West Side Story MEGA Pack
West Side Story has long been a favorite of music lovers everywhere. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this musical is a staple in middle schools and high schools in America. This product gives you a wide variety of worksheets, writing prompts and activities to use with your students. This set was designed for grades 1-8 but could easily work for high school classes as well. Due to the content of the musical, I usually only use this with 5th grade and up. Check out the preview for a list of activities with suggested grade levels.
Most of the activities in this set require no musical knowledge, so you can confidently leave pages from this set for a substitute teacher.
PLEASE NOTE: The viewing guide was created to go along with the 1961 movie version of this musical. The one page viewing guide was designed to be used while watching the movie. Most of the other sheets could work after viewing other recordings or performances of West Side Story.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Viewing Guide and Answer Key -1 page viewing guide appropriate for 5th grade and up
Movie Remake –Retell the story of West Side Story (2nd and up)
Parts of a Musical –a page to discuss the four basic components of a musical
Test Yourself – create a quiz about this musical
Take Two – Write an alternate ending to the story
Character Analysis-22 different pages to use to analyze, describe and compare characters (2 versions of the same 11 pages. One with primary writing lines and the other with straight lines.)
My Favorite Character –draw and write about a favorite character
Comparing Songs –complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two songs from the musical and another sheet that name two songs to compare
My Favorite Song – draw and write about a favorite song from the musical
Musical Playbill –create one for this musical
Where in the World – draw the setting of this musical
Scene It– illustrate a scene from this musical
West Side Story Character Match –match the character with their description
Liar, Liar –essay question 5th grade and up
Modern Day Romance –compare West Side Story to Romeo and Juliet 7th Grade and up
Then and Now –essay question regarding racial segregation
Defining Character –identify characters who displayed certain traits from the musical
Leonard Bernstein Read and Answer – read a short passage about the composer and then answer questions based on that passage
Word Search and Key
PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital download. You will receive an email with a link to download your product. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A PHYSICAL PRODUCT. It is your responsibility to know how to download and open the files. After purchase, if you do not receive an email check your SPAM folder.
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