Primary english teaching resources: Plays

Resources and ideas for english, plays, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Activities to match couples in literature to books and authors, love words word search to widen vocabulary, lovers crossword to match famous lovers. With solutions.

By alimitch53

 Writing Play Scripts Lesson  – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress

Writing Play Scripts Lesson – The Boy in the Dress Complete Lesson on Writing Play Scripts - Related to The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsThis download includes a complete, play script writing lesson on the second chapter of the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to write a play script using the narrative chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children’s understanding of the elements of play scripts. The class will write a script together and then the children can plan and write their own using the writing frame and success criteria included to allow for confidence when writing independently. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book The Boy in the Dress; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Writing prompt sheet- Success criteria- Chapter review sheets- Example anchor chartThis is the second chapter in my Boy in the Dress series of lessons, the first is hereThanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Macbeth: descriptive writing inspired by Act 1 Scene 1

Macbeth: descriptive writing inspired by Act 1 Scene 1

This is an A3 graphic organiser to encourage students to produce a piece of descriptive writing inspired by Act 1 Scene 1 of Macbeth.The graphic organiser includes:Act 1 Scene 1an opening paragraph model to annotatea long list of useful wordsa paragraph planning tablea link to 3 film versions of Act 1 Scene 1 to evaluatea success criteria of descriptive techniquessome images to help generate ideas

By HMBenglishresources1984

Outstanding Lesson - Accurately peer assessing creative writing

Outstanding Lesson - Accurately peer assessing creative writing

This Ofsted graded 'Outstanding' lesson includes the key grade boundaries (key language specifically) for B/A/A* as well as a PowerPoint for students to follow in order to peer assess accurately, recognising what a grade looks like in a piece of creative writing. It also includes the lesson plan to support it.The task in this lesson was to write a diary entry for Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, but this can be altered to fit your module.

By rosecoates

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Full unit of work geared towards the new GCSE.All lessons have a starter, main and a plenary. Each lesson also has challenges to engage all pupils. This is an excellent foundation to build on or to use as it is.

By IanB8977

Environment Assembly or Class Play

Environment Assembly or Class Play

Environment Assembly - what can we do to help?Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down.Narrator plus 29 protestors! And who would have thought our narrator would find himself ... a protestor?Duration - around 15 minutes reading time (not including music suggestions). The length of the script can of course be easily extended by adding on more information about man's negative impact on the environment and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprints.Sample text:Protestor 28: We can all do somethingProtestor 29: Even if it’s just in our own back yard.Narrator: (Applauding) Ah! Now you’re making sense! You see, sometimes I think we look at the big pictureProtestor 1: (Interrupting) And feel overwhelmed?Narrator: Exactly! I mean, we all know about global warming, the greenhouse effect, the destruction of rainforests. And I for one think, well, what can I do about it?Protestor 1: And the good news isWhole cast: (Shouting together) Plenty!Narrator: Oh really? Well, you know something? I’m feeling better already!Protestor 2: So, here’s what we can do to help and sustain our world.Narrator: Hold on! Could you just explain what you mean by that last bit?Protestor 2: What? You mean the bit about sustaining our world?Narrator: Yes. If you would, please.Protestor 3: OK. So what we mean by sustaining life on this planet is looking after it in a way or ways which will last. We’re not looking for quick fix solutions which won’t last.Narrator: Excellent. And by ‘life’Protestor 4: We don’t just mean that of us human beingsProtestor 5: But the life of plantsProtestor 6: WildlifeProtestor 7: EcosystemsProtestor 8: And habitatsNarrator: You mean like the rainforests, the poles, the deserts, the oceansProtestor 9: Well, yes. But there are places far nearer to home that we can make a difference to now.Narrator: (Wiping his brow) Phew! I am so relieved you said that. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed again!Protestor 10: Let’s keep this simple!Narrator: Oh please! That would be a great comfort to me!Protestor 11: So, what can we do in our own back yard?Protestor 12: Clear it up?(Everyone laughs)Protestor 11: You’re right! That’s a good place to start. We all have way too much rubbish!Narrator: So how can we stop that?Protestor 12: How about we start with recycling?Narrator: You mean cycling … in reverse?(Everyone groans)Protestor 12: How about you leave the jokes to us! Though, recycling is no laughing matter. We should all be doing it.

By suesplays

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Complete unit of work on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.Each lesson is clearly mapped out with starter, main and plenary.AO'S are highlighted and relate to the questions being examined. Homework slides are also included in developing pupils understanding even further. Resources are included which include tasks and homework.

By IanB8977

Romeo and Juliet (Year 7)

Romeo and Juliet (Year 7)

Romeo and Juliet for mid - high set.Each lesson has a starter, main and a plenary. Sample PEAL paragraphs included.Each lesson has individual and paired tasks. Homework included and assessments are also included.

