Primary english teaching resources: Plays

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

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RL.5.1 - Quiz and Answer Guide

RL.5.1 - Quiz and Answer Guide

In this quiz, students assess their understanding of standard RL.5.1. Students answer five multiple choice questions that test their ability to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.This quiz includes:• 5 multiple choice questions• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games for Kids

129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games for Kids

If you teach English to Young Learners, then you'll know that flashcards are one of the best toolsa teacher can take with them into the classroom. ESL flashcards are an indispensable visual aid forchildren.The problem is for busy English teachers though, is to find a source of readily available and quick to pick up ESL flashcard games that you can play in your classes. Many teachers can fall into the trap of playing the same old flashcard games over and over, only to find that your kids are becoming less excited by your classes and are switching off. This e­book aims to stop that.This wonderfully presented ebook contains exactly 129 flashcard activities which ESL teachers can use in the classroom with their Young Learners. Each beautifully illustrated activity comes full step-by-step instructions on how to set up your classroom and students. There's also handy tips and points of things to consider. This is a 'must have' resource for any ESL teacher of children.129 Different TEFL Lemon Flashcard Games will hopefully be your #1 'go ­to' resource in the Teacher's Office and planning will not be the same without it.

By teachers11

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Classroom Templates

Classroom Templates

A variety of display templates with different themes, a book report, a character/theme analysis template and newspaper templates.

By magz2978

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KS3 Play study: Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

KS3 Play study: Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

This 6 week SOW teaches Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (play script) as part of a unit on fairytales. Students are directed to read and perform the play, whilst also reading a variety of fairytales. The unit directs students to write their own modern fairytale with a twist. It also includes a reading assessment which prompts students to explore the characterisation of Maurice as well as identify elements of fairytales. The SOW was designed for Year 7, but could easily be adapted for younger and slightly older year groups.

By chaybrown

Reading Lit and Informational Texts Playlists: Complete Grade 5 Bundle

Reading Lit and Informational Texts Playlists: Complete Grade 5 Bundle

This resource bundle aligns with all of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Informational Text and Reading: Literature. We have combined eighteen of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. Each playlist is designed for 30–45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities.Standard Coverage Notes:- The playlist covering standard RI.5.4 also covers RI.4.4 and contains materials for all students in the 3–5 grade band. 
- There is no playlist for RI.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of informational texts, including historical and social studies, science, and technical texts, within the grade 5 text-complexity band. 
- Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry. - There is no playlist for RL.5.8 because the Common Core does not deem this standard applicable to literature. - There is no playlist for RL.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of stories, dramas, and poetry within the grade 5 text-complexity band. The bundle includes dozens of passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to identify key ideas and details, to analyze craft and structure, and to integrate knowledge and ideas from a variety of media, genres, print and digital sources. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. 
 The Student Editions include:• 66 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 42 links to practice quizzes or activities• 18 assessments that include 68 multiple choice questions, 1 yes/no question, 1 fill-in-the-blank question, 2 true/false questions, 1 sorting question, and 3 matching questions • Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality nonfiction texts, including passages about: Helen Keller, NASA and space exploration, Mayan civilization, coral reefs, holidays, Benjamin Franklin, caves, American history, inventors, Frederick Douglass, and the North Pole• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum- “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens - “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll - “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer - “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson - “The Children’s Hour” by Henry W. Longfellow - “The Bird with the Broken Wing” by Florence Holbrook The Teacher Guides include:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 49 additional practice quizzes, activities, or resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

Reading Lit Playlists - Complete Grade 5 Bundle

Reading Lit Playlists - Complete Grade 5 Bundle

This resource bundle aligns with all of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Literature. We have combined nine of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. Each playlist is designed for 30–45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities. Standard Coverage Notes: - Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry. - There is no playlist for RL.5.8 because the Common Core does not deem this standard applicable to literature. - There is no playlist for RL.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of stories, dramas, and poetry within the grade 5 text-complexity band. The bundle includes dozens of additional passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to identify key ideas and details, to analyze craft and structure, and to integrate knowledge and ideas presented in a variety of media and genres. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. The Student Edition includes:• 34 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 25 links to practice quizzes or activities• 9 assessments that include 38 multiple choice questions, 1 sorting question, and 2 matching questions• Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum- “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens - “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll - “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer - “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson - “The Children’s Hour” by Henry W. Longfellow - “The Bird with the Broken Wing” by Florence Holbrook The Teacher Guide includes:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 23 additional resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

