• The Electric Hop

Grades: 2-6


Running Time: 30 minutes


About: The Electric Hop dives into the exciting world of electricity, in an old fashioned, '50s-style, rock n' roll musical. Negative charges (played by boys) and positive charges (played by girls) learn that the feeling of "attraction" they're suddenly getting is something called "electricity"! Can they complete a circuit, by working with their charged counterparts in time?


Topics covered: conductors and insulators, circuits, negative and positive charges, and the flow of electricity.


Kit includes: PDF Script, Performance & Accompaniment Music




This musical correlates with national/state standards in both a core content area, such as Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, or Science, as well as a Performing Arts area, such as Music or Theater. The songs of the play can also be used as a fun, informative teaching tool, without staging an actual production.


In addition to state Social Studies / History standards, this play addresses Common Core standards, such as using evidence to support statements and inferences, and relating ideas to a theme.


CCSS

CCRA.L.3

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS

CCRA.L.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS

CCRA.SL.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

CCSS

CCRA.R.10

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS

CCRA.R.6

Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CCSS

CCRA.R.4

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS

L.5.6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

CCSS

L.5.3b

Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.

CCSS

L.5.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

CCSS

L.5.1e

Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

CCSS

L.4.6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

CCSS

L.4.3c

Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).

CCSS

L.4.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

CCSS

L.4.1f

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.

CCSS

L.4.1d

Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

CCSS

L.4.1c

Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

CCSS

L.4.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS

L.3.6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

CCSS

L.3.5c

Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).

CCSS

L.3.5

Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS

L.3.3b

Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.

CCSS

L.3.3a

Choose words and phrases for effect.

CCSS

L.3.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

CCSS

L.3.1h

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

CCSS

L.3.1g

Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

CCSS

L.3.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS

SL.5.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

CCSS

SL.4.6

Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

CCSS

SL.3.6

Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

CCSS

RF.5.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.5.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS

RF.5.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS

RF.5.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS

RF.4.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.4.3a

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS

RF.4.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS

RF.3.4c

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

CCSS

RF.3.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.3.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS

RF.3.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS

RF.3.3d

Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

CCSS

RF.3.3c

Decode multisyllable words.

CCSS

RF.3.3a

Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

CCSS

RF.3.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Casting
Cast List:
  • J.P. JELULU
  • JAMES MARSHALL
  • JOHN SUTTER
  • SAM BRANNAN
  • TRAVELERS 8
  • MERCHANTS 7
  • MINERS 6
  • OVERLANDERS 7
  • ARGONAUTS 6
  • NATIVE AMERICANS 4
  • Note: Not all roles must be filled. Some roles require quick, simple costume change(i.e. taking off a hat and coat) for the actor to play another role in a different scene. The teacher may combine or separate other roles as well.

    The Electric Hop

    • $25.00



    Tags: CoreDramatics