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By Dramamommaspeaks
Created for the classroom teacher and easy to produce! This delightful fifteen minute play whose themes are winter, generosity and courage is suitable upper elementary gifted or middle school students whether studying culture of Slavic countries
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Dramamommaspeaks
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA GRAB BAG! Six products tailored for elementary and middle school students, these units and lessons are created by an award winning drama teacher of thirty-eight years. These products contain:Teacher's QuestionsProcedure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Scripts
$18.25
$16.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Halloween is nearly here! In this Halloween themed bundle the teacher will have a week's worth of activities: creating a COSTUME DESIGN with Halloween characters, striking a TABLEAU with a scary story and producing a SOUND EFFECTS scene suitable
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.75
$7.50
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By Dramamommaspeaks
This Set Design unit, part of my Elements of Drama product line is suitable for gifted upper elementary through ninth grade students. At the request of a reviewer, I created additional set piece templates for my Set Design Unit product. Set Design
Subjects:
Measurement, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$14.50
$13.05
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By Dramamommaspeaks
GROWING BUNDLE! These elements of drama lessons study costume design, storytelling, tableau and movement using super heroes as their focus! These are great in an elementary gifted class or middle school drama class. This is a growing bundle, so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$9.50
$8.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Places Please is a series of mini-lessons focused on biographies of professional theater artists. Suitable for middle grade and high school students, the biographies include a long description of the artist's journey to success in their field,
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Homework
$11.75
$10.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
BUNDLE:Created for the classroom teacher and easy to produce! These multicultural plays, (each 15 minutes in length) are appropriate for a public performance, however they were created with the classroom in mind. Students strengthen their study of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7...
$21.00
$14.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Looking for fun, engaging lessons about tableau and movement focused on Thanksgiving activities as the theme? This bundle has exactly what you need to teach both elements of drama for two days. The product contains:Teacher's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
$3.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Newly Updated! Creating Stories Using Jig Saw Puzzle Pieces is a fun ice breaker or warm up for your class no matter the age or subject.This activity gives students the opportunity to work cooperatively at a relaxed pace and use their creative
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
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29 ratings
4.0
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Have you decided to direct a play with your class, but you need a little advice on how to be successful? Is it different directing elementary students from secondary?The answer is yes it is and I want you and your students to be happy when the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Dramamommaspeaks
This one day lesson focuses an element of drama, in particular character analysis in acting. It is written for beginning acting students, grades 5 to 8 or those who are being introduced to theater. Students view a segment of a play or musical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Drama
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Homework
$2.50
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By Dramamommaspeaks
This one-day lesson about stage properties (with fairy tales as the focus) is suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. It is engaging, fun and unique. This isn't just a worksheet--this is an ENTIRE lesson ready for you to copy
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.6.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.25
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.43 MB)
By Dramamommaspeaks
This is a ONE WEEK unit focused on storytelling using a Japanese form as its spring board. This unit is successful with third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seven grade students and classes in language arts, reading, drama, world history, social studies
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.7, L.5.1c, L.5.1e, L.5.2, L.5.2b, L.5.2d, L.5.2e, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b, L.6.1c...
$3.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Dramamommaspeaks
PART OF A BUNDLETableau and movement are elements of drama any student can learn and perform succesfully, especially grades 4-7. This lesson integrates super heroes into the learning which makes it fun, unique and engaging! This was created as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Dramamommaspeaks
This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on fairy tale characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. Suitable for students in grades 4 to 9, the product is broken in to two class periods, although it could be
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Dramamommaspeaks
This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on circus performers and their unusual costumes. It gives your students an opportunity be costume designers. Suitable for students in grades 4 to 9, the product is broken down for two class periods,
Subjects:
Arts, Gifted and Talented, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$4.00
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.80 MB)
By Dramamommaspeaks
Halloween is coming soon! This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on Halloween characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. Suitable for students in grades 5 to 9, the product is broken in to two class periods,
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Dramamommaspeaks
Flash Freebie! The holiday season is here! This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on the Nutcracker Ballet characters and gives the students an opportunity to be costume designers. The students learn about costume design, view a video
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$4.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.96 MB)
By Dramamommaspeaks
This two-day lesson on costume design is focused on super heroes and their unusual costumes. It gives your students an opportunity be costume designers and learn all about the profession. Suitable for students in grades 4 to 9, the product is broken
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.75
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By Dramamommaspeaks
These elements of drama/movement exercises are great warm ups, brain breaks. They can serve as physical exercise during the winter months or as a lesson for a drama class. Suitable for grades 5 to 8, the exercises but could easily be adapted for
Subjects:
Drama, Gifted and Talented, Thanksgiving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Games
$2.25
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi there! I am a semi-retired drama educator having taught for thirty-eight years in both the public and private sector. Whew! During this time, I created curriculum for studies in creative dramatics, creative movement, introduction to musical theatre, musical theatre, film making, technical theatre, introduction to Shakespeare, introduction to theatre as well speech and debate. In addition, I have directed over 250 plays and musicals with children and adults alike. My sister was an elementary teacher for many years as were my aunts. In the late 1800's, my fraternal grandmother was known for her strength in teaching math in the wilds of Kansas. My maternal grandmother established the first kindergarten in Osaka, Japan in the 1890's. In short, teaching is in my blood and comes to me joyfully and naturally.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Drama is a hands on class. To this end, I'm always on my feet, modeling for my students while teaching them a host of concepts. It is not unusual to hear my classroom in chortles of laughter because humor is an outstanding way to gain a student's attention. I empower students at an early age. Although I am always mindful of my learning objectives, I think it's vital for students to experiment within the confines of my instruction. I encourage students to be independent and creative thinkers. Many less confident or reluctant students benefit from my teaching methods as together we hit the challenges they encounter. I am creative, intense, driven and brave--these are three qualities I nurture in all my students and generally receive outstanding results.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've received awards as an outstanding drama teacher (Longmont, CO Superintendent's Excellence in Educator Award), twice nominated for Outstanding Specialist through the Columbia, MO school district and thrice nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year. I was Teacher of the Month with the Columbia, Missouri Downtown Rotary. Also, I directed the Martin Luther King Diversity Celebration which was honored for excellence by the National League of Cities and National Black Caucus of Elected Officials.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a MED from the Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. I have additional hours in education and language arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Lindenwood College. Through the Institute for Children's Literature I studied beginning and advanced writing for children and teens which is my newest passion.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a happily married wife of thirty-five years (who'd ever put up with me that long, I'll never know...) and mother of two grown daughters and a wonderful step son. Recently, we became a grandparents (!!!!) to the most precious granddaughter in the world. When I'm not teaching, directing, writing or reading I enjoy seeing movies and traveling. My cat wants me to mention I am her hand maiden which is undeniably true. Lastly, I'm an award winning middle grade author for my humorous middle grade book Bumbling Bea. You can find out more about me at DeborahBaldwin.net or my blog at Dramamommaspeaks.com

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