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Drama Teachers Exercise - online bulletin board

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6 to 12
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What makes this a good site is the variety of ideas presented. The site has ideas contributed by many. All of the exercises given are tried-and-true teacher ideas. These exercises ...more
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What makes this a good site is the variety of ideas presented. The site has ideas contributed by many. All of the exercises given are tried-and-true teacher ideas. These exercises have worked effectively with students, not only to teach acting, but also to focus them on other lessons. I particularly like the one on Shakespeare.

tag(s): literature (275)

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While this is a plain site with lesson ideas, it is full of possibilities for lessons in any subject; it is particularly easy to adapt to literature and social studies lessons. It incorporates creative dramatics and improvisation with analysis of text or events. Insert your own unit into it and it can create enthusiasm for an otherwise dull topic or text.

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The English Learner Movie Guides - Raymond Weschler

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This helpful collection of movie summaries grants limited English speakers access to popular movies. Besides the summaries, which are available in PDF, Microsoft Word, and html, there...more
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This helpful collection of movie summaries grants limited English speakers access to popular movies. Besides the summaries, which are available in PDF, Microsoft Word, and html, there are hints for teachers on how to use movies in the classroom, hints for the student on how to watch movies that are often full of fast talk and slang, and an overall explanation of the best way to utilize the movie guides. The glossary includes not only difficult vocabulary but also explanations of cultural, historical, and idiomatic references that will add to student comprehension and enjoyment of the movies.

tag(s): movies (64)

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Teachers planning to show a film in class should check this site for information to help their ESL studente better understand the film. You can also use it to help with literature that has been made into a film.

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"The Producers" Lights Up Broadway from Recording the Producers - PBS Great Performances

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9 to 12
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Involving students in present day theatre is valuable for both interest purposes and motivational purposes in studying the history of theatre and its collaboration with the other arts....more
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Involving students in present day theatre is valuable for both interest purposes and motivational purposes in studying the history of theatre and its collaboration with the other arts. You can use this site for a beginning or plug it in with almost any other current Broadway musical.Including an overview with learning objectives and a remarkable number of additional links, this site has procedures for teachers that includes four (4) activities and student organizers for students. If you desired to simply use what is there, you would have a good basis for a lesson. If you took the time to sort through some of the additional sites listed, you would easily have a semester's worth of information to share with students.

tag(s): producers (8)

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This can be used as a history lesson, a creative writing exercise, a literature analysis, or a research assignment. It also encourages students to look at other jobs for the theatre besides acting or directing. While the organizers are not the best part of the site, they are easily adapted or expanded to be exactly what you want and some of the descriptions of the activities give great ideas on creating organizers yourself.

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Adapting a Musical - Kennedy Center ArtsEdge and Jayne Karsten, teacher

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9 to 12
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Help your students explore the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event by trying out this set of lessons.The plan includes suggestions for immersing...more
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Help your students explore the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event by trying out this set of lessons.The plan includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical. Any literary source or sources already integrated into the curriculum could be used in this "test case" probe. Sources that do not seem to hold any promise for transformation are just as valuable as those that do. An ideal format would be to incorporate a text or texts that hold promise and one or more that seem non-transferable. Following are a few suggested titles that could be considered. Some seem rich in possibilities; others do not and may seem impossible choices. Creative students, however, may find possibilities in all of them. The plan includes a list of possible literary works from which to choose or get ideas and specific instructions on how the students could be divided to work together on specific tasks. It includes assessment.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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This plan actually incorporates activities for five 45-minute lessons. This activity would make a challenging interdisciplinary activity as a culmination of a unit in a history class or in a gifted program.

