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Resources for incorporating the High School Playwriting Project into your curriculum

HSPP RESOURCES

The best way to help students become playwrights is to make the HSPP a part of your curriculum. We have broken down the pipeline to inspire and encourage students during the process! We have included a sample curriculum you can seamlessly flow in your semester planning as well as broken out pieces you can mix and match to suit your individual classroom! 

FULL SAMPLE CURRICULUM

Our sample curriculum breaks out exercises week by week that will build on top of one another to lead your students on the right path for writing a successful play!

Introductory Exercises 

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Exercise #1
Popcorn Style
Full Classroom
10 - 20 minutes

brainstorming writing prompts

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Exercise #2 Writing
Individual
10-15 minutes

first monologue creation

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Exercise #3
Popcorn Style
Full Classroom
10 - 20 minutes

first monologue creation

Secondary Exercises 

The next three exercises will help flush out character, action, and story development

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Exercise #4
Popcorn Style
Full Classroom
10 - 20 minutes

brainstorming writing prompts

Exercise #2 Writing
Individual
10-15 minutes

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Exercise #5 Writing
Individual
10-15 minutes

first monologue creation

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Exercise #6
Writing
Full Classroom
Full Classtime

timed writing — switching journals

Launching Exercises 

The next three exercises will help flush out character, action, and story development

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Exercise #4
Popcorn Style
Full Classroom
10 - 20 minutes

second monologue creation

Exercise #2 Writing
Individual
10-15 minutes

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Exercise #5 Writing
Individual
10-15 minutes

dialogue creation

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Exercise #6
Popcorn Style
Full Classroom
10 - 20 minutes

first monologue creation