Curriculum, Teacher Training, and Products
for Arts Integration and Literacy
in Pre-K, K-12, and College

Drama Works!
Complete System

$399.90 $299.95

Price includes a bundle discount of $30; package includes:

  • 1 year of digital access to Drama Works! Online (1 Single Teacher License)
  • 1 Companion Book of Lesson Plans
  • 1 Creativity Cards (box set)
  • 1 Vocabulary Cards (box set)

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Approved by the Texas State Board of Education to teach the K-12 theatre TEKS! The only state-approved textbook for grades K-8! (Details)

Drama Works! Online by Jonas Basom is a comprehensive, web-based curriculum program for teaching theatre, English language arts, and arts integration for all subjects and ages. Made for the modern digital classroom, this online textbook features lesson plans and visual aids to project and/or print, including posters, flash cards, and handouts. The user can login anytime from computer, tablet, or phone to access a wealth of resources that will last for years to come. The 150 lesson plans include more than 1200 drama games, activities, and projects, with variations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. There are thousands of fun and effective ideas for integrating creative drama in all school subjects, including all of the arts.

Curriculum planning resources include detailed alignments to state and national content standards in arts and literacy. The program was designed to align with the National Core Arts Standards, Texas theatre standards (TEKS), and Common Core ELA, with more alignments added each year. Extensive cross-indexing allows the user to create lessons by searching for activities that connect to drama skills, theatre arts categories, school subjects, learning styles, and grade levels. Hundreds of point-and-click links help the user discover valuable resources and related content. Drama Works! Online includes detailed teaching strategies for arts integration, assessment, learning styles, and literacy development. The complete classroom management system maximizes student engagement, creativity, and safety. No previous drama experience is required.

Drama Works! Online adds annual updates to content and features based on user feedback. Standards alignments will be added and/or revised so that Drama Works! stays current with changing standards. Users that renew their license each year will have access to the updates and stay connected to a growing curriculum that responds to its users’ needs.

Drama Works! Online is part of the Drama Works! Teaching System. It contains the complete curriculum in the form of an online theatre textbook, including digital versions of the contents of the Companion Book of Lesson Plans, Creativity Cards, and Vocabulary Cards. It is available as a stand-alone product or in combination with the print components.

Note: Drama Works! Online was previously known as The Drama Game File, which is now discontinued. Discover what’s new: compare the two products here.

 

 Drama Works! Online Features:

  • 150 lesson plans (digital and printable 1-page versions)
  • 1200 total activities including variations
  • 3000 fun and effective integration ideas for all school subjects
  • Standards alignments to state and national content standards in arts and literacy
  • Visual aids to project or print: posters, flash cards, and handouts
  • Creativity Cards (digital version): 500 color-coded cards in 10 categories
  • Vocabulary Cards (digital version): 300 color-coded cards in 4 categories
  • Glossary of theatre and literary terms with definitions
  • Complete system of classroom management
  • Detailed teaching strategies for arts and literacy
  • 65 indexes organize lessons by skills, subjects, learning styles, and grade levels

Drama Works! Companion Book of Lesson Plans by Jonas Basom contains the 150 printed lesson plans from Drama Works! Online. The lessons include more than 1200 activities in total, including variations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Using the 65 indexes in the back, the teacher can quickly look up lessons by 25 drama skills, 12 theatre categories, 11 school subjects, 11 learning styles, and 6 age/grade level groups (preschool to college). The book also includes the glossary of theatre and literary terms with definitions.

The companion book allows the user to save time and money by not needing to print from Drama Works! Online. It provides offline access to the lessons without a computer and without needing to login. The teacher or substitute has instant access to complete lesson plans ready to read and lead. The lessons were designed to align with the National Core Arts Standards, Texas theatre standards (TEKS), and Common Core ELA.

The practical design includes a durable and flexible plastic cover and back to protect the book's contents. The plastic tabs make it easy to flip to any of the 8 sections. The rear pocket is designed to store supplements, printouts, and teacher notes. The smooth plastic coil-binding holds pages securely in place and flips around to lay flat on any chosen page, making it easy to hold or photocopy.

