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Nicole Rausch graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and concentrations in mathematics and urban education. She earned her Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from Western Governors University in 2019. She taught 4th grade in Lansing Public Schools and 5th grade in Midland Public Schools.


With increasing demands and decreasing amounts of instructional time, teachers are constantly looking for creative ways to integrate, assess, and target instruction to meet the needs of each student. This article takes a look at how one teacher employed the use of a highly engaging process drama to teach and assess multiple subject area content standards. A process drama is remarkably creative, social, and applicable so can be easily adapted to meet the needs of any grade level. The low floor, high ceiling project allows students multiple avenues to demonstrate understanding of skills and concepts.

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