A Halloween Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

A Halloween Drama Circle Activity

Drama and Halloween! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. The language within this activity focuses on the IB attitudes and the Learner Profile traits, thus reinforcing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the IB’s academic vocabulary. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. The theme is around a few of the world traditions surrounding Halloween, with humour added. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 25 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. I have also included additional blank cards for your own use. The drama cards can be used for 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles I a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of the IB language. It works well as a refresher of the trans-disciplinary skills prior to the Exhibition also. You can find more ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.PYPteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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End of the Year Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is around the end of the school year and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are less wordy and better to use with struggling readers or ELL kids. I usually review the card with those kids prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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End of the Year Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is around the end of the school year and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are less wordy and better to use with struggling readers or ELL kids. I usually review the card with those kids prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Structure of a Drama - Playlist and Teaching NotesQuick View

Structure of a Drama - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RL.7.5 with this playlist. They will work to explain that plays are divided into acts and scenes. Students will explain how dialogues and monologues contribute to the meaning of a play. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. This product includes: • 6 links to instructional videos or texts • 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms, such as monologue and soliloquy • Excerpts from several texts including "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde • An accompanying Teaching Notes file The Teaching Notes file includes: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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The Best Game of Guess the Verbs Drama Literacy ActivityQuick View

The Best Game of Guess the Verbs Drama Literacy Activity

Drama! Get the kids up and moving with engaging interactive learning games. The IB PYP is all about inquiry and the Common Core is leading us towards more child centered inquiry and less teaching “at” the children. The learning within this 27 page, printable packet is designed with this philosophy in mind and has speaking and listening covered too.This game can be played as a whole class activity or smaller guided groups. It is a fun formative assessment tool also. Using a variety of verbs with this activity, the children are both learning about the use of applying these verbs and speaking and listening, together with discovery of how verbs can be utilized within text. (CCSS ELA L1-3.1 Knowledge of Language) Inferring is addressed also.I designed this packet with my 3rd graders in mind. It can of course be adapted for 1st,2nd4thand 5thgrade. It is ideal for literacy centers.Within this packet: •Identify the verbs through an interactive drama game •“Pick 3” practice work activities (pick 3 nouns and apply vivid verbs) •2 spinners with verbs and nouns for writing and drama activities •2 related worksheets •60 action verb cards for Guess the Verbs drama. Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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7th Grade STAAR Reading Review: DramaQuick View

7th Grade STAAR Reading Review: Drama

This resource was designed for use as a review for drama questions on the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. BEFORE PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE REVIEW THE EXCERPT FROM "RUIN A FOOD" (with the preview files). My students enjoyed it, but it is about a food contest where competitors try to make disgusting combinations of food, so the topic may be off-putting to some groups. This resource includes: * A template for taking notes, along with a completed copy to project for the students, or to use while giving instrauctions. * PRE-READING VOCABULARY for “RUIN A FOOD”: A Frayer model activity to help familiarize students with words in the play. Two versions are available – one for ESL students which includes a spot to translate the word into their home languages, and one for General Education students. *RUIN A FOOD: A scene for guided practice which includes figurative language and stage directions. *Comprehension questions for “RUIN A FOOD”, using question stems from the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. *THE LAST STRAW: An excerpt from a drama about bullying. *Comprehension questions for “THE LAST STRAW” using question stems from the 7th grade STAAR Reading test.
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All You Need is Love Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

All You Need is Love Drama Circle Activity

Drama and Valentines! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. The language within this activity focuses on the IB attitudes and the Learner Profile traits, thus reinforcing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the IB’s academic vocabulary. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. The theme is around an original story about tolerance and acceptance, with humour added. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 24 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. I have also included additional blank cards for your own use. The drama cards can be used for 3rd-7th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. Cards marked with a star have less text and therefore can be used with more struggling readers. The concept of drama circles is a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of the IB language. It works well as a refresher of the trans-disciplinary skills prior to the Exhibition also. You can find more ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Number Talk Multiplication Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

Number Talk Multiplication Drama Circle Activity

Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun version of my popular drama circles! Multiplication and the related vocabulary is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a hilarious way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of multiplication, mental math and multiples and factors using the academic language. Use it as a skills review any time of the year. These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands and our CCSS Math standards. It can be used with 4th grade too. Each child has a number card depending on the skills that you are working on and the level that the child is within math. So easy to differentiate. They then have to listen to the inquiry cards, analyse their number and see if it fits with the inquiry. For example: If you have a number that could be a factor of 28, then you will hop around the circle as if your feet are burning! “T his is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation . Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 52 number cards and 36 inquiry cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Number and Place Value Drama Circle ActivityQuick View

Number and Place Value Drama Circle Activity

Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun version of my popular drama circles! Number Sense and Place Value is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a hilarious way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of place value, prime numbers, multiples and factors using the academic language. Use it as a skills review any time of the year. These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands and our CCSS Math standards. It can be used with 4th grade too. Each child has a number card depending on the skills that you are working on and the level that the child is within math. So easy to differentiate. They then have to listen to the inquiry cards, analyse their number and see if it fits with the inquiry. For example: If you have a number that could be a factor of 28, then you will hop around the circle as if your feet are burning! “This is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation . Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with stars are all decimal fractions. There are 64 number cards and 40 inquiry cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama - Playlist and Teaching NotesQuick View

