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Drama Works! Companion
Book of Lesson Plans


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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! 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