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111 resources with the keyterm plays

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Measure for Measure: Are You Talkin' to Me?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers rehearse and perform an exchange from act three, scene two of the play, Measure for Measure, in pairs. They read the lines from the point of view of a different character in the play, and perform for the class.
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False Starts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners perform and discuss three scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They discuss the similarities and differences, identify the order of the scenes, and read the first twenty lines of the play.
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A Series of Tragical Mirth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They perform each scene as both a tragedy and a comedy, then discuss the difference in the way the scenes were presented.
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"Such Affection Move": Finding Staging Clues in A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They examine and discuss the text and stage directions, then perform their scenes in small groups for the class.
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Sculptures of the Seven Ages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate sculptors and clay to help them explain abstract phrases in a soliloquy.
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The Cinder-Eyed Cats - Storybook Theater

For Teachers K
The students listen to the story "The Cinder-Eyed Cats." The students then chose individual parts to play in a theater like production. The students move like their character, be it a fish, an octopus, a lobster, a cat, etc. Water music...
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William Shakespeare 1564-1616

For Teachers 7th
Providing a colorful and informative review of information relating to William Shakespeare, this would be a good tool to use as an introductory activity or as a model for student projects. There is an incomplete list of Shakespeare's...
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Shakespeare's Universalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students brainstorm human emotions dealt with Shakespeare's plays. Students consider how one resonates with emotions.
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Giving from the Heart: Art from the Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform a play to benefit others. In this service learning lesson, students are introduced to theatrical play as they perform an adaptation of "The Quiltmaker's Gift" and discuss the concept of philanthropy.
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The Three Little Pigs Play

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this "Three Little Pigs" worksheet, students use their reading fluency and comprehension skills to read parts in this 5 page play.
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Recognizing Text Relay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize and distinguish between different types of text. After a discussion of the various types of text, small groups compete in a relay race game demonstrating their knowledge of the text. Correct choices earn...
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Algebra I: The Play

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create their plays to demonstrate concepts from Algebra I. They collaborate in small groups to add music and dancing to their plays. They analyze the suggestions from the previous class as they revise their plays.
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Algebra I: The Play

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars revise their Algebra plays. They collaborate in small groups to work on different aspects of the play and report to the class. They make modifications to their plans and review the Musical Rubric to incorporate the...
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Reader's Theater

For Teachers 1st
First graders imagine the house they live in. They think about the colors, materials, shape, size and location of their home. Students read and discuss the book "Houses." They perform this book as a Reader's Theater using a script.
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Our Transall Saga

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders develop a narrative for a specific audience and purpose. They create a short play summarizing Gary Paulsen's novel, The Transall Saga. Students design costumes and stage sets. They perform their plays.