The Dragonfly Door adapted into a Play

Psychologist Note, Lesson Plans, and Theatre Resources
Science, Grief, and Bereavement Tools
for Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals

Letter to Parents from Child Psychologist Sharon Stein McNamara, Ed.D.

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This is a letter written to parents by child psychologist Sharon Stein McNamara with tips on helping a child understand the concepts of death when reading The Dragonfly Door. This Grief and Bereavement Resource may be useful to parents with children who have experienced the death of someone close.

Adapting The Dragonfly Door
into a Play

By Eileen M. Clark, MSM, CCLS

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This is a Grief and Bereavement Resource prepared by Eileen Clark to assist teachers, counselors, and other professionals who plan to adapt The Dragonfly Door into a theatrical bereavement play. Ms. Clark's guiding principles focus on communication with a child and cover areas such as emotional support, delayed grief response, love and reassurance, feeling safe and secure, self expression, a child’s response to grief, commemorating a loss, and age related development considerations.

Theatrical Adaptations of
The Dragonfly Door

See what other communities have done to help grieving children and families following the death of students, relatives, and friends through theatrical adaptations of The Dragonfly Door.

Science & Life Cycle Lesson Plan
for Grades K-2

By Lynne Bleeker, Science Education Specialist

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This is a Life Science Lesson Plan for Grades K-2 prepared for The Dragonfly Door by Lynne Bleeker, Science Education Specialist. The lesson plan focuses on the life cycle, insect anatomy, and ecology of organisms. Some of the objectives include - learning about the life cycle of dragonflies, comparing and contrasting incomplete and complete metamorphosis, reviewing the anatomy of insects, and learning about the ecology of freshwater lakes.

Loss & Grief Lesson Plan
for Grades K-3

By Lynne Bleeker, Science Education Specialist

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This is a Loss and Grief Lesson Plan for Grades K-3 prepared for The Dragonfly Door by Lynne Bleeker, Science Education Specialist. The lesson plan focuses on themes of loss and grief. It includes scriptures. Some of the Lesson objectives include - learning about the life cycle of dragonflies, comparing and contrasting the dragonfly life cycle with the life cycle of people, learning that death is a sad but normal part of life, addressing angry words or thoughts, learning that it is normal to be sad when a loved one dies, and thinking about ways to help a person who is grieving. This lesson plan is for teachers, counselors, and other professionals.

The Dragonfly's Life Cycle

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See the Dragonfly Life Cycle as excerpted in part from The Dragonfly Door.