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00 - Emergency Lesson Plans Ebook

by Lindsay Price

You need Emergency Lesson Plans. The unexpected comes up all the time.

This Emergency Lesson Plan Collection (30 lessons) will address all of your concerns and take into account all of your sub’s questions. Every Emergency Lesson Plan includes substitute instructions, handouts, and assessment suggestions.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Arts Professional Masterclass

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students participate in an online masterclass with insight into a specific arts profession, and complete a viewing quiz.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Body-Language-Prompted Monologue Writing

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will examine pictures with a person in them, infer what the person in the picture is going through based on their body language, create a character profile for the person, and then write two monologues. If you have a longer class, a Reflection is provided for students to then compare and contrast the two monologues.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Character Study

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read a scene with two characters. Students will read the scene and then analyze the characters. Who are they? What specific character traits do they have? What evidence is there in the text to support your opinion? Students will then reflect on the characters: Who do they connect with most? Who do they connect with least? Who would you want to play/not want to play and why?

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Commercials

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will take their existing knowledge about a text and create a commercial for that text. Not only is this a great way for you to see how students comprehend material, but it’s a great “Emergency” backup if you have to be away in the middle of a text-analysis unit.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast (Ancient Greek)

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read and discuss a scene from an Ancient Greek theatrical text and a modern adaptation of that text: The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus (translated by H.W. Smyth) and The Exile and the Onion Girl by Lindsay Price.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast (Shakespeare)

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read and discuss a scene from the Shakespeare Play Much Ado About Nothing and a modern adaptation of that text - Much Ado High School by Lindsay Price.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Create Your Own Crossword

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students complete a model crossword on a topic and then create their own crossword. They will create the crossword grid and come up with their own clues and questions.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Directing Masterclass

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students participate in an online masterclass on directing and complete a viewing quiz.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Elements of Greek Tragedy

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will study a handout on Ancient Greek Tragedy, take a short quiz and write a reflection.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Fallen Phrase Puzzle - Plays

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students complete a Fallen Phrase Puzzle using quotes from plays.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Fallen Phrase Puzzle - Shakepeare Quotes

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students complete a Fallen Phrase Puzzle using Shakespeare quotes.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: How Costumes Affect Your Character

by Kerry Hishon

In this ELP students read and respond to an article about how costume items affect characters and how they move on stage. They will demonstrate
their comprehension by creating a summary for new actors and completing a Reflection.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Introduction to Molière

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read an article and complete quick-fire questions. If you’re in the middle of studying Shakespeare, there’s a compare-and-contrast question that you can use as the class work, or students can complete and grade a quiz.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Inventing Words

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will review words that have been invented by authors such as Shakespeare and Lewis Carroll and the methods for creating those words. Using these methods, students will invent five new words, explain their process, and then demonstrate those words in a scene.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Jigsaw Puzzle Scene

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will analyze individual lines on strips of paper. The lines have been separated out from a complete scene. The group must collaborate to put the lines together in order. They will then write a paragraph that identifies their thought process and their choices.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Letters

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students write a series of letters between two characters in a play.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Low-Tech Design

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will review a scene written in a specific genre: Victorian ghost story. They will have to create lighting and sound without any equipment, and a costume design without any period pieces. How can students use atmosphere, found lighting, and live sound to visualize the genre
using low-tech options?

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Musical Theatre Licensing Masterclass

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students participate in an online masterclass on directing and complete a viewing quiz.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: My Relationship to Theatre

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students reflect on their relationship to theatre using quotes as a jumping off point.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Prose vs Drama

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read two ghost story texts: a prose version and a theatrical adaptation of the same story. Students will then compare and contrast the two texts: How does each handle the ghost story genre? How does each create mood and atmosphere for the genre? What are the similarities in the texts? What are the differences? In your opinion, which suits the genre better?

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Pseudonyms, Stage Names, Alter Egos

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will be introduced to pseudonyms and stage names and then create their own. This lesson can be extended to have students physicalize their pseudonym persona.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Real World Applications: Dance Captains

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students read an article about a specific role in the professional theatre, answer questions, and participate in a problem-solving activity.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Real World Applications: Dressers

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students read an article about a specific role in the professional theatre, answer questions, and participate in a problem-solving activity.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Real World Applications: Swings, Standbys, and Understudies

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students read an article about a specific role in the professional theatre, and answer questions.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Scoring a Scene

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will read a scene, identify the beats, apply action words to each beat, and reflect on how they would use this information to present the scene.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Set Design Masterclass

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students participate in an online masterclass on directing and complete a viewing quiz.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: The Play Synopsis Project

by Lindsay Price

Use this ELP if you have to be away from class unexpectedly for 1-2 class periods. This ELP is not only a great exercise for students but will help identify and categorize what’s in your current classroom play library.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: The Skills You Learn in Drama Class

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will analyze the skills they learn and have learned in drama class. What impact do the identified skills have in drama class? What impact do the identified skills have in life? For students who finish early, there is an optional Reflection.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Theatre Reflection

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students reflect and respond to a variety of questions and statements about the Theatre.
The aim of the lesson is to have students identify statements they connect to and express their point of view on those
statements.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Theatrical Problem Solving - The Director

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP students will take on the role of director. As the point person in a production for both the onstage and offstage departments, the director is the one who must problem-solve in a variety of situations. Students are asked to brainstorm solutions for a variety of problems and write out their answers. They will submit their work at the end of the class.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Theatrical Problem Solving - The Playwright in Production

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will take on the role of a working playwright in the process of having a play produced. The relationship between playwright and production is sometimes precarious – directors have been known to ban playwrights from rehearsals, actors have been known to change lines.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: What Happens After “The End”?

by Lindsay Price

You have finished studying a text in class. What happens next? In this Emergency Lesson Plan, students discuss and decide what happens next in a play. What happens after “the end?” Where do the characters go? What path will their lives take? Students will turn this discussion into a scene.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: What Happens Next?

by Lindsay Price

What happens next? In this Emergency Lesson Plan, students discuss and decide what happens next in a play. They will turn this discussion into a written scene. Use this ELP at the beginning of a unit.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: What Was I Thinking? Monologue

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students build comprehension of a play and it’s characters through an external exercise.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP; students study a picture, create a character profile for the person in the picture, and then write an inner monologue for that character.

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