Reading Lit Playlists - Key Ideas and Details Bundle for Grade 5

Reading Lit Playlists - Key Ideas and Details Bundle for Grade 5

This resource bundle aligns with the Key Ideas and Details standards of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Literature. We have combined four of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. (Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry.) Each playlist is designed for 30-45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities. The bundle includes additional passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to draw inferences from a text, to determine how characters respond to challenges, to reflect on a poem’s topic, and to compare and contrast elements of stories and dramas. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. 
The Student Edition includes:• 14 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 8 links to practice quizzes or activities• 4 assessments that include 20 multiple choice questions• Definitions of key terms, such as explicit, theme, and contrast• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell - “Beautiful Joe” by Marshall Saunders- “How I Learned to Ride” by Leo Tolstoy- “The Ugly Duckling” by August Stevenson- “Heidi” by Johanna Spyri- “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de MaupassantThe Teacher Guide includes:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 8 additional resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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Drawing Inferences - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Drawing Inferences - Playlist and Teaching Notes

In this playlist, students explore standard RL.5.1. They will draw inferences from the text and use evidence to support those inferences. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.The playlist includes:• 2 links to instructional videos or texts• 5 links to practice quizzes or activities• Definitions of key terms, such as explicit and quotes• 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questionsAccompanying Teaching Notes include:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to additional resources• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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How Characters Respond to Challenges - Playlist and Teaching Notes

How Characters Respond to Challenges - Playlist and Teaching Notes

In this playlist, students explore standard RL.5.2. They will determine how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges. Students will read excerpts from several texts, including "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.The playlist includes:• 3 links to instructional videos or texts• 2 links to practice quizzes or activities• 1 assessment that includes four multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms, such as character and challenge• Excerpts from several texts including "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis CarrollAccompanying Teaching Notes include:• 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 levels

By Wisewire

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The Meaning of Figurative Language - Playlist and Teaching Notes

The Meaning of Figurative Language - Playlist and Teaching Notes

In this playlist, students explore standard RL.5.4. They will learn how to identify examples of figurative language and use context to determine the meaning of words and phrases. Students will explain what a metaphor and simile is. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.The playlist includes:• 6 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 7 links to practice quizzes or activities• 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions and two matching questions• Definitions of key terms, such as literal meaning and metaphor• Examples of how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown wordsAccompanying Teaching Notes include:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to additional resources • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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Themes in Adventure Stories - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Themes in Adventure Stories - Playlist and Teaching Notes

In this playlist, students explore standard RL.5.9. They will compare and contrast adventure stories’ approaches to similar themes and topics. Students work through excerpts from such books as "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.The playlist includes:• 4 links to instructional videos or texts• 1 link to practice quizzes or activities• 1 assessment that includes two multiple choice questions and one sorting question• Definitions of key terms, such as genre and protagonistAccompanying Teaching Notes include:• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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How Point of View Influences a Story - Playlist and Teaching Notes

How Point of View Influences a Story - Playlist and Teaching Notes

In this playlist, students explore standard RL.5.6. They will describe how a narrator or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. Students will identify and understand the use of anecdotes in informational texts. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.The playlist includes:• 2 links to instructional videos or texts• 2 links to practice quizzes or activities• 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms, such as third-person omniscient and point of view• Examples of the same story from different points of viewAccompanying Teaching Notes include:• Additional activities 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 levels

By Wisewire

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Battlefield

Battlefield

A writing lesson based on the beginning of Macbeth. Students take control of how much they want to challenge themselves. A creative lesson allowing students to take on the persona of Macbeth and write creatively about his experiences. Time is set aside at the end for students to reflect on their progress.

By Kicks3

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William Shakespeare introduction

William Shakespeare introduction

An introductory lesson into William Shakespeare. Aimed at year 7 but easily adapted. Allows students to complete independent research with opportunities to reflect at the end. Students are given a well structured resource that helps them to plan and co-ordinate their own learning.

By Kicks3

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Who's Who?

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Who's Who?

A research lesson to help students to learn about character before reading the play. Students have time to research and to recap what they have learnt. This was originally planned for a low ability year 8 class which took two lessons however, it can easily be adapted for all year groups and abilities along with adapting it to other topics.

By Kicks3

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Romeo and Juliet Character Map

Romeo and Juliet Character Map

Romeo and Juliet character map. Here is a downloadable resource that can be used time and time again. It gives students a really good visual reference when they are learning the character dynamics of the play. I was asked to make this for a school and this has been well received.

By captionteseducation

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An audience with Romeo and Juliet

An audience with Romeo and Juliet

I have bundled together three resources which will be useful when studying Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet in particular. I have included another Power Point which is more generally about writing with a sense of audience in mind.These resources are suitable for any age group but will best suit those with some existing knowledge of Shakespeare's play.

By jlimb

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A brief history of nits - A comedy script for kids

A brief history of nits - A comedy script for kids

A short sketch originally written as an extra scene for an end of year six play. All about the experience of nits (something close to the heart of all schoolkids!) It works just as well stand alone for a bit of comedy and good fun, especially with the character of Matron who can be played as a pantomime dame.Can be used in the classroom, theatre or assembly hall, or as inspiration for comedy script writing in a lesson.

