Mackowiecki Lewis

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Mackowiecki Lewis
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Great plays for Spring! Critically-acclaimed reader's theater from Storyworks playwright Mack Lewis.
 
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Here's a compelling play about Jackie Robinson. Over my nearly thirty years of using drama in the classroom, kids say this is one of their favorites to enact. This original script recounts the events surrounding Jackie's breaking of the color
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Black History Month, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RI.4.1, RI.6.4
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149
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Includes comprehension activity, key, and teacher notes! Liven up your reading curriculum and satisfy the Common Core with this kid-friendly classroom play based on the 9th book of Homer's The Odyssey. Originally published in the September 2012
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5...
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Originally part of the December 1998 issue of Scholastic's Storyworks Magazine, this traditional re-telling of the Ebenezer Scrooge story is perfect for Zoomer's theater, podcast, or classroom play--or add holiday hymns and create a full-fledged
Subjects:
Short Stories, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.4
$3.75
121
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Now with comprehension activities and extensions! This adaptation of W.W. Jacobs''s Gothic masterpiece is perfect for grades 5 through 8 (and potentially 4th). Originally published in the April 2012 issue of Scholastic's Scope magazine, use it as
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Short Stories, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
132
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
A clever adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic masterpiece in a modern setting. Uniquely suitable for a wide-range of readers. Because the "beating heart" is an annoying cell phone, all your third through eighth graders will readily relate to the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$3.00
252
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Engage your students in the American Revolution with this historically-accurate play based on the life of Deborah Samson, the first woman to serve in the U.S. military. Near the end of the Revolutionary War, Samson disguised herself as a man to
Subjects:
Informational Text, Women's History Month, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Scripts
$3.75
54
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Originally published in the October 2008 issue of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine (and later reprinted in Scope, Scholastic News, and my book, Read Aloud Plays: Classic Short Stories), this newly-revised script is true to the original text but is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Halloween, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Simulations, Scripts
$3.75
70
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
At the height of the Great Depression, the pioneering photography of Lewis Hine freed generations of children from having to slave away for pennies an hour in coal mines, canneries, and textile mills. Hine often risked physical harm to photograph
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.8, RI.6.8, RI.7.8
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68
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
A classic "mad scientist" short story comes to life! Build fluency and meet Common Core Standards with this adaption of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Gothic masterpiece, The Birthmark. It includes comprehension and vocabulary activities and keys. This
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5...
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41
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Imagine your students walking on the moon! This Read Aloud Play about the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing lets kids re-enact the now-famous "Eagle has landed" and "One small step" scenes while reciting the exact words spoken by Mission Control, Walter
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RF.4.4, RF.5.4
$3.75
77
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
The last time my 5th graders performed this for our primary students, well, in 20 years of having kids produce plays, I've never seen a funnier play or a more engaged audience! This original read-aloud play uses Beatrix Potter's classic story to
Subjects:
Character Education, Balanced Literacy, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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44
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
"A Retrieved Reformation" is a student-friendly adaption of O.Henry's classic short story of the same name, and like many O.Henry stories it ends with a twist. Improve student comprehension and fluency by using the play before reading the original
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
40
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
The Open Window" by Saki (H.H. Munro) comes with the original text, three comprehension activities, and teacher notes. A great way to introduce students to the classics, or simply use it as a fun compare/contrast literature activity. It tells
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Drama
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4...
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21
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Originally published in the March 2015 issue of Scholastic’s Scope magazine, "The Newsies" tells the story of a young immigrant girl who goes to work selling newspapers just before the 1899 New York City newsboy strike in which kids stood up to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Scripts
$3.75
24
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Two plays for the price of one including comprehension activities (2 each), key, links to specific CCSs, extensions, reproduction rights, and performance rights! This bundle includes two plays originally published in my book, Read Aloud Plays:
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
16
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
The Headless Horseman conjures up images of ghosts and zombies--always engaging topics for young students. But “Sleepy Hollow” is more than just a ghost story. This original script is based on Washington Irving’s 1820 short story of the same name.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Halloween, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Scripts
$3.75
4
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
"The Gift of the Magi” is a traditional re-telling of the endearing story of a husband and wife who pawn their most precious things in order to buy gifts for one another, only to discover the gifts are no longer needed. The original story was
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
6
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Originally published in the Sept. 2015 issue of Scholastic’s Scope magazine and later reprinted in the Dec. 2016 issue of Storyworks, "Girl. Fighter. Hero." tells the true story of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington. She's often called “the female
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Women's History Month, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
5
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Long before Scrooge there was Gabriel Grub, the gravedigger. From Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, this eerie tale is a perfect compliment to the Christmas Carol story or a wonderful stand-alone Gothic holiday play. Enough parts for an entire class, or
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.4
$3.75
18
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
This read aloud plays script teaches kids about the meaning and history of Veterans' Day. It originally appeared in my Scholastic book, Read Aloud Plays: Symbols of America. I've repackaged it and coupled it with CCSS comprehension activities. It's
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.75
5
Digital Download PDF (7.02 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been crafting reader's theater for Scholastic classroom magazines such as Scope and Storyworks for well over twenty years, and I've authored three books on education through Scholastic. I've developed a reputation for creating compelling read aloud plays based on American History, Civil Rights, and classic short stories. Visit ReadAloudPlays.com for more info on my plays, especially my African-American history RT. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2004. When not teaching the intermediate grades in southern Oregon, which I've done since 1993, I spend my time playing basketball, backpacking, and pestering kids. Contact me at lewis@jeffnet.org or visit one of my websites, MackLewis.com, ReadAloudPlays.com, or my public school site, DailyPlatypus.org. Thanks!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Visit my school website at DailyPlatypus.org to see what kind of wild stuff is going on in my classroom. The materials I create are designed to give my kids the most academically-rewarding and personally enjoyable school experience possible. This is reflected in both our EZSubPlans and my Read Aloud Plays. Most of my plays were previously published in Scholastic classroom magazines such as Storyworks, Scope, and Scholastic News. They're generally aimed at grades 4 through 6, but many can be used with third graders who are up for a challenge. Others, such as "Stolen Childhoods", "Cyclops", and "Juneteenth," are quite suitable for older students such as 7th or even 8th graders. Be sure to download the previews if you're unsure. Thanks!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in 2004; former teacher-advisor, Instructor Magazine; former contributing editor and teacher-advisor, Storyworks magazine; contributor, Scope magazine.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., English, Southern Oregon University, 1992; Post-bac credential, Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University, 1993

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you like my work, please give me a 5-star rating (remember, anything less than 5 is viewed as negative). If for any reason you're unhappy with my work, please contact me at lewis@jeffnet.org and I'll do my best to make it right. Thanks! For support information, additional downloads, and to make comments or report problems, please visit one of my websites (MackLewis.com, ReadAloudPlays.com) or e-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org. Also feel free to check out my public school site, The Daily Platypus, at dailyplatypus.org. Thanks!

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