Theater Arts Lesson | Storytelling Unit One Week!

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Part of a Bundle This is a 5 day unit focused on storytelling and most successful with fifth through eighth grade students and classes in language arts, reading, drama and ESL. Students strengthen their writing, listening, speaking skills and having fun doing so!

Many of my most reluctant students do very well with storytelling because it doesn't feel like they are performing. Plus, we all draw closer because they share something about their own life. It's a win-win!

Purchase from a trusted, veteran theater teacher (38 years) and director of over 300 plays and musicals whose primary goal is to engage students!

HOW CAN I USE THIS UNIT IN MY CLASSROOM? This unit could be studied separately or in conjunction with a study of memoirs, writing a monologue, creative writing or to practice speaking English.

The product includes:

  • Rationale
  • Mapped day to day procedure
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Effective Storytelling Techniques
  • Materials List
  • Assignment for Embarrassing Storytelling Day
  • Outline Assignment
  • Tips and Advice
  • Video Clips—student examples, professional storytellers and a history of storytelling
  • Sources

Students loved this unit for many years.

I am committed to updating my resources and keeping them fresh. This lesson was updated on September 5, 2022.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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).
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.


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