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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
Twelfth Night Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet Curriculum Guide
Henry IV, Part 1 Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet – Nurse 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

Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act I
Romeo and Juliet – Language Exploration: Metaphor Act III
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Test B
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Ellis Island
Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act III
Romeo and Juliet – Critical Thinking Questions Act IV
More Popular Drama Printables

Music & Drama Connected

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

Science & Drama Connected

The Incredible Water Show Activity Kit
The Snow Kids

Social Studies & Drama Connected

The Taming of the Shrew
The Miracle Worker
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Teacher's Guide to Studying Shakespeare
Twelfth Night
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
A Play about Sacagawea
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Winners

Literature & Drama Connected

A Raisin in the Sun
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Projects
Scoring Rubric: Drama
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Test C
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Newspaper Ad
More Popular Literature & Drama Resources

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), 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 stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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