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I found this website when I was looking for help with a summer theatre class I was teaching. This site helped me bring my class to the next level. The resources on it are unbelievably helpful. I will be using it again the next time I teach drama.
I teach Drama to children from Yr 0 to 4. Drama Notebook has given me great resources. Thank you.
I enjoy the materials but when I could no longer afford it I could not find a way to cancel.
I'm sorry that you had trouble. We try to make it as easy as possible to cancel your subscription. It's listed in six different places, and you can always email Alex to have him do it for you manually. Please come back anytime!
Drama Notebook really helped me get lots of great ideas for my classes. The site has so much info for acting teachers and I love the friendly responses from Alex and Janea when I have contacted them about something. Drama Notebook is definitely my favorite website for teaching lessons!
This is my first time teaching Drama and now I feel prepared enough to tackle the job. Plenty of resource information to help me put together my lesson plans.
Excellent resource for a drama teacher!!!
Excellent for our middle school drama club. Resources are awesome and really helped us start up our club. Highly recommendable!
Good for everyday teachers. would be nice to have a preview before downloading
Thanks for your feedback. A tremendous amount of work goes into every lesson/script on Drama Notebook and each one is then made available to teachers for basically less than $1. Offering previews on top of the already huge benefit of low-cost, high-quality material simply isn't feasible. However, if you download something you cannot use, you are always welcome to write to Alex and he will replace your credit. I hope that helps.
Love your resources. I have used such a variety of your work either in addition to my existing units or as stand-alone units. In particular, I found the Monologue Unit very successful with my year 9 students.
I subscribed to Drama Notebook to access some plays to do with my 8 grandchildren. They love acting out a story, especially if it's funny. Often I babysit while their parents are gone to an event or conference for a few days and they proudly perform their play for their parents when they return. The plays are well-thought out and have enough easy parts for the little ones. They can utilize many things around the house as effective props. They are not so long that they lose their interest and the silliness interjected into the script is silliness that they understand and appreciate, not over their heads. I really appreciate not having to come up with my own ideas because creativity is not my strong point. Thank you for your site!
What a fun lady you must be! Will you be my grandma?
Addictive and Classic! My experience of this site has left me speechless!I joined to gain an insight on creative ideas as a Drama Teacher. The content and its quality have highly exceeded my expectations. This is not only a great website for Drama Teachers but also aspiring responsible parents who aim to bring a difference in the life of their children through Drama!Thank you very much for your help!
Love this website!
This has been a godsend. I'm new to teaching and was already starting to run out of ideas on how to teach and manage junior school. The material and ideas available on this site have been invaluable. Site is easy to navigate and user-friendly. Highly recommended!
This was my first year running our middle school theater group. Your site was a life saver. I not only used the skits but the game ideas are great and plentiful.
I've been teaching drama to preschool-elementary students for years and was looking for some new ideas. I found many on Drama Notebook!
This is an amazing drama site! I purchased last year and we were offering drama as an elective type class for our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. I am not a drama teacher and this site offered so much advice and great tips on how to run a drama class. The scripts available were age appropriate and easy to perform. This is a great site for novice drama teachers.
This site was such a great resource for me to teach 8th Grade Speech & Drama! The site is easy to navigate and I appreciate all that you have to offer.
Drama Notebook is an amazing site! I've been using Drama Notebook for about 3 years now and it has helped me teach drama classes and drama camps. My kids have loved every minute of my classes!
As a new drama teacher this year, Drama Notebook has saved me. I can find whatever drama activities, tool, etc. I need and more! I highly recommend it!
A fantastic site with an unending wealth of information. I suggest anyone that needs to teach Drama from K to Grade 10 definitely join! Thank you for the help!
Great website with a lot of very useful material and also well sorted; it's very easy to find what you need!
Great drama resources ready to use in the classroom - very helpful and wide variety!
I subscribed to Drama Notebook because I am a drama teacher. I was looking for some scripts to perform with my students. The website gave me lots of ideas and guidance on how to perform a play. I would suggest you to have more scripts for older kids such as for high school levels.
Thanks for mentioning this, Sierah. We are spending the entire summer adding hundreds of royalty-free scripts to Drama Notebook, including MANY short scripts and even full-length original plays for high school.
Wonderful site with fantastic material. Would definitely recommend!
