Drama and Music Lesson | Create Your Own Musical

Rated 4.92 out of 5, based on 18 reviews
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Grade Levels
7th - 9th, Homeschool
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Great addition to my creative music classes. Easy to use and very engaging! Thank you for creating this quality resource!


Do you have the next Stephen Sondheim in your classroom? Teach your students the process of creating a musical of their own! This low prep lesson 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 sixth through eighth grade, especially students new to theater class or in a Language Arts class.

Please note: To teach this lesson, you will need to check your school library or purchase several children's books. I used a Berenstain Bears book for the example. The class could decide upon a particular book they'd like to use. When writing lyrics, students could use a favorite song of their choice with new lyrics to coincide with the book.

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.

Updated April 3, 2022.

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
  • Exit slips-good for daily use
  • Links
  • Sources

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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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