Teaching Basic Drama
12 page, easy-to-follow outline packed with activities for your first drama class!
Four pages—includes sample workshop outline for a Beginning Acting class.
Fill one of these in for every session and stay on track with fulfilling the goals of your class.
Don’t suffer by learning the hard way. Here are 13 pages of highly effective classroom management strategies and tips specifically for drama class!
Start and end your class with meaning! This six-page tutorial offers 12 ways to open class and six ways to end the experience.
18 page guide that easily walks you through the process of creating a themed-show that is fully created by the students.
No more hurt feelings when it comes to casting younger students in a show!
Most comprehensive list of theatre terminology you will find anywhere! Over 11 pages and 150 theatrical terms.
42 pages. You read that right. A forty-two page awesome Beginning Acting lesson plan comes with a membership to Drama Notebook.
18 pages. If you are working with students, ages 5-8, this lesson plan will dramatically reduce your planning time!
25 pages. Are you teaching scene study to teens this year? Enjoy eight sessions already planned for you!
Fun group bonding game that includes printable list of four types of distinctly different characters.
3-page detailed tutorial of the classic theatre exercise ‘Mirror.’ Includes ten variations and discussion questions.
11 pages, includes instructions for 13 different versions of this exercise, complete with over 100 prompts.
Classic drama activity in which students ‘become’ appliances, household items, flowers, and even weather! 10 pages. Includes three pages of prompts!
Five-page tutorial on this classic theatre exercise. Includes a description of tableau work, tips for creating successful tableaus and over 100 prompts.
6 pages. Is your group having trouble getting along? Here are 15 super-charged bonding activities that will help bring your group together!
30 easy pantomimes for younger students and 36 more difficult ones for older students.
Here are 28 imaginative scene starters for younger students and 28 scene starters for older students! Print them out and start the activity immediately.
Here are 28 complex situations with characters to use in improv, character work, or as prompts for students to write their own short plays or skits!
42 engaging situations for actors to improvise a one-sided phone conversation. Incredibly fun and perfect for coaching individual actors!
Fantastic list of 37 distinct emotions ready to print out and put in a hat for use with improvisational situations/games.
34 reasons to cross the stage. A super-fun activity that teaches the importance of motivation in stage movement.
Here are 24 locations and situations that can help young actors practice making their entrances meaningful!
Help your actors become believable onstage by having them practice performing stage business authentically. Here are over 40 suggestions and four ways to use them.
Actors practice being authentic onstage by searching for hidden items. Included are complete instructions and 25 obstacles.
Quick and easy guide to teaching students how to write blocking notations!
A thirty page PowerPoint presentation that teaches about traverse staging!
Here are nine short scenes for two that are designed to be interpreted in a myriad of ways. 9 pages. Ages 10 and up.
Worksheets and Evaluations
12 pages of graphically designed character worksheets for a wide-range of ages/abilities!
Custom worksheet for students who are working with historical characters. Includes simple and advanced versions!
Custom worksheet for students who are working with animal characters. Includes simple and advanced versions!