Actors, backstage, waiting for their entrance.
Teachers, do you have a favorite play that you use with your students? Does it encourage good reading skills, listening skills, teamwork, and Humanities core content?
It's a lot to ask, I know.
When I was a gifted and talented teacher, NBCT, and jack-of-all-trades, I loved to do a good play with good students - sometimes within the classroom schedule, and sometimes as an after school workshop. Either way, students need an authentic audience, which could be parents, or another classroom, or a big school wide event.
I have The Frog Prince, A Children's Play (Annotated) on Amazon for Kindle. It's a humorous rendition of the old standard and is geared toward learning about drama vocabulary and our state Humanities core content.
The play explains how to perform with 9 characters, or a whole classroom of students. (adaptability is important)
It has great ideas for the production on a practically nonexistent public school budget, which is very helpful for any elementary school production.
After the script comes the quizzes and practice pages and ideas for working with drama vocabulary in fun ways that help students to retain what they are learning, to be creative, and to enjoy putting on a great play. It's a bargain, ha!
See how much fun they had? I hope I can find photos from the other productions, too.
Any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.