Class Plays for ELA

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Class Plays for ELA
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Invigorate your English/Language Arts Class: READ A SHORT PLAY! Your students will put away their cell phones and interact with each other in a positive way with these exciting, original plays, designed with today's learners in mind.
 
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Of all the plays I've written, I recommend starting with this one first. It's a light and humorous tale of an otherwise typical school day that is interrupted by an encounter with aliens. It is a great icebreaker and invariably brings laughter to a
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SAVE $- GET THE E-BOOK! Get all 11 plays currently featured on this site for one low price! This bundle contains all of the following plays, each with 25 roles:The Day the Aliens CameThe AccidentThe Beast in the ForestThe Magic BearJohnny and the
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A cheerful tale of a hiker who comes across a porcupine one day, is astonished to find that it can talk, and decides to try to save its river valley home from development. This play is suitable for all ages. Plot summary:A hiker meets a talking
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An aimless young man seeking adventure and excitement stows away on a container ship headed for Morocco, and learns some valuable lessons along the way. This play is especially well-suited for teens, particularly young men who are struggling to find
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A young woman from a tribe of ancient humans sustains a serious injury, but is helped by a young man who happens to be a Neanderthal. Plot summary:While gathering berries near a river, a young woman notices a tribe of Neanderthal men hunting a wooly
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A group of students on a field trip to the beach encounter wild waves, noisy sea creatures, and a mysterious sea cave filled with buried treasure. Plot summary:After hearing the sound of a sea lion while on a field trip to the beach, a young man
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A group of children from a run-down neighborhood set out in search of something colorful, and end up finding a magical bear who is trapped in a cage. After they free him, he rewards them with gifts. It is suitable for all ages. Plot summary:Several
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Two young skiers, a brother and sister, discover a Yeti and must help it escape the mountains of Southern California for a colder, snowier home in the north. Plot summary:There is still one Yeti in the San Bernardino Mountains, as two young skiers
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This is a handout of Reflection Questions which can be used following the reading of any drama, reader's theater or play in class, to prompt critical thinking and/or class discussion. Note: This is the PDF version of the Reflection Questions. For a
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A young man who seeks to win the love of a beautiful young lady sets out on a quest with two friends to try to find scented roses. Plot summary:An unexpected rejection happens when a young man offers the object of his affection a rose. She scorns
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In this play, four cousins become lost on a secret, late-night hike, and encounter a mysterious beast in the Australian forest. Plot summary:Four cousins sharing a holiday with their grandparents in Tasmania, Australia, hear rumors of a Tasmanian
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A school bus filled with students returning from a track meet is in an accident, and the students must find a way to save themselves, and their coach, before it is too late.Plot summary:After their school bus careens off the edge of a cliff, a group
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A sudden snowstorm traps a group of students in a classroom, and they engage in mischievous behavior as they prepare to survive the elements. Plot summary: When they realize a snowstorm is so severe that it will strand them at school, a class of
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This is a free, Microsoft Word version of my Reflection Questions for any Play, which can be used following the reading of any drama, reader's theater or play in class, to prompt critical thinking and/or class discussion. Note: This is the Word
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Christina J. Hebert (Ms. "A-bear") has taught English, ESL (English as a Second Language) and language arts to high school and middle school students, both in the U.S. and overseas. She was first inspired to write plays while teaching a class of bright, but easily bored, middle school students. Ms. Hebert holds a B.A. in Journalism & Communications from the University of Oregon, an M.S. in Education from Drexel University, and a Cambridge certificate in English language teaching from ITTC, U.K.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As an English teacher in a world in which few students voluntarily read, I am driven to find ways to engage all students in the classroom. I created my plays to involve everyone in the classroom in a positive learning activity. I've found that reluctant readers, bored teenagers, and students with short attention spans become completely different people when engaged in a play. Additionally, participation in readers' theater can also greatly aid English language learners with speaking and listening skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I currently teach at a large, urban high school in the L.A. area. We have many students who struggle with English or who don't like to read. Reading a short play together in class has been a surprisingly successful activity for my classes. For me, the best reward of all is when a reluctant reader asks, "Miss, when can we do another play?" Fun fact about me: I won the Best Actress award at S.B. High School, playing Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," much longer ago than I care to admit.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's in Education, Drexel University, PA, USA. Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon, OR, USA. CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching), ITTC Bournemouth, U.K.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The experience of dramatically reading plays in the classroom can engage entire classes of today’s students—including English language learners, reluctant readers, bored teens & students with short attention spans—in a way that nothing else can.

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