Wonderful source for teaching drama. Highly engaging activities.
Excellent resources. And our computer accidentally downloaded some materials twice and Drama Notebook gladly gave us the downloads back.
I've really enjoyed using the different games, scripts, teaching aids over the years. The lessons are written in way that always gets the kids involved and having fun. I've even used these same aids with our adult theatre groups and had the same success. There's something here for the beginning teacher to the experienced stage hand.
I was looking for a mystery unit for grade 4/5 drama and I stumbled upon this site! Thank you so much for all of the resources!
I was given a drama class to teach this last year for which I was in no way qualified or prepared. I would never have been able to do it without the great resources, courses and activities I found on this wonderful site. Thank you so much!
Our community theater has just finished our annual Youth Theater Workshop. The lessons and plays you offer were invaluable. We plan to keep up our subscription and continue to enjoy Drama Notebook in the future!
I have taught drama class for several years, and it has been tough (painful) at times. Since having the use of Drama Notebook, the class has been incredibly more successful, less stressful, and much more fun. Thanks a ton!!
Thanks for your positive comments. I'm so happy that my work helped transform your class experience. It's been my mission all along to create materials that engage and inspire!
Thank you for all you do for kids and teens...
A great resource to have when teaching. I didn't end up using a lot of the material but it definitely gave me the push I needed to get started.
Fabulous resource for busy Drama Teachers. All resources are carefully created and thorough to meet the needs of the lesson. My 'go to' when I need inspiration 🙂
Drama Notebook is a fantastic resource! They provided me with so many entertaining lessons that I was able to use successfully with my elementary music/drama students ages 8 - 12. I really appreciate how they provide warm-ups, exercises, and games as well as skits and plays. A full spectrum of highly usable material - thanks!
After being out of the classroom for ten years, I found myself teaching drama to middle schoolers! This website was a blessing! Lesson plan ideas, warmups, games, and even the plays that we are performing next week. One stop shopping for all of my drama needs!Everything on this website is user friendly and easy to incorporate into a class of any level. I really appreciate the ease of finding things and would recommend this site to anyone.
Brilliant ideas to use with all age groups!
I love this site! It has been very helpful as a supplemental resource for my curriculum.
This has been my go-to guide since I began teaching drama courses. I like the variety the site provides with content. The monologue contest submissions have been fun and inspiring to read! I found that the students were able to relate easier to monologues written by their peers. Thanks Janea for providing this service!
I'm glad that your students are resonating with the monologues written by other kids. I hope that you consider teaching a unit on monologues and submitting your student's work to the site!
An awesome resource. I use it every day!
Some really great resources that make drama really fun for students and easy for teachers. I teach grade 8 drama and they loved the 'Crime Scenes' activity and the 'Talking Objects.'
I highly recommend this site for all theater arts teachers. I had a drama class thrown into my visual arts classes at the last minute and this site was a life saver. I especially enjoyed the videos that showed many of the drama activities. My classes were huge-up to 42 seventh graders, and I couldn't have made it through the year without this site.
For four months leading up to the school play, I offered a drama club in my middle school. Drama Notebook has been phenomenal at providing me with materials to encourage student engagement and love for all things drama! I have even entered student work in the contests. Without Drama Notebook, I would have run out of ideas for my club long ago!
My students really enjoyed using the monologues for our Drama Recital. I appreciate the accessibility of the many short plays and monologues. Thank you kindly for your efforts to help keep the 'Art of Acting' alive and well.
The website is very helpful especially for new drama teachers. I plan on using the materials I found on this site to open my own drama school.
I have found this site so helpful over the last year. The resources are helpful to the point of being a godsend. Thanks folks, keep up the good work!
So organized and helpful!!!!
This is my go-to site for planning rehearsals, from the very start of the Drama Club season, through the end. The games are so much fun for the kids! Helps make 90 minute rehearsals full and keeps their attention.
Drama Notebook is an incredible reference for all teachers - whether you specialize in theatre or have zero experience! 10/10 recommend to all drama teachers!
I am most thankful for "finding" this group. Drama Notebook assisted me with wonderful ideas and activities as I embarked on my first drama teaching experience with young minds during the 2017 summer school experience. I look forward to new curriculum for 2018 summer school. Shout out to DRAMA NOTEBOOK.
Simply the best.... Better than all the rest.... A lifesaver!!!