate the characters and plot from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web. After reading the book and viewing scenes from the movie, the class creates their own production of this well-loved tale. Tip: Record the play so...
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Online —On Stage—and Action

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Use your tablets to participate in a culture-sharing project with a class in a foreign country. Your class can communicate and share ideas with a class in another country, swapping information regarding language and culture. Together you...
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Falling for Rapunzel: Dramatic Play

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
What a way to teach the parts of a play! Use Michelle Anthony’s adapted script of Falling for Rapunzel to demonstrate for your young readers the differences between stories and dramas. While no lesson plan is included, the script could...
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Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

For Teachers K - 3rd
Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham is written in iambic pentameter? Model the rhythm of language using Dr. Seuss’s tale. Direct class members to march about the room tapping their right foot on the first syllable and stomping their...
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: Parts of a Play

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce your class members to the parts of a play. Although the title of the presentation would suggest that examples from Shakespeare’s tragedy will illustrate the terms, beyond the first slide, Romeo and Juliet is not mentioned;...
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The American Revolution: A Play

For Teachers K - 5th
No instructional activity accompanies this drama about the American Revolution. With 13 speaking roles, the short script could be used for a class production, a instructional activity on the parts of a play, or to supplement your social...
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A Play Can Be a Way to Review Any Topic

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students can write plays to reinforce and review any topic.
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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...