By sidriver

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The jolly Christmas Postman - Play Script

The jolly Christmas Postman - Play Script

Easy script for SEN, Early years or KS1. Based on the story Merry Christmas Mr Postman this is a simple script to further explore the story, present to parents or even an assembly. It is scripted for 20 minutes.

By rutecastro

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Mutual Respect Assembly or Class Play Key Stage II

Mutual Respect Assembly or Class Play Key Stage II

Mutual Respect Assembly - Key Stage IICast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration: 10 - 15 minutes reading time (not including songs/music suggestions)Another class play on 'Respect' is available for Key Stage I children.Sample Text:(Whole team do ‘high-fives’)Narrator: Good to see team spirit!Child 1: Oh we have plenty of that! We put in so many hours togetherChild 2: We sure earn each other’s respect!(Exit ‘Olympians’)Narrator: And that is so important! Just imagine if(Enter ‘Footballers 1 - 4’: Child 3, 4, 5 & 6)Music 5 Football Anthem – or theme music to Match of the Day(Footballers kick ball around, in bored, listless manner before dropping to the ground, for a break)(Enter Coach – Child 7, blowing whistle; all four footballers jump to their feet)Coach: Hey! Slacking off already? I don’t think so!Child 3: Oops! Sorry coach!Coach: You will be!Child 4: We were justChild 7: (Interrupting angrily) Yes, I could see! I repeat, slacking off! Not on my watch, you don’t! Now, that will be ten extra laps of the pitch for you! Off you go!(Exit Footballers, grumbling)Narrator: Oh dear! That seemed a bit harsh!Child 7: Oh? And you think if I’d strolled on and said, ‘Oh that’s fine. Don’t mind me! Just keep doing what you’re doing’ – that they’d have one jot of respect for me?Narrator: Well, er ..Child 7: Of course they wouldn’t. It’s not my job to pamper them. It is to make them better players. To give them pride in themselves! Nothing like a bit of discipline to achieve that!Narrator: Oh I couldn’t agree more! I’m all for discipline.Child 7: And respect!Narrator: Oh yes, that as well!Child 7: Nothing like a bit of healthy respect for your team, the opposition and yourself!Narrator: Wow! That’s a lotta respect!Child 7: You can never have too much respect, believe me!

By suesplays

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KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction and Non-Fiction Pack)

KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction and Non-Fiction Pack)

This is a collection of 31 fiction and non-fiction comprehensions. Each text represents a different genre and comes with a range of comprehension questions. They are designed to be used weekly during comprehension or guided reading sessions, but could also be used for dictations, analysing grammar/punctuation techniques, exemplars or as writing starters. Also included is a 124 page flipchart (ActivInspire - interactive; PowerPoint and PDF format) comprised of each text and the accompanying questions - great for feeding back as a class and discussing the best answers for each question.Genres: Adventure, Suspense, War, Science-Fiction, Wild West, Fantasy, Classic Horror, Comedy, Superhero, Myth, Pirate, Crime, Thriller, Fairy Tale, Legend, Fable, Play-script, Folk Tale, Information Text, Explanation Text, Persuasion, Diary, Letter, Postcard, Recount, Newspaper Report, Biography, Instructions, Advert, Brochure, HistoricalObjectives Covered:Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooksIncreasing their familiarity with a wide range of booksUnderstand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:Checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in contextAsking questions to improve their understanding of a textDrawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidencePredicting what might happen from details stated and impliedIdentifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising theseIdentifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaningRetrieve and record information from non-fictionProvide reasoned justifications for their viewsMore like this... Primary Maths and Science Assessments Bundle KS2 Singapore Method Problem Solving Worksheet Generators - Bundle KS2 Dictionary & Thesaurus Pack

By mrajlong

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'Twas the fright before Christmas - A blackly funny play script and poem.

'Twas the fright before Christmas - A blackly funny play script and poem.

A Christmas tale of extremely ungrateful and children who get taught a lesson at the hands of a reformed Ebeneezer Scrooge, with a good few laughs built in. Blackly humorous in the style of a revolting rhyme. There are two versions of this, the original rhyming couplet poem so that you can see and hear its rhythm and the scripted version that you can use for performance and allocating parts.

By sidriver

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The Naked Truth - An Ancient Greek 'mockumentary'  humorous play script

The Naked Truth - An Ancient Greek 'mockumentary' humorous play script

A short comic play about the novelty of the first Olympic games in Ancient Greece. Part of this play lends itself to a bit of movie making that you can insert into the performance. I did it in a speeded up 'Goodies/Benny Hill' seventies style that worked really well although you could do it as a black and white silent, or as live stage acting. The possibilities are endless and exciting!!! You could make a film out of the whole thing - and don't worry, all nakedness is heavily censored (which is more than can be said for Ancient Greek pottery!!)Could be used in the assembly hall, theatre or classroom, or as an inspiration for comic script writing. Enjoy.

By sidriver