DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS

HTY Digital Resources for Teachers

The resources available on this page offer teachers multiple ways to integrate creative strategies into daily lessons. There are instructional videos, step-by-step drama strategy guides, lesson plans with handouts and videos and connections to many different texts. Feel free to download any or all of them. And let us know if there are any other resources we might provide.

Introduction by HTY Director of Drama Education, Mr. Dan

Lessons / Activities:

Integrating Drama with Text:

Fiction and Non-Fiction

A collection of lesson plans for multiple grade levels integrating simple drama strategies with Language Arts.  Each lesson includes: 1) Step-by-step lessons with fiction or non-fiction texts, 2) Brief demonstration videos on how to apply simple drama strategies, 3) Downloadable handouts on the texts, drama strategies and student handouts.

Blue:

A lesson on friendship and bullying through story and puppets

An interactive lesson on friendship and bullying for young children using simple puppets and performance techniques adapted the book ONE by Kathryn Otoshi.  Includes several video demonstrates by HTY teaching artists.

Words in Motion:

Bringing Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives to Life

A series of brief video lessons, designed as hands-on experiences directly for children, using simple movement activities to learn about Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives. 

Snapshots:

Bringing Learning to Life

A series of brief video lessons, designed as hands-on experiences directly for children, using simple movement activities to learn about Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives. 

Pantomime:

Learning through Creative Movement

HTY teaching artists demonstrate how to engage children, through simple action strategies, in creatively exploring actions, emotions, characters, stories or other subjects.

The Brave Little Turtle

A multi-video series of Language Arts lessons based on the book The Brave Little Turtle.  Each video, meant to be used directly with young children, invites children to creatively explore a different story element: Character, Story Actions, Problem, Solution and Theme.

Voice in Play:

Creative Expression of Text

Ms. Clara and Ms. Lily, HTY teaching artists, show some playful ways to use the voice to color words and capture enticing sounds, giving creative life to stories and poems.

Integrating Role-play with Science

This multi-video series demonstrates how K-2 teachers can integrate a Role-Play strategy to engage students creatively in science lessons and learning standards.

COMING SOON

The V.I.B.E.S. Drama Traits: Building Creativity

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