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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
Othello Curriculum Guide
Hamlet Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet Curriculum Guide
A Midsummer Night's Dream Curriculum Guide
Macbeth 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

Imani's Moon 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: Zia
Readers Theater Script: Journey Home


Family Finger Plays
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Test B
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
An Introduction to Shakespeare's Language
Ellis Island
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Projects
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 Taming of the Shrew
Teacher's Guide to Studying Shakespeare
The Tempest
William Shakespeare
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Teacher's Guide
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Winners
Shakespeare's Plays
A Play about Sacagawea
An Abolitionist Play

Literature & Drama Connected

Scoring Rubric: Drama
Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act I
A Raisin in the Sun
Romeo and Juliet
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Test C
Present a Skit
More Popular Literature & Drama Resources

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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