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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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Drama: A Warm-Up Routine

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories

For Teachers K - 12th
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are...
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Introduction to Drama

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Introduce your class to drama! You cast each pupil as a different character from a story you have read. They are given a general outline of the scene, act out the scene multiple times, then discuss the weak and strong aspects of each...
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Drama

For Teachers 5th Standards
Ten drama lessons are the perfect addition to your language arts or theater class. With a focus on script elements, plot development, and parts of a dramatic story, the lessons guide young playwrights through the steps of telling a story...
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Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Unless you're singing about a lonely goatherd in the Sound of Music, goats have little to do with theater, and yet the word tragedy comes from the Greek words for goat and song. A video about Greek drama, the second video in the Crash...
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Drama Warm Ups

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Here's a 15-page packet packed with ideas for warm-up activities that can be used for drama classes or in content courses. Each activity is coded to indicate materials needed, space requirements and appropriate audience. A great addition...
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The Elements of Drama

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce young actors to the meanings of basic drama literary, technical and performance elements with this colorful presentation.
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The Death and Resurrection of Theater as...Liturgical Drama: Crash Course Theater #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If it weren't for Catholicism, theater may not exist today. As the eighth video in the Crash Course Theater series explains, early Christians despised theater, but as the art began to die, it found a new life during Catholic mass. The...
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Building Blocks of Acting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss the important building blocks of acting. With a partner, they are given scenerios for them to role play and then perform the scene in front of the class. To end the lesson plan, they focus on finding their voice and...
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Acting in Duo Scenes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice and demonstrate their assessment of acting in a scene from a play by reading, rehearsing, and performing a five to seven minute comedic scene. They express talents on tactics, characterization, room conflict, secrets,...
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Drama Warm Ups and Circle Games

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Circle games, energetic games, calming games, exit games. Whether used as ice breakers, warm ups, or exit strategies, or used in drama classes or content areas, the 28 games detailed in this packet deserve a spot in your curriculum library.
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Taming of the Shrew: Act 4.4, Study/Discussion Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
This 4-question handout addresses key elements of Act 4.4 of Taming of the Shrew. It is intended for small group discussion, followed by individual written reponses. The prompts require critical thinking and analysis.
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Explain How Theme is Developed by Analyzing the Connection Between Dialogue and Action in a Drama

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Why does Hamlet put “on this confusion,/Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?” A series of videos models for viewers how to use close reading strategies to determine the theme of a play. Focusing...
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Drama Terms Notes

For Students Pre-K - 12th
Comedy, tragedy, act, scene, prop. do you want to review important drama terms? Actors record the term next to its definition on a learning exercise that could be used individually or as a group activity. A link to a corresponding...
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Core Analysis Frame: Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pick apart any play with this collection of questions. The 24 questions are grouped into categories by topic (genre, setting, characters, plot, etc.) and are clearly listed on two pages.
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Creative Drama - The Napping House

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the book "The Napping House." The students then develop the characters assigned to them. They then share their interpretation of the story while the story is being sung. The students write their reflections in their...
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Development of English Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
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Theater Making: Acting

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Theater comes alive for actors of all ages through the activities packed in a dynamic dramatic arts resource. Lessons for early elementary learners focus on creative play and improvisation. Middle school lessons focus on vocal and...
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From Ben’s Pen to Our Lives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What would Ben do? Jumping off from the pseudonymous letters Ben Franklin fooled his older brother into publishing when he was still a teenager, young literary lovers dive into acting, writing, and addressing a local issue with wit and...
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Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and...
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Mirror Exercise

For Teachers K - 6th
Kids get up and act! To promote inventiveness, timing, and clowning, they pair up and act as though they are looking in a mirror. Child A does a move while child B attempts to mimic it as closely as possible. This is a fun activity that...
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Drama: Learn A Lesson from the Lion

For Teachers 1st
Reading is reading, whether it's for drama or English class. Boost reading fluency, accuracy, intonation, and comprehension while fostering creative acting skills. Kids read the provided tale of "The Lion and the Mouse" several times in...
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Romeo and Juliet: Act IV Reading and Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
In this drama study guide worksheet, students respond to 24 short answer questions regarding the plot, characters, vocabulary, and figurative language of act 4 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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