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Drama & Theater Resources for Teachers

Incorporate the study of drama and theater in your classroom, whether you're teaching literature, science, or social studies. We have printables, lessons, and activities all about this fascinating topic. We have teacher's guides to Shakespeare's plays, activities to connect drama with reading Harry Potter books, printables to encourage students to keep journals as they read plays, lessons connecting science and social studies to the subject of drama, Readers Theater activities and lesson plans, and much more! Your students will enjoy studying plays when they can act them out and complete extension activities with them. Reciting plays not only improves students' reading skills, but their public speaking skills as well. There are a lot of benefits to the use of drama in the classroom.

Shakespeare Teacher's Guides

Romeo and Juliet - A Guide to Using This Resource
The Merchant of Venice Teacher's Guide
Hamlet Curriculum Guide
Othello Curriculum Guide
Macbeth Curriculum Guide
A Midsummer Night's Dream Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet Curriculum Guide
Twelfth Night Curriculum Guide
Henry IV, Part 1 Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet - Romeo Act I Guide to Character Development
More Shakespeare Resources

Harry Potter Activities

Write a Harry Potter Script
More Harry Potter Resources

Readers Theater

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time Reader's Theater
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Readers Theater Script: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Readers Theater Script: Johnny Tremain
Readers Theater Sample Script
Social Studies Readers Theater
Readers Theater Script: The House of Sixty Fathers
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Reader's Theater
Floridious Bloom and the Planet of Gloom Readers Theater
Readers Theater Script: The Drinking Gourd
Readers Theater Script: Zia
Readers Theater Script: Journey Home

Printables

Ellis Island
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Scoring Rubric: Drama
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Test B
Family Finger Plays
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Projects
Romeo and Juliet – Critical Thinking Questions Act IV
More Popular Drama Printables

Music & Drama Connected

Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Creating Opera
Backyardigans Finger Puppets

Science & Drama Connected

The Snow Kids
The Incredible Water Show Activity Kit

Social Studies & Drama Connected

The Tempest
The Taming of the Shrew
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Teacher's Guide to Studying Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker
William Shakespeare
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
Cyrano de Bergerac Teacher's Guide
A Play about Sacagawea

Literature & Drama Connected

A Raisin in the Sun
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
Macbeth
Bartholomew and the Oobleck": Word Bank"
Present a Skit
A Midsummer Night's Dream
More Popular Literature & Drama Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.