Jason Katz The Drama Guy

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Jason Katz The Drama Guy
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These seven clean, inspirational posters will help liven up your theater room with relevant thoughts about the power of acting and theater. As a high school theater teacher myself, I often find that I need to come back over and over to the grounding
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If you ever find yourself trying to explain what theatre is to students, or wish there were a concise unit introducing theatre to uninitiated students, then you have come to the right place. This unit is for theatre, drama, acting, English or
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There are few things that engender more stress in students and parents than the dreaded college admissions essay. Students procrastinate and fear them, and parents want them to be done right. So what can you do as a teacher to help students feel
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Learning how to tell a story onstage using body and facial expressions alone is one of the fundamental keys to becoming an actor. In this assignment, students group together to create a pantomime scene set to a piece of music that tells a story.
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Like radio plays from the 1930's, students will write and perform original acting scenes written by them for an audience who cannot see the action, but rather hear and imagine what is happening in the scene. Because the scenes are performed with the
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This is a week-long assignment that takes students through the process of finding and developing an interpretation of a poem for performance in the classroom. It contains the lesson, students handouts, a performance rubric, suggestions for poems to
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This is a fun, creative assignment where students create a recipe-style poem based on objects and moments from their own lives. It is adaptable to almost any type of classroom, from simpler poems that could be created in elementary school classes to
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This is a film history quiz based on the unit I teach in my high school-level film studies class about Hollywood and the 1930's. Topics I cover in the unit include the changes in movies after the introduction of sound, the Production Code of 1930,
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This is a complete unit on Improv for secondary drama, acting, or theatre classes that is based on my twelve years of teaching high school acting classes. It contains seventeen improv games and scene structures that you can use individually as warm
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This packet contains 15 of the best acting warm-up games for drama and acting classes that I have been using in my own high school acting classes since 2004. It contains 10 circle warm-up games, several tongue twisters and other vocal warm ups, and
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Pantomime is the study of acting without words and is the one of the most ideal methods for teaching acting skills to beginning acting students. This three-to-four week unit, which I have been honing in my own classes for the past twelve years,
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This is a fifty question, mostly multiple choice test over Hamlet, written for my twelfth grade English classes. It also includes a true/false section and a fill-in-the-blank section with a word-bank. It mostly tests student's knowledge of the play
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This is a set of handouts for the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles that I developed for my tenth-grade English classes. It consists of three homework packets with inferential and literal comprehension questions for every chapter of the novel
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This is a fifty question, mostly multiple choice test over the John Knowles novel, A Separate Peace. I developed the test for tenth graders, and it includes ten vocabulary fill-in-the-blank questions with a word-bank from the novel as well as a
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This is a thirty-five question, comprehensive multiple choice test over the novel Brave New World. The test will assess a student's overall knowledge of the characters, themes, and events of the novel as well as the novel's satirical underpinnings.
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This is a fifty question, comprehensive multiple choice, true/false, and matching test of the novel Lord of the Flies. It will assess how deeply they understand the novel's characters, themes, and events. I am providing the test as a Word document
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This is a 50 point matching, multiple choice, and short answer test for the play Death of a Salesman that I wrote for my own Senior English classes. I have used the test and updated it several times over the past few years. The matching and multiple
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This is a complete three-week unit plan for teaching the Three Scene Play playwriting structure in any class, but particularly in drama, acting, or theatre classes. I have been honing this lesson for over a decade in my own high school drama classes
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Are your students distracted, lethargic, or unengaged at the beginning of class? Use this short routine of tongue twisters to get them on their feet and engaged in a whole-class activity that will raise the energy level and focus of the entire
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching Theatre, English, Yearbook, and Film at Wilsonville High School in Wilsonville, Oregon since 2004. I have also directed the after-school theatre productions at the high school for the past 12 years. You can view our program at www.wildcatdrama.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a fun, energetic teacher who tries to get the kids involved in whatever we are doing in class. I like to get students up off their feet and do as many physical things as we can do in the context of the classes.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lots of nice feedback from former students about how I positively influenced their lives.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Arizona State University and graduated from The University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a BA in Humanistic Studies. In 2002, I graduated from Western Washington University with an MA in Theatre Arts. I completed my teaching certification WWU, as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Oregon with my author-journalist wife, singing-dancing-acting daughter, two dogs, four cats, and a partridge in a pear tree. Looking for creative and inspirational classroom posters? Please check out the Etsy shop I created with my wife, Christina Katz: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WordsGloriousWords.

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