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This engaging 15 minute holiday play and unit (38 pages in length) with roles for 25+ students is suitable for students whether studying winter, folk tales, nature, birds or used in a creative dramatics class. Students strengthen their reading (fluency), speaking (diction) and listening skills (restating) while learning to work cooperatively. This unit and play was written specifically for fifth through eighth grade students and reflects that.

A teacher could assign this play and unit to students who are distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT

Students will:

  • explore a North American folk tale about the legend of the evergreen trees
  • dramatize a folk tale with ORIGINAL songs created specifically for this piece
  • use their imaginations to express emotion through movement

Integrate with your vocal music teacher and present the play together!

This product comes with:

  • Letter to teacher
  • Two warm up exercises-one an extensive movement exercise
  • A copy of the original folk tale about the reasons evergreen trees never lose their leaves
  • Procedure/rehearsal schedule--day to day break down and minutes needed
  • 8 Page script--complete with stage directions to help the teacher stage the piece
  • Teacher's script for post performance assignment
  • Stage properties list
  • Snowflake and frost construction page
  • Costume suggestions list--how to dress cast simply or more extensively
  • Sound effects list--with suggestions over how to create them
  • Two coloring pages just for fun
  • Sound Bytes of melody and accompaniment
  • Sources list

The music (optional) could be performed with piano accompaniment or Orff instruments as well as guitar.

This play would be great for the end of the semester. if you are looking for something to impress your parents, this is it!

Comprehensive? You bet!

Created by a veteran drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

Remember: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! If you would try to buy this unit through a play publishing company, it would cost you $10.95 for just the play (see Dramatics Publishing Company). This is an entire unit AND the play. This is a heck of a deal!!

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Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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