DRAMA UNITS AND LESSONS: HALLOWEEN THEME

DRAMA UNITS AND LESSONS: HALLOWEEN THEME
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    SAVE 15% BY PURCHASING A BUNDLE! Fall is a special time of year. One of my favorite days, of course, is Halloween. Older students enjoy celebrating it, too. This bundle includes EIGHT lessons, a unit and three plays which strengthen cooperative learning, reading, writing, speaking, listening AND creativity! I've even given you a free bonus lesson. WHAT A DEAL!!

    See what I mean:

    Sound Effects--Halloween Theme

    This lesson focuses on sound effects using Halloween as your theme! Students learn about Foley engineers, create a sound effect scene, use sound effects and work cooperatively in small groups to produce a scary scene for their classmates.

    The product includes:

    • letter to teacher
    • teacher's questions
    • procedure
    • suggested sound effects for the lesson
    • Foley engineers and their responsibilities to a production
    • links to video clips demonstrating how to be a Foley engineer

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    Costume Design with Halloween Characters

    This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on Halloween characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. Suitable for students in grades 4 to 9, the product is broken in to two class periods, although it could be used for a one day exploration of the subject.

    Students will learn about:

    • The History of Costume Design

    • The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design

    • Costumes Notes for Students

    • The History of Halloween and Halloween Costumes

    • Procedure

    • Materials List

    • Source & Video Link List

    • A Warm-Up—Engaging and Creative

    • Halloween Character List

    • Two Assignments--one design and one written

    • Student Examples

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    Tableau: Halloween Theme

    Tableau is a component of drama any student can learn and perform, especially grades 4-8. This lesson integrates Halloween into the learning which makes it fun and unique. Included in the lesson are two extension activities in case the teacher wants to make a longer lesson out of it.

    Product includes:

    • the reasons to teach tableau
    • the history of tableau
    • teacher's script
    • Halloween character list
    • links to alternative activity for inspiration
    • sculpture example
    • evaluation and alternative activities

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    Radio Theater Unit and Free Play: The Invisible Man

    This unit is THREE WEEKS in length and focuses on radio theater. Over 60 pages in length, it is suitable for middle and high school drama, reading, ELL classes or upper elementary gifted classes.

    It includes:

    • A lesson on the history of radio theater

    • Information about Foley engineers

    • Three links to video clips of Foley engineers

    • Student created sound effect project

    • Five links to radio play performances (some vintage and some recent)

    • A mini-lesson in writing and producing radio commercials

    • Links to four commercials and two acting exercises focused on sound effects

    • Procedure plan to follow day by day throughout the unit

    • Teacher’s questions

    • A sound effects quiz

    • How to use one's voice advice

    • Sound effects suggestions for play including links

    • Music suggestions for play including links

    • Directing suggestions and floor plan

    • A student group example of a radio commercial

    • Trivia about radio theater stars

    FREE radio play scripts of H.G. Welles' "The Invisible Man" suitable for classroom use with roles for an average size class with NO ROYALTIES and sound effect and music cues all ready placed in the script for you.

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    Radio Theater Play: The Canterville Ghost

    Radio Theater Play: The Frozen Pirate

    These radio plays were adapted specifically for the classroom.

    Here is Oscar Wilde's story, one of the first of his to be published, adapted into a radio play with roles for 15 students, is suitable for middle and high school students. Students become familiar with one of England's most popular playwrights. This script could be used separately as a stand alone lesson or as part of a unit about horror stories of the late 1800's.

    This product includes:

    • a letter for the teacher
    • the rationale for teaching radio theater
    • a brief biography on Oscar Wilde
    • radio play, including sound and music cues
    • sound effects list
    • music suggestions

    The Frozen Pirate contains similar materials. Here is William Clark Russell's book "The Frozen Pirate", with roles for 16+, adapted into a radio play suitable for middle and high school students. Students become familiar with one of England's most popular playwrights. This script could be used separately as a stand alone lesson or as part of a unit about nautical stories of the late 1800's.

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    Zombie Stage Makeup

    This lesson is focused on stage makeup application for ZOMBIES (yes, you read that right)! It gives your students an opportunity to be stage make up designers. A brief history of stage makeup is included for the teacher to instruct through slides as well. Students in art classes, drama, and gifted students love this lesson. Although this lends itself to Halloween, the lesson can be taught most anytime.

    Students learn about:

    • Warm Up Game--Zip, Zap, Zop (MY version)

    • The History of Stage Makeup (separate file of Power Point slides & teacher's lecture notes)

    • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it

    • Procedure

    • Materials List (with suggestions which can be purchase inexpensively)

    • Source & Video link list (various Zombie types tutorials, etc.)

    • Two Assignments--one drawing and one creative writing

    • Theatre Quote page--great to use for discussion and/or bell ringers

    FREE BONUS LESSON!!!

    Mascot Costume Design

    =This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on mascots and their unusual costumes. It gives your students an opportunity be costume designers and learn all about the profession. Suitable for students in grades 6 to 9, the product is broken down for two class periods, although it could be used for a one day exploration of the subject. Students in art classes, drama, and gifted students love this lesson.

    Students learn about:

    • The History of Costume Design
    • The History of Mascots (this is really interesting!)
    • The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design
    • Costume Notes for Students (including specific information about mascot costumes)
    • Procedure
    • Teacher Script--what I say and how I say it!
    • Materials List
    • A Warm-up—engaging and creative
    • Two Assignments--one drawing and one creative writing
    • Student Writing Examples
    • Source & Video clips link list It gives your students an opportunity be costume designers and learn all about the profession. Suitable for students in grades 6 to 9, the product is broken down for two class periods, although it could be used for a one day exploration of the subject. Students in art classes, drama, and gifted students love this lesson.

    Students learn about:

    • The History of Costume Design
    • The History of Mascots (this is really interesting!)
    • The Rationale for Teaching Costume Design
    • Costume Notes for Students (including specific information about mascot costumes)
    • Procedure
    • Teacher Script--what I say and how I say it!
    • Materials List
    • A Warm-up—engaging and creative
    • Two Assignments--one drawing and one creative writing
    • Student Writing Examples
    • Source & Video clips link list

    How do I use these?

    These lessons can stand alone of be used together. For instance, student could design a costume for the radio theater character they portray.

    Created by an award winning drama teacher and director of thirty-eight years, these units are winners!

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