Drama Lesson and Study Guide | A Christmas Story the Broadway Musical

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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One of the most beloved holiday films of the season is now a Broadway musical! A Christmas Story the Musical is an engaging, heartwarming, funny musical and this lesson demonstrates that. This two or three-day lesson and study guide can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist biographies or other Page to Stage musical lessons.

The teacher will need access to YouTube.com.

Need a quick emergency lesson plan? Or one for a substitute? Everything is provided for the busy teacher.

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Two Warm Ups--MY Version of Popular Exercises
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Photos of the 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, Pasek and Paul (who also co-wrote Dear Evan Hansen)
  • History about the Film and Musical Helping One Another
  • A Shortened Lesson on : What are the Tony Awards?
  • Tony Awards it Received
  • What are the Tony Awards
  • New York City Map with Competing Theatres Labeled
  • Student Note Page
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia
  • Quotes from the Musical--Good for Discussions and Assignments
  • Extension Activities--Five different activities, individual and group
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show

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Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.


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