By IanB8977

Billionaire Boy Lesson Bundle

Billionaire Boy Lesson Bundle

Billionaire Boy Lesson Bundle This download includes all 26 chapter lessons on the book Billionaire Boy by David Walliams. Buy all lessons together as a bundle and save over 50% All the individual lessons are available separately in my store here. Thanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here. ***************************************************************************** My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit . Complete Persuasive Writing Unit . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit . *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

February Themed Math and Literacy Unit -- Elementary  - 212 Pages

February Themed Math and Literacy Unit -- Elementary - 212 Pages

The math and literacy activities in this unit are ideal for February-themed centers or for use as stand alone activities. The Phonics Bingo is a class favorite. The four Reader’s Theater scripts contain 28 parts – at various reading levels. All activities are differentiated and pretty much Print and Go.Unit Contains:33 different February Journal PromptsMath Investigation: Valentine Data ActivitySubtraction GolfMy Heart Belongs to MathPhonics BingoFour February Reader’s Theater Scripts Be My Valentine Valentine’s Party President Lincoln Dinner With Young George WashingtonBlack History Month Readings with Comprehension Quizzes for: Dorothy Vaughn – S.T.E.M. Worker Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass: Life as a Slave Thurgood Marshall Carter G. Woodson Vonetta Flowers Mary Jane Patterson Halle Berry What is Black History Month

By elizabethpinotti

Katherine Johnson: Scientist(The "Computer Who Wore Skirts")Biographical Play

Katherine Johnson: Scientist(The "Computer Who Wore Skirts")Biographical Play

Learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and mathematician, who played a very important role with NASA’s early space missions with this biographical play. The movie Hidden Figures highlights the role of NASA's "computers" such as Katherine Johnson and their contributions. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of Reader's Theater Scripts, there are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section,a Teacher page with extensions/links and key. A great STEM biography!Additional Resources on this Topic You May Find of Interest:1. Learn about the history of space with this informative web quest.There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities:Space: A Webquest/Extension Activities2. Learn about Astronaut John Glenn's historic flight to become the first American to Orbit the Earth. Years later, he would also become the oldest American to go on the Space Shuttle! This biographical web quest also contains several questions about the early days of space exploration. There are several extension activities and the key: John Glenn, A WebquestOther plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush and more.My website for teachers: http://www.gailhennessey.com has geography activities,short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.

By gailhennessey

 Billionaire Boy Worksheet Pack

Billionaire Boy Worksheet Pack

Billionaire Boy Worksheet PackThis download includes a worksheet pack to be used with the book, Billionaire Boy for a novel study or similar. There are lots of activities included separated into three sections, pre-read activities, during reading and after reading activities. This download includes:Pre-read sheets:- Book predictions- Story ideas mind-maps- Pre-read question cube- Workbook cover page- Write a blurb worksheetDuring reading sheets:- Adjectives in the book- Cause and effect sheet- Chapter illustrations- Character details sheet- Character drawings- Character Twitter page- Comic strips- Comparative and superlative worksheet- Compare characters- Dictionary work worksheet- Different settings worksheet- Draw a scene sheet- During reading question cube- Character Facebook page - Guided reading quick challenges - Character Instagram page - Interview a character sheet- Magpie words and phrases sheet- Character mind-map sheet- Newspaper template sheet - Nouns in the book- Problems and solutions- Speech marks worksheet- Spellings sheet- Author research sheet- Verbs in the book- Verb tenses worksheet- Word search- Diary entry worksheet - Character drawings sheet- Character family tree sheet- Compare characters sheet- Your favourite character sheet- Play-script worksheet- Character YouTube pageAfter reading sheets:- Write a poem sheet- After reading question cube- Book review sheet- Book title sheet- Crossword puzzle - Movie poster- Story basics- Story map- Top ten moments sheet- Top Trumps*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Trailblazers in Science(Six STEM Biographical Plays)

Trailblazers in Science(Six STEM Biographical Plays)

A bundle of six Reader's Theater Scripts from my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series. The six scientists in this bundle include:1. Elizabeth Blackwell2. Thomas Edison3. George Washington Carver(also in my African American Trailblazer bundle)4. Jacques Cousteau5. Marie Curie6. Katherine Johnson(currently in the news as she is highlighted in the movie,"Hidden Figures")Use these fun/informative STEM biographical plays during a unit of study in science, for Women's History Month, Black History Month, for a Friday Biographical person day or before a vacation.The format involves an appearance on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show where audience questioners ask the guest questions about their life and contributions to science. It's a great opportunity to have students role-play and show their acting skills.Each play is also available for purchase separately.