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Readers' Theatre - Jim Cornish, Grade Five Teacher, Gander Academy

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5 to 10
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Did you ever wonder what Reader's Theatre is? This is a great site for teachers looking for ways to incorporate drama into their classrooms without the additional work of creating ...more
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Did you ever wonder what Reader's Theatre is? This is a great site for teachers looking for ways to incorporate drama into their classrooms without the additional work of creating sets, costumes, sounds, and props. It enables students who are good readers to enhance and capitalize upon their strengths and encourages poor readers to improve their skills with practice. The Reader's Theatre page breaks down the components of Readers Theatre: what it is, why it is done, how to do it, and how to evaluate it. It includes links to get actual readers theatre scripts listed by grade level. After looking at some, it enables teachers to create their own using stories of their choosing.

tag(s): readers theater (17)

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The Speech Accent Archive - George Mason University

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Are you producing a play that is in need of some accented English speech, or do you teach dialogue? This website offers accents/speech patterns from all over the world. In ...more
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Are you producing a play that is in need of some accented English speech, or do you teach dialogue? This website offers accents/speech patterns from all over the world. In the "browse" section, you are able to click on an area of the world and hear a paragraph spoken from a native of that country,state, or region. The same paragraph is spoken in each example. The paragraph contains all of the needed vowel/consonant combinations, so that an interested student could easily compare and match a needed sound. You, too, can submit your own English accent recording to this site. It is a perfect site for those who desire some authenticity when it comes to learning about how different cultures speak the English language. Over 553 samples have been recorded for the site, and you can add one of your own. This site requires the Quicktime plug-in. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page

tag(s): patterns (85), speech (92)

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Make this one available to the cast members of your school play or for in-class skits. You could also share some of the sound files as you study literature written in dialect to students can "hear" what it really sounds like. By listening to English accents all over the world, literature teachers may want to encourage authentic oral readings. Make sure you have speakers on your computer - and turn up the volume!

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Absolute Shakespeare

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9 to 12
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This online reference contains nearly everything a student of Shakespeare needs, including a complete library of works, summaries of the plays, a collection of quotes organized by work,...more
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This online reference contains nearly everything a student of Shakespeare needs, including a complete library of works, summaries of the plays, a collection of quotes organized by work, and a useful glossary of words used by the Bard. Also includes information about the controversial authorship debate, a Shakespearean timeline, and biographical information.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), plays (37), shakespeare (131)

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Shakespeare for Kids - Folger Library

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Kids of all ages can enjoy delving into the life of Queen Elizabeth and the works of William Shakespeare. Explore full texts of plays in PDF format, word games and ...more
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Kids of all ages can enjoy delving into the life of Queen Elizabeth and the works of William Shakespeare. Explore full texts of plays in PDF format, word games and puzzles, historical lessons (some are interactive), and fun facts about Shakespeare and his theater. A word of caution: many of the activities on this site require prior knowledge of Shakespearean plays and characters. Choose wisely based on the level and language skills of your students, and the depth of your study of Shakespeare. Use to introduce the Elizabethan era, review important concepts, or extend a literature unit with a bit of history. Created by the Folger Shakespeare Library. Requires Adobe Acrobat.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), england (57), plays (37), shakespeare (131)

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Share this site on a projector or interactive whiteboard before allowing students to use it individually or with a partner. Have students review the site during a unit on courtship, courtly love and of course - Queen Elizabeth. Have students explore the site and create a quick presentation of what they learned. Students can create brief online posters using a tool such as Padlet (reviewed here).
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TheaterCrafts

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This theatrical oddity includes significant content in some areas, but is weak in others. While it's hit-and-miss, we've listed this one because theater education resources of any sort...more
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This theatrical oddity includes significant content in some areas, but is weak in others. While it's hit-and-miss, we've listed this one because theater education resources of any sort are difficult to find.

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Shakespeare: Subject to Change - Cable in the Classroom

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Here's a great look at Shakespeare's words and the ways in which the subsequent editing and re-staging of his plays may have altered the Bard's original ideas. The site requires ...more
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Here's a great look at Shakespeare's words and the ways in which the subsequent editing and re-staging of his plays may have altered the Bard's original ideas. The site requires a high-speed connection, but those who have one will be rewarded with lots of animation, sound, and an engaging treatment of the content.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), shakespeare (131)

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Try this one on a class of students who think there's only one way to see Shakespeare.
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Musicals 101

