Finding good theatre worksheets is difficult! I am not a worksheet fan, but when I have to come up with an assignment for a kid in ISS or Saturday school, or pull something together for a sub, I find myself making up assignments on the fly that I’m sure are not that beneficial to them. And let’s be honest…. I don’t have the time to reinvent the worksheet wheel, what with all of the other wheels I’m reinventing. So this page is going to be an ongoing project. As I find good worksheets (or heck, maybe even make them myself) I will share them here.
This is a list of books that some generous theatre teachers in my district have loaned me that have a lot of good worksheets in them:
- Theater Through the Ages by Michael Kramme, PhD – This is a great one! There’s lots of good theatre history stuff in here.
- Theatre Arts Connections by McGraw Hill – I have Level 6. This is actually a whole curriculum but I haven’t used that part of it yet (I dig the worksheets out of it)!
- Write a paper on how Theatre Arts will help them in other areas of their life
- Read a chapter in the text and answer questions in the back of the chapter/lesson
- Read a script and write a summary
- Compare and contrast two plays
- Give them a copy of an article with some questions to answer (I haven’t found the time to do this yet. Summer project?)
- Give them a copy of an article and have them summarize it (Maybe that would help me come up with questions!)
- Give them a copy of an article and have them create questions about it (Ooh, I literally just thought of that…. Even less work for me, because I could steal the questions and use them on the next worksheet victim!)