By gailhennessey

 Billionaire Boy First 10 Lessons Bundle

Billionaire Boy First 10 Lessons Bundle

Billionaire Boy First 10 Lessons BundleThis download includes the first 10 chapter lessons on the book Billionaire Boy by David Walliams.All the individual lessons are available separately in my store here.Thanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By Charleei

Oustanding Literacy The Hodgeheg / Ofsted used Lesson Plans, powerpoint presentations, resources

Oustanding Literacy The Hodgeheg / Ofsted used Lesson Plans, powerpoint presentations, resources

These Outstanding Literacy resources provides comprehensive short and medium term lesson plans, all teaching resources, power-point presentations, additional workbooks resource and a wealth of time saving teaching and learning resources that will motivate learners while they are engaging in class based learning. The whole unit of planned lessons and resources are based around the story The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. This valuable differentiated learning Literacy Based resource will is comprehensive to use in Observed lessons and will save you time thinking about how to motivate and engage your learners to show excellent progress. Excellent Value and Cost Effective resource. Enjoy your TEACHING :)

By rcooke1

Film Review Writing

Film Review Writing

A 10 slide PowerPoint exploring the ingredients of a solid and engaging film review.Includes an activity for students to analyse a model film review on Bond movie 'SkyFall' and a template/plan to begin creating their own!Suitable for primary and secondary age students of both English and Media Studies

By rosecoates

End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

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

By susanpowers09

Matilda: Grammar with Matilda (Year 4 Curriculum Objectives)

Matilda: Grammar with Matilda (Year 4 Curriculum Objectives)

This bundle includes activities focusing on the new Grammar objectives for Year 4 in the 2014 Curriculum. They are all linked to Roald Dahl's book Matilda. Also included is a playscript prompt and lesson plan for writing Bruce Bogtrotter and the Chocolate Cake as a playscript.

By d62jmn

ROMEO AND JULIET complete play  comprehension question & activities 75 PAGES

ROMEO AND JULIET complete play comprehension question & activities 75 PAGES

ACT 1 SCENE 1 - ACT 5 SCENE 3 (26)This will work as a good resource to use alongside studying the text. Alternatively, you could set it as homework or revision.The questions are suited to the AO's: explicit meaning, implicit meaning, language, structure, compare and evaluate. You can contact: kptutoring@hotmail.com for other worksheets based on literary texts.

By KatPus

Matilda: Bruce Bogtrotter Playscript Prompt

Matilda: Bruce Bogtrotter Playscript Prompt

Chapter 11 of Matilda is Bruce Bogtrotter and the chocolate cake. The pupils must rewrite the dialogue as a playscript. The grammar focus of this lesson, taken from the Year 4 2014 English Curriculum, is fronted adverbials.

By d62jmn

4 EYFS Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

4 EYFS Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

These lessons were planned for a series of 4 EYFS English lessons, but could easily be adapted for Year 1 children. The first lesson focuses on introducing the story and the children talking and writing about their own bedtime routines. The second lesson encourages children to retell the story using words and actions before sequencing the story using pictures and sentences. The third lesson takes the children outdoors as they change the setting of the story to Mr Bear trying to get to sleep in his tent in the woods. Children go on a sound walk to identify sounds which might keep Mr Bear awake. The final lesson encourages children to write their own simple story of Peace at Last with the new setting of the 'the woods'. If you do not have access to woodland, other outdoor areas could be used. All activities are differentiated and engaging. Hope your children enjoy them as much as mine.The sequencing pictures have been taken from the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.

By roxylouise

Fairy Tales (11 drama lessons for years 3 & 4 based on four fairy tales)

Fairy Tales (11 drama lessons for years 3 & 4 based on four fairy tales)

This pack contains 11 drama lessons based on four popular fairy tales. It is accompanied by 16 resources and a PPT presentation.There are full descriptions of the drama strategies used.1) The Three Billy Goats Gruff - two lessons based on script work. The strategies used are freeze frames, and performing a script as well as creating their own. There is also a short script for the whole story, which could be used for an assembly.2) Jack & the Beanstalk - three lessons. The strategies used are: corporate brain, conscience alley, freeze frames, improvisation, movement to music, mime and T.I.R. 3) Dick Whittington - three lessons. A short version of the story is included. The strategies used are: hot seating, improvisation, freeze frames, mime, scripts and picture whoosh!4) Little Red Riding Hood - three lessons. A full, new version of the story is included. The strategies used are: sculpture, improvisation, conscience alley, hot seating, thought circle, freeze frames and moving pictures

By RhymeRockRole

fun lesson on Shakespeare's language, prefixes and suffixes

fun lesson on Shakespeare's language, prefixes and suffixes

An engaging, exciting and fast paced lesson looking at the change in language from Shakespearean to modern. Using Shakespearean insults, students play a dice game to create their own before learning how to translate them. Student study what prefixes and suffixes are and try and explain how language has changed. All learning objectives, success criteria and resources are included and timers are embedded into the powerpoint. Dice are needed for this game. Great to introduce Shakespeare!

By ProfMcGonagall