Mackowiecki Lewis

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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$3.00
238
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Here's a compelling play about Jackie Robinson, newly revamped for Black History Month! Over my twenty years of using drama in the classroom kids say this is one of their favorites to enact. This original script recounts the events surrounding
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Drama, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RI.4.1, RI.6.4
$3.50
126
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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 readers theater or classroom play, or add holiday hymns and create a full-fledged stage
Subjects:
Drama, Short Stories, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.4
$3.00
71
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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, Drama, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.50
114
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
The original play, a comprehension activity, a set of select journal entries, and a key, all for around three bucks. Read it once or practice it daily with students in grades 4 through 6 (and potentially 3 - 7) to improve fluency, build
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Native Americans, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.6.4, RI.5.1
$3.50
120
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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, Drama, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RF.4.4, RF.5.4
$3.50
70
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Full class set for around $3! Includes play script, comprehension worksheet, and a leveled compare and contrast activity. Bring your Explorers unit to life with this original history play. Ponce de Leon is credited with discovering Florida,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.2, RL.6.3
$3.50
84
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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, Drama, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Scripts, Simulations
$3.50
55
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Now with 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:
Balanced Literacy, Drama, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Literature Circles
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...
$3.50
53
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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:
U.S. History, Drama, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Scripts
$3.50
42
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
"A Retrieved Reformation" is a student-friendly adaption of O.Henry's classic short story, and like many O.Henry stories it ends with a twist. Improve student comprehension and fluency by using the play before reading the original text, or simply
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.50
33
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Drama, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1
$3.50
41
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
From the moment Abraham Lincoln was elected his life was in danger. In fact, it took a team of the nation's best detectives just to get him to his inauguration! This classroom play script is based on the real event historically known as "The
Subjects:
U.S. History, Drama, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3
$3.50
36
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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:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.1, RL.6.3
$3.50
35
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
The original text now paired with my reader's theater script! "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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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...
$3.50
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literature Circles
$3.50
17
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Ruby Bridges was headline news in 1960 as she naively trudged into the all-white William Frantz School. Her compelling story, that of a first grader integrating New Orleans Public Schools is indelible. Famed American author John Steinbeck wrote
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Scripts
$3.50
8
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
A read aloud play and eight pages of comprehension activities designed to satisfy the Common Core for around three bucks! Guy de Maupassant's classic short story about character and reputation. "A Piece of String," includes compelling characters,
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.6, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.8.2, RL.8.5
$3.50
9
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By Mackowiecki Lewis
Long before Scrooge there was Gabriel Grub, the gravedigger. From Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, this eerie tail 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:
Drama, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.4
$3.50
17
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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, all for around three bucks! This bundle includes two plays originally published in my
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.50
13
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been crafting reader's theater for Scholastic classroom magazines such as Scope and Storyworks for 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. 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 "Freedom for the First Time," 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 4.0 rating (remember, anything less than 4.0 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. For support information, additional downloads, and to make comments or report problems, please visit my website at MackLewis.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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