Radio Theater Drama Play The Monkey's Paw

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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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Here's a twenty-five minute dramatic radio play adapted from W.W. Jacob's classic, gothic story, The Monkey's Paw. Teach your students with lessons from a theater education expert, me! This script has 26 +roles (plus crew) and was written especially for the classroom! Strengthen your students' listening, speaking, and reading skills all at once. It's a one stop shop! #fallingfordealsseasonal

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  • A note to the director
  • W.W. Jacobs--a short bio.
  • Information about the story The Monkey's Paw of which the radio play was adapted
  • Sound effects list and suggestions how to use them
  • Music suggestions with links
  • How to stage a radio play with a floor plan for your use
  • Radio theater terms (such as "up and under")
  • 26 page radio play script complete with sound and music cues written by an award winning author, me!
  • Original music/sound effects composed by an award winning music educator
  • 3 corny commercials which can be used in the play or switched out with one of your students' own!

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45 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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