Whether you are involved in English language teaching in a regular classroom program or teaching English as a second language, you will find materials here that will Add a Little Drama to your lessons by taking advantage of the fascination we all have for well-known tales - fables, fairy tales, myths and legends.
Since language learning should focus on oral practice, our tales are retold in play script format for dramatic reading, classroom skit presentations with live actors or puppets, or as full stage productions. Activities included with the printable teaching materials also provide opportunities for written and oral practice.... with a touch of fun!
Note: We have not assigned grade levels to these materials since (particularly with ESL) they can be used at a variety of ages depending on your students' facility with the English language.
Click the links below to examine the available teaching materials.
It is often difficult to dedicate scheduled time to the teaching of drama skills or to just enjoy a good old sing-along, so we have provided some ideas to integrate both drama and music into the other areas of the curriculum. This allows you to accomplish several of your lesson goals at the same time while having a little light-hearted fun with your students. These materials are presented for English Language teaching, but many of the ideas can be used to add little drama in other languages also.
While the ideas are given on the linked pages, you can also download free copies of the booklets that contain all of the suggested lesson plans and Activity Cards.