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6 to 12
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This one's admittedly for fans of musical productions, but music and theater teachers will likely find a good deal of useful information and guidance here. The content includes sections...more
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This one's admittedly for fans of musical productions, but music and theater teachers will likely find a good deal of useful information and guidance here. The content includes sections on how musicals are written, staged, and produced, as well as a section on show rights and recordings. Bring your own makeup.

tag(s): acting (27), composers (21), dance (28)

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Shakespeare in Costume

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9 to 12
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While we don't generally list sites offering material for sale, this site, which offers Shakespearean character "costumes" - really just head and neck pieces - might be the perfect...more
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While we don't generally list sites offering material for sale, this site, which offers Shakespearean character "costumes" - really just head and neck pieces - might be the perfect resource for English and drama teachers who want to add a little texture to their play-reading sessions.

tag(s): costumes (6), shakespeare (131)

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TeachersFirst: The Hamlet Quizzes - TeachersFirst

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This is a collection of interactive quizzes on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Designed for use as a review tool, the collection includes character quizzes and scene-by-scene reviews of key elements...more
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This is a collection of interactive quizzes on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Designed for use as a review tool, the collection includes character quizzes and scene-by-scene reviews of key elements of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. The collection can be used in class or independently.

tag(s): hamlet (13), plays (37), shakespeare (131)

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Share these quizzes as a way to check for understanding while students read the play. As an extension, invite students to create their own scene-by-scene or act-by-act quizzes for classmates to try, using a tool such as Easy Test Maker, reviewed here or Kubbu, reviewed here.

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Perfect Mate - Romeo and Juliet - TeachersFirst

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Here's a lesson unit that lets students design a perfect mate, then compare it with their parent's concepts. Sounds strange, but this teacher-tested lesson has proven immensely popular...more
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Here's a lesson unit that lets students design a perfect mate, then compare it with their parent's concepts. Sounds strange, but this teacher-tested lesson has proven immensely popular with teachers, parents, and students alike. This lesson plan, one of TeachersFirst's long-popular resources, was one of the winners in a lesson plan contest sponsored by TeachersFirst. TeachersFirst editors have added technology options where appropriate.

tag(s): romeo and juliet (6), shakespeare (131)

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The survey handout included in this lesson makes it a perfect starter for the study of Romeo and Juliet. As you read the play, you could extend the idea by having students complete the same survey as Montague or Capulet parents!
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The Shakespeare Web

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9 to 12
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Though it is no longer actively maintained, this site includes some entertaining ways to hook students on Shakespeare, such as Today in Shakespeare History, a daily calendar with a...more
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Though it is no longer actively maintained, this site includes some entertaining ways to hook students on Shakespeare, such as Today in Shakespeare History, a daily calendar with a page of quotes from Shakespeare for every day of the year. On March 15, read the famous lines from Julius Caesar! Use the magnetic poetry page to find new ways to put Elizabethan English words into original poems on your computer screen.

tag(s): shakespeare (131)

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Save this site as a favorite and use it as a learning center or station - in particular, the Poetry Machine during a unit on writing poetry. A very creative and fun way to help students get their creative juices flowing. A great resource for a Language Arts and Literature classroom.

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The Globe Theatre

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A newly expanded site from the home of the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London. Includes photos, historical information, schedules, and more. ...more
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A newly expanded site from the home of the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London. Includes photos, historical information, schedules, and more.

tag(s): shakespeare (131)

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A Compendium of Common Knowledge

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Here's a site with more information than you'll ever need on the details and intricacies of Elizabethan life. Some of the content is scholarly; other elements are less so. Highly ...more
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Here's a site with more information than you'll ever need on the details and intricacies of Elizabethan life. Some of the content is scholarly; other elements are less so. Highly useful nonetheless.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), shakespeare (131)

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Sparknotes - Twelfth Night

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Literature summaries and resources created by enterprising Harvard alumni. ...more
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Literature summaries and resources created by enterprising Harvard alumni.

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Twelfth Night - Full text - Mass. Instit. Technol.

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Full text - from M.I.T.'s Shakespeare archive.

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Sparknotes - The Tempest

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