This book will put fresh and fun, easy and age-appropriate skits at your fingertips! These 55 skits, most with casts of two to six players, are sure to fuel your young and middle school aged students' excitement about performing. The simple sketches present drama in a fun, non-threatening way and require very little planning or memorization. Written by a middle school teacher, these skits have been successfully used in classrooms and address many student needs such as building self-esteem, memorization, reading, speech, and elocution. The simplicity and versatility of these skits make it easy for you to use in any number of ways. Quickly grab an appropriate skit for your drama class, insert a few minutes of drama into your regular classroom just for fun, or launch interesting discussions about topical issues like gossip or respect. The introduction includes tips on how to cast and stage a skit, as well as how to adapt them for different age levels and even special needs students.