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325 reviewed resources for scripted role play

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Reading the Play

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Do figures of speech enhance a play or story? In small groups, learners locate and describe figures of speech they find while reading a reader's theater play. After making predictions, they describe how the figures of speech make the...
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Readers Theatre Scripts

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Engage and entertain young learners with this collection of readers theatre activities. With over 25 different scripts, a wide range of topics are covered from simple counting and rhyming exercises to adaptions of popular children's...
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Social Competence

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Intended for adults with special needs, but appropriate for upper graders as well, this activity encourages appropriate interpersonal communication. They practice responding to various situations in a role play setting. The lesson...
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Diplomacy Role-Play

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore politics by participating in a class role-play activity. In this diplomatic solutions lesson, students listen as the teacher gives them a scenario to act out in which a student is not given advice when he or she needs...
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SCIENCE ROLE PLAYS

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a play in which each person in the group is a "character" or part of a system.  In this creative lesson students are assigned a process in which they write a script about with characters. 
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Swamps, Shrimp, and Tsunamis: A Simulation of Sustainable Development Issues in Coastal Ecuador

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the economic benefits, environmental losses and dangers of the shrimp farming industry on the coast of Ecuador. They read a script, role-play people involved in the shrimp business, and write an essay of the pros and cons.
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Mini-Lessons On Final Project: Play

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students, in groups, identify the elements of oral and visual representation that are needed in creating a play and practice role playing characters in this lesson which is part of a mini-unit which is linked here. They write a short...
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Test Your Speaking and Listening Skills: Role Play-Shopping: ESL

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this ESL role playing worksheet, students role play taking merchandise back to a store. Students read 9 lines of script, a conversation between 2 students.
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The Lorax Reader’s Theater

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours....
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Matilda - Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After reading the 11th chapter in Matilda, class members take on the role of Bruce Bogtrotter and re-enact the cake eating scene. Here's the catch: they must come-up with an impromptu re-enactment of the scene from the story, and use...
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Test Your Speaking And Listening Skills: Role Playing --Health

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this speaking and listening worksheet, students improve oral language skills by collaborating with a classmate in a dialogue about going to a doctor's office.
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Hat Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students make predictions about the story The Hat by Jan Brett, as well as retell the story. In this early childhood lesson plan, students make predictions about the story The Hat based on the illustrations. Students use animal masks...
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Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore women's history through films and filmmaking. An innovative research project prompts class members to create their own screenplay about a figure in women's history. After outlining their characters, settings, and plots, young...
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Peter and the Starcatcher: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most scholars agree: watching a play is much more meaningful than reading the script to one! However, some teachers may worry it's impossible to assess comprehension through drama. After watching Peter and the Starcatcher, learners...
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Career Development: Interviewing

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Prepping pupils for the real world is a vital part of our job. This activity focuses on getting upper graders ready for their first post-collegiate job interview. They will prepare a resume, research a potential company to work for, and...
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Goofy Jane

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars discover techniques for good communication. In this communication lesson plan, students role play ways to communicate with others in a positive manner.  Young scholars also discuss their reactions to the skits and real...
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Fun Plays on Famous First Ladies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students inquire about the lives of the First Ladies in our country. In this First Ladies lesson, students build knowledge about the contributions of First Ladies and how their childhood made them the person they are. Students do a play...
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Fight or Flight Concepts

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars explore psychology by participating in an argument role-play situation. In this conflict resolution lesson, students identify a list of steps to be taken when introduced to a potentially violent altercation. Young scholars...
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What Is Honesty?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for exploring honesty with your learners! Youngsters role play four scenarios that involve honest and dishonest actions, and then engage in meaningful discussion and activities regarding those...
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Indian Meets Colonist - Role Play

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students role play as colonists and Indians. They are assigned a specific colony and Indian group, and write a script and then role play in front of their classmates.
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Being in the Noh: An Introduction to Japanese Noh Plays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a Japanese Noh play and discuss its structure and traditional characters. They choose a short myth and write a Noh play based on it.
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Save the Lofty Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Save the Lofty Trees, by Leslie Mills, provides the text for a study of the roles of animals and humans in the forest. Richly detailed, the plan offers two approaches to the play: as a scenario for children to imagine what actions would...
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The Twits - Mrs Twit Gets a Stretching

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A cork, a rubber snake, and a bucket of mud may not seem like the best materials for washing a car, but they are in The Twits. The fifth lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl has readers role play...
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Advocacy 101

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Want a change? Become an advocate. As part of a study of the responsibilities of good citizens, class members engage in a series of role plays which model how to lobby for change.