Blended Learning Lesson Wicked the Broadway Musical with Boom Cards

Grade Levels
6th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Internet Activities
70 pages
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Here are blended learning experiences concerning Wicked, the Broadway musical. Students read, research its history, origination of the production, composer and book writer, trivia, etc. This unique, innovative differentiated lesson with Boom cards is the best of both worlds giving students an opportunity to learn individually and additional tools for the teacher to instruct through distance learning or in the classroom. #distancelearningTPT

How do I use this in my classroom?

It's a three-step process. First, the teacher assigns the student to view a portion of a video which focuses on Wicked on Broadway and the Tony awards its won. Next, she assigns the Boom Cards! for the student to study prior to the extension assignments. Lastly, the teacher charges the students select one of several assignments, individual and group. This lesson can last one or two days.

Included in the PDF product:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Warm Up--MY Version of a Popular Physical Warm Up
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Photos from the Broadway Production
  • Separate File of Slides for Teacher to Use to Lecture
  • Plot of the Musical
  • History about the Origination of the Production
  • Information concerning the composer, Steven Schwartz
  • Information about the playwright, Winnie Holzman
  • A Shortened Lesson on: What are the Tony Awards?
  • Tony Awards it Received
  • What are the Tony Awards
  • New York City Map with Competing Theaters Labeled
  • Student Note Page
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia
  • Quotes from the Musical--Good for Discussions and Assignments
  • Extension Activities--One Pager Assignment, a Terrific Way to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience
  • One Pager Templates
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show

Included in the Boom Cards! product:

  • 21 Boom Cards which include the history of set design, responsibilities of a set designer and design elements
  • True/false questions to secure the learning as the student progresses through them

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Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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