Comedy Radio Theater Play | It Could Always Be Worse

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Looking for something that teaches students that we all be grateful? Here's a fifteen minute comedy radio play script adapted from the Jewish folk tale, It Could Always Be Worse. This script has 20+ roles (plus crew) and was written especially for the classroom! Strengthen your students' listening, speaking, reading skills all at once. It's a one stop shop!

In addition, a teacher could use this script with students who are distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT

The product includes:

  • Warm-up--My version of a popular exercise
  • A note to the director
  • The Yiddish language information
  • Sound effects suggestions and how to use them
  • Music suggestions with links
  • How to stage a radio play with a floor plan for your use
  • Tips for characterizations and voicing of the roles
  • Radio theater terms (such as "up and under")
  • Thirteen page radio play script complete with sound and music cues written by an award winning author, me!
  • A commercial which can be used in the play or switched out with one of your students' own!

This is a crowd pleasing radio play created by an award-winning drama teacher and author with 38 years of experience.

HOW DO I USE THIS SCRIPT IN MY CLASSROOM? If I were you, I'd use it with a multicultural folk tales unit, drama, gifted or reading class. Or perhaps in an ESL class. It's terrific for the end of a semester and will tickle parents and others attending.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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