Drama Lessons| Tom Sawyer Play Study Guide and Drama Vocabulary Word Wall

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an excellent story for our middle grade students to study. Here is study guide for a play version of the book. Questions for a read-aloud are included as well as questions to study the play from a theatrical perspective. Playwright, Tim Kelley was a prolific playwright and this script is a perfect example of his body of work. His plays are especially suited for middle grade students.

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Tom Sawyer

This product includes:

  • A Letter to the Teacher
  • Short Bio. on Mark Twain
  • Information about the novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Procedure
  • Warm Up
  • Teacher's Script--What I say and How I say it!
  • Discussion Questions from a Theatrical Perspective
  • Discussion Questions for a Class Read-Aloud
  • Theater Vocabulary Words--34 In Total
  • Theater Words Definitions
  • Source Page

HOW DO I USE THIS IN MY CLASSROOM? My advice is to order the scripts now so you are prepared ahead of time--by two weeks. Students in a drama class need to read plays and the best way to engage them is by reading aloud. Ask for volunteers to read until everyone feels confident in taking a turn. You will be surprised at how quickly they catch on to how to read a script. By day two, they'll be hooked!

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