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Drama Works!
Vocabulary Cards


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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! 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