Famous Artist Sarah Bareilles Songwriter of Waitress Musical Biography

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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This distance learning lesson focuses on actress, singer and songwriter, the award-winning Sarah Bareilles. The student researches questions about her life, 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. #DistanceLearning#TPT

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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 or Cynthia Erivo. Or they tie it to a lesson about the Tony Awards at Tony Awards Lesson


You can use this PDF resource to create an activity that students can complete on a device. Use the red button above in the right column which says Create Digital Activity.

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 assignment
  • Enrichment activities
  • Sources including two links to videos of Bareille's performances

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12 pages
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