TpT Digital Activity

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TpT Digital Activity
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TpT Digital Activity
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  1. Save 20%!! This bundle has SIX famous women theater artists--Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Meryl Streep, Ali Stroker and Sarah Bareilles. Talk about girl power! The biographies include questions about the artists' journeys to success in their field, trivia, quotes and and a link
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This distance learning lesson focuses on actress and singer, the Tony award-winning Ali Stoker. If you don't know Ali, she is the first wheelchair user to win a Tony award. The student researches questions about her life, the journey to Broadway and various accolades she's received while practicing growth mindset. Finally, using a One Pager assignment, the student designs her life. This lesson takes sixty to ninety minutes to complete.


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Many teachers combine these biographies with other Dramamommaspeaks over actors Lin Manuel Miranda, actresses Audra McDonald and Meryl Streep or designer Ming Cho Lee, Tim Minchin, Pasek and Paul, Cynthia Erivo and Sarah Bareilles. Or they tie it to a lesson about the Tony Awards at Tony Awards Lesson

If your students need to do a research project, the Places Please lessons are good ones to introduce the unit. Perhaps more students would pursue a career in the theater arts if we show them what is possible for them?

In addition, these bios. are a great springboard for discussion concerning goals, tenacity, determination and professionalism.

This product includes:

  • Letter to teacher explaining the lesson
  • Student note sheet
  • Teacher's key
  • Assignment
  • One-pager template for assignment
  • One-pager example of theassignment
  • Enrichment activities
  • Sources including two links to videos of Bareille's performances

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
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.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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