The Companion Book of Lesson Plans is part of the Drama Works! Teaching System. It is available as a stand-alone product or in combination with the other digital and print components. It is designed to use as a companion to Drama Works! Online, which contains the complete curriculum in digital form, including substantial additional content and updated standards alignments.

Drama Works! Companion Book of Lesson Plans Features:

  • 150 lesson plans (digital and printable 1-page versions)
  • 1200 total activities including variations
  • 3000 fun and effective integration ideas for all school subjects
  • Glossary of theatre and literary terms with definitions
  • 65 indexes organize lessons by skills, subjects, learning styles, and grade levels
  • Custom durable plastic: cover/back, tabs, binding, and rear pocket
  • Measurements: 10″ x 11.25″ x 1″, 2lbs

Drama Works! Creativity Cards by Jonas Basom provide instant ideas and story starters for drama, the arts, and literacy for students of all ages. These 500 colorful cards inspire creative expression, build vocabulary, and develop literacy skills. With bonus ideas on many cards, there are more than 1300 choices provided. The cards are organized in 10 color-coded sets: people, animals, creatures, things, emotions, personalities, mannerisms, activities, settings, and objectives.

The cards provide starting ideas, acting choices, and details for improvisation, storytelling, art projects, creative writing, and teaching grammar (nouns, verbs, and adjectives). Acting and guessing words on the cards expands students’ vocabulary with our “See It – Hear It – Do It” method. The cards were designed to align with the National Core Arts Standards, Texas theatre standards (TEKS), and Common Core ELA.

The Creativity Cards are part of the Drama Works! Teaching System. Drama Works! Online includes a digital version of the cards to project or print. This box set version includes cards that are bigger, brighter, and more durable. The larger 3×5 size makes them easy to read from across the room, yet small enough to comfortably hold in hand. These cards include more detail than the online version, including categories, bonus choices, examples, and wild cards. The durable, portable box includes 10 tabs for easy organization and an instruction booklet with 100+ activity ideas for arts education (theatre, dance, visual arts, music, and media arts) and literacy development (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

Drama Works! Creativity Cards Features:

  • 500 durable cards (3×5 size)
  • 10 color-coded categories, 50 cards each
  • Bonus ideas on many cards: total of 1300+ ideas provided
  • 27 subcategories to connect with specific topics
  • Wild Cards to add your own ideas to any set
  • Master Lists for quick reference
  • Instructions for 100+ activities for arts integration and literacy
  • Durable, portable box with plastic tabs for easy organization
  • Measurements: 7.5″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″, 4lbs

Drama Works! Vocabulary Cards by Jonas Basom include 300 colorful cards that define standards-based theatre and language arts terms for students of all ages. The cards were designed to align with the National Core Arts Standards, Texas theatre standards (TEKS), and Common Core ELA. The cards are organized into 4 color-coded categories including performance, production, literary terms, and genres (theatre history, literary, and media arts). Additional subcategories allow the teacher to sort and connect with specific topics such as technical theatre or poetry. Many cards include bonus details such as phonetic pronunciation and examples for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of students.

The Vocabulary Cards are part of the Drama Works! Teaching System. Drama Works! Online includes a digital version of the cards to project or print and lesson plans to teach the terms. This box set version includes cards that are bigger, brighter, and more durable. The larger 3×5 size makes them easy to read from across the room, yet small enough to comfortably hold in hand. These cards include more detail than the online version, including pronunciation, categories, and examples. The durable, portable box includes tabs for easy organization and an instruction booklet with 75+ activity ideas for arts education (theatre, dance, visual arts, music, and media arts) and literacy development (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

Drama Works! Vocabulary Cards Features:

  • 300 durable cards (3×5 size)
  • 4 color-coded categories, 75 cards each
  • 12 subcategories to connect with specific topics
  • Theatre and literary terms with definitions
  • Detailed examples of terms for beg/int/adv levels
  • Master Lists for quick reference
  • Instructions for 75+ activities for arts integration and literacy
  • Durable, portable box with plastic tabs easy organization
  • Measurements: 5.5″ x 5″ x 3.5″, 2.5lbs