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Suddenly get sick? Have a family emergency? Not sure what exactly to do with your drama students for the day you’re going to be gone? We’ve got you covered! In this 55 minute stand-alone activity, students will come up with short original scenes
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
80
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While drama is typically a get-up-and-go class, teachers always want to have a balance, especially at the beginning of class. That’s where these Drama Bell Ringers come in for the rescue! Start your day with a fun and interesting way for students to
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$13.00
68
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By From Page to Stage
Have you already used our original Emergency Sub Plans? Do you need another stand-alone 55 minute activity you can just print and leave for a substitute? No problem! We’ve got you covered here with this fun and exciting “Mad Libs Scene” activity in
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
43
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By From Page to Stage
Why tell stories? This may be exactly what your students think when you introduce this unit, but through this 2 week storytelling unit, you will teach your students the value in telling stories, how to effectively tell stories in an engaging way,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Multimedia, Google Apps
$7.50
21
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By From Page to Stage
Are you looking for a fun, exciting, and completely engaging way to review the basics of theatre with your students, promote a collaborative environment, and even teach them a little something new about the theatre world? Look no further than this
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$8.00
16
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By From Page to Stage
Have you ever wanted to give your students a chance to see what it is like to work in professional theatre but never had the time or capability to do so? Now you can! In this activity, students will explore the world of professional theatre in a
Subjects:
Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Multimedia, Google Apps
$3.00
15
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By From Page to Stage
You’ve always wanted to teach a theatre history unit, but you’ve never really found a great way to teach it. Students seem uninterested or not invested in learning about theatre history. Look no further than this 3 to 4 week Theatre History
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Unit Plans
$15.00
12
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By From Page to Stage
You know that first day of school students are going to be shuffling into your drama classroom with a variety of emotions. Some will be excited for this elective! Some will be very nervous about it. Some will be dreading that their counselor made
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$2.00
17
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By From Page to Stage
Whether you are a drama teacher looking to introduce your students to blocking and stage conventions for the first time or an English teacher hoping to help your students with in-class performances by giving them a basis in drama, this 30 minute
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Google Apps
$2.00
13
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Let’s face it. . . .walking into a beginning drama class can be a little intimidating at first for the inexperienced performer. Look no further than this fun, active, and reflective unit on mime and body language, the perfect place to start young
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Google Apps
$10.00
9
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Don’t just have your students answer study questions about the characters they encounter in a book or a play or a notable figure in history! Have them take ownership of that character through this Social Media Characterization Worksheet. A variety
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Multimedia, Google Apps
$2.00
14
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By From Page to Stage
While drama is typically a get-up-and-go class, teachers always want to have a balance, especially at the beginning of class. That’s where these Drama Bell Ringers come in for the rescue! Start your day with a fun and interesting way for students to
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Google Apps
$3.00
5
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By From Page to Stage
Being a director of your school’s fall play or spring musical can be a daunting task! There’s so much to do and so much to prepare! Make sure your audition process goes as smoothly as possible through this Fall Play & Spring Musical Audition
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
13
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By From Page to Stage
In this 50 minute interactive and multimedia presentation and coordinating worksheet, students are guaranteed to laugh, gasp, and definitely learn a thing or two about Shakespeare’s life and times through this Shakespeare Fun Fact Presentation!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Multimedia, Google Apps
$3.50
8
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New to teaching drama? Feeling lost and not sure exactly where to start? Or is this old hat for you and you just need something to change things up a bit? Need a little jumpstart? Look no further than this Drama Teacher Jumpstart Bundle, which
Subjects:
Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$15.00
8
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By From Page to Stage
A follow-up to the popular Drama Bell Ringers. Volume 2 of the Drama Bell Ringers is finally here! Now you can have even more content for second semester with two brand new themed days for second semester! While drama is typically a get-up-and-go
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$13.00
3
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By From Page to Stage
Take your students on a fun and exciting journey of developing their own original character through this 2 week active unit! Students will build their own original character from scratch through a variety of activities slowly developing the physical
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Games, Google Apps
$8.50
7
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By From Page to Stage
Have you ever been in that awkward situation where students are in the middle of improv and someone says something inappropriate for school? Perhaps they start swearing or their scene becomes extremely violent or a hurtful stereotype pops up? While
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
7
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By From Page to Stage
While drama is typically a get-up-and-go class, teachers always want to have a balance, especially at the beginning of class. That’s where these Drama Bell Ringers come in for the rescue! Start your day with a fun and interesting way for students to
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$3.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (2.70 MB)
By From Page to Stage
Are you looking for a great way to end the year with your students by giving them a taste of what it’s like to be in a full-blown main stage production. . . .but not have put on a main stage production with them? Would you like your students to have
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$13.00
8
Digital Download ZIP (5.20 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently the teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School and have been for going on 3 years now. However, previous to that I was the drama teacher at Ponderosa for 9 years. I taught three levels of drama: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. In my time as a drama teacher, I directed 9 main stage musicals and 8 main stage plays as well as numerous other smaller productions including Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, One-Act Plays, end of the year showcases, Children's Theatre plays, and more. I continue to aid the drama department in my school in many fashions, including helping to choreograph their spring musical on occasion. In addition to this, I grew up with a mother who taught English for 30 years, and I student taught 8th, 10th, and 12th grade English. Today, as a teacher librarian, I continue to help develop and create units for English classes and beyond.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a drama teacher, I always make sure that any lessons I do, especially for beginning drama, push student's boundaries without shattering them. Creating a safe space was always something I kept in mind when creating my lessons. In addition to this, I never teach in one specific way. If we read a play, we read as a class, in small groups, to ourselves, and with a few video clips. My drama classes were always "organized chaos." I gave students the space to create within limits and with accountability.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance) honored me with 2 Elly Awards for Outstanding Direction in an Education Musical for Beauty and the Beast (2011) and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (2012). In addition to this, my students in my productions won many Elly Awards. My students also won numerous awards and honors at the Lenaea Festival, a local high school theatre festival for the Northern California area, including a Gold Award for our One-Act Words, Words, Words by David Ives.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my BA in Theatre from CSUS in 2003 with a minor in English (subject matter completion program). I received my teaching credential in English in 2004. I went on to get my Library Services Credential from Azusa Pacific University in 2014.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am well versed in Google Apps for Education, and I have run multiple trainings on Google Apps for Education throughout my district for certificated and classified staff. I'm also a mom to a beautiful baby girl, Charlotte.

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