Poetry, Prose, and Drama - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RL.4.5 with this playlist. They will learn how to refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about a text. Students explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. This product includes: • 4 links to instructional videos or texts • 1 link to practice quizzes or activities • Definitions of key terms, such as prose and drama • 1 assessment consisting of three multiple choice questions, one fill-in-the-blank question, and one matching question • Example texts with descriptions of the structural elements highlighted and discussed • An excerpt from "A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia" by G. A. Henty • An excerpt from "Dr. Hardhack’s Prescription" by K. McDowell Rice • "My Love Ship" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox • An excerpt from "The Boor" by Anton Chekhov • "The Ecchoing Green" by William Blake • An accompanying Teaching Notes file The Teaching Notes file includes: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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Hansel and Gretel DRAMA UNIT (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!Quick View

Hansel and Gretel DRAMA UNIT (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Primary students explore the story of Hansel and Gretel through guided drama activities. NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit for primary school has 5 x 60 minute detailed lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story. INCLUDES: - 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans based on Hansel and Gretel - Scene Starter Cards - Additional and Extension Activities KEY VOCABULARY: Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Scene. Facial Expression. Emotion. Gestures. Sound Effects. Drama Machine. Soundscape. Feelings. UNIT AIMS: Primary School students explore the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences. Students: - Visualise a world and respond to text (psycho drama) - Relate parts of the story to personal experiences - Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and describe a characters feelings - Respond to directions - Use movement, facial expression and gesture to convey meaning and show emotions - Create soundscapes - Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas - Contribute to guided drama experiences - Develop creative ideas - Practice rhymes from the story Check out my store for more drama resources! Happy teaching!!!
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St.Patrick's Day Drama Circle Speaking & Listening ActivityQuick View

St.Patrick's Day Drama Circle Speaking & Listening Activity

•Drama! And St. Patrick’s Day fun! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are an incredibly fun speaking and listening activity, just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work. •Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. •There are 2 sets of 26 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. They can be used for 3rd-6thgrade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. •( One set is numbered and the other set is not, thus adding to the challenge.) •The cards are differentiated in such a way that some have more text than others. You can distribute the cards to your students as you see necessary. Those marked with a star have less text. •The concept of drama circles is a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of listening and speaking skills and strategies. You can find more drama circles activities, ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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No Bullying in Our School Drama Circle and Activity IB PYPQuick View

No Bullying in Our School Drama Circle and Activity IB PYP

Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is all about bullying and how best to deal with it and prevent it from happening and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. This a great prerequisite to taking action too. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are more wordy and better to use with higher level readers. I usually review the card with those kids who struggle with reading prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Jack and the Beanstalk DRAMA UNIT + Script (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!Quick View

Jack and the Beanstalk DRAMA UNIT + Script (5 x 60 min lessons) NO PREP!

Students explore the story of Jack and the Beanstalk through guided drama activities. Includes a whole class drama script for an end of unit performance (rehearse the play throughout the unit or work on it separately at the end). NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit has 5 x 60 minute detailed lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story with a performance script (also useable as Reader's Theater). INCLUDES: - 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans based on Jack and the Beanstalk - Whole Class Performance Script (Readers Theater) with detailed teachers version (including staging ideas) and student version. The script has plenty of chorus and individual lines. - Kids Script for use during the unit - Mime Cards - Additional and Extension Activities KEY VOCABULARY: Mime. Drama. Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Pretend. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Scene. Rhythm. Gestures. Adjective. UNIT AIMS: Students explore the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences. The unit works towards the performance of a whole class short play of Jack and the Beanstalk (script provided with detailed directions) where students use the skills they have learnt and draw on the drama activities they have participated in to present a performance! (or just do the unit) Students: - Invent, describe and inhabit an imaginary world - Identify and make character choices - Create story ideas - Use improvisation to explore elements of the story - Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and reflect on characters - Respond to directions - Use voice, movement and gesture to convey meaning - Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas - Interpret a story - Contribute to guided drama experiences Check out my store for more drama resources! Happy teaching!!
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A Christmas CarolQuick View

A Christmas Carol

The well- known story: A Christmas Carol (drama playscript) Here you have the story of A Christmas Carol adapted in a playscript for drama / role-play use. Have fun in class!
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RL.7.5 - Quiz B and Answer GuideQuick View

RL.7.5 - Quiz B and Answer Guide

Assess student understanding of standard RL.7.5 with this quiz. Students answer five questions that test their ability to analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning. This product includes: • 5 multiple choice questions • "A Dream within a Dream " by Edgar Allan Poe • "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman • An excerpt from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw • An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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RL.6.3 - Quiz and Answer GuideQuick View

RL.6.3 - Quiz and Answer Guide

Our quizzes are brief, formative diagnostic tools designed to test mastery and identify misconceptions a student has around a single Common Core standard. Assess your students' ability to describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution with this quiz. This product includes: • 5 multiple choice questions • An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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Types of Genres Word SearchQuick View

Types of Genres Word Search

This word search on genre types also doubles as a coloring book!. The solution to the puzzle is included. Terms Included: ♦ Biography ♦ Comic ♦ Drama ♦ Fairy Tale ♦ Horror ♦ Mystery ♦ Mythology ♦ Science Fiction ♦ Suspense
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Types of Genres Word Wall CardsQuick View

Types of Genres Word Wall Cards

These word wall cards are a great way for students to improve their knowledge of the different types of genres. This product contains 8 cards with the following terms: ♦ Biography ♦ Drama ♦ Fairy Tale ♦ Horror ♦ Mystery ♦ Mythology ♦ Science Fiction ♦ Suspense
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