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Broadway musicals are very popular with our students. Let's teach them about the PROCESS of creating a musical of their own! This lesson lasts six days and gives your students an opportunity to work cooperatively and become playwrights and lyricists by adapting a portion of a children's book. It is most successful with students in eighth through eleventh grade, especially students new to theater class or in a Language Arts class. In addition, a teacher could use this lesson with students who are distance learning #DistanceLearningTPT

Please note: To teach this lesson, you will need to check your school library or purchase several children's books. I have used a Berenstain Bears book for the example.

Note: I created a digital version of this lesson for you which is included in the product! I split up the students' pages and placed answer boxes on several pages. I hope this helps you.

This product includes:

  • a letter to the teacher
  • warm up---MY version of this popular exercise
  • teacher's script--what I say and how I say it!
  • procedure for the entire lesson
  • outline assignment
  • example of outline
  • detailed assignment sheet for students
  • storyboard template
  • rubric--FULLY EDITABLE
  • links
  • sources

Created by an award-winning drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.


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