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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

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
Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide
Teacher's Guide to Studying Shakespeare
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: The Drinking Gourd

Printables

Ellis Island
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Family Finger Plays
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Scoring Rubric: Drama
Present a Skit
Shakespeare's Globe Theater
More Popular Drama Printables

Music & Drama Connected

Creating Opera
Backyardigans Finger Puppets

Science & Drama Connected

The Incredible Water Show Activity Kit
The Snow Kids

Social Studies & Drama Connected

Ellis Island
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Social Studies Readers Theater
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Twelfth Night
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Teacher's Guide
A Doll's House Teacher's Guide
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Winners

Literature & Drama Connected

A Raisin in the Sun
Ellis Island
Romeo and Juliet
Macbeth
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Write a Harry Potter Script
Othello
More Popular Literature & Drama Resources

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