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Teaching Thought Tracking

Teaching Thought Tracking

Thought tracking allows an audience to have direct access to a characters thoughts and ideas. On one level, thought tracking speaks the inner thoughts of a character, but is can also be used to provide a contrast between what is said and what is thought.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Freeze Frames

Teaching Freeze Frames

Freeze frames are an excellent way of exploring an idea, emotion or theme. Emphasis is placed upon the Drama Medium – Space, Levels, Body Language, Gesture, and Facial Expression. Each element of a freeze frame should help to draw dramatic focus and have an effect upon an audience.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Cross Cutting

Teaching Cross Cutting

Cross-cutting can be a highly effective way of drawing attention to a significant theme, idea or emotion. It allows for a non-linear presentation of events in order to highlight them, or use them as a comparison.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

A drama lesson to help student place a central metaphor into their devised performances. This helps add a deeper meaning and more sophisticated . The Story Structure plan helps to provide an effective timing for the metaphor.
drewwilsonHK
Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Not Now, Bernard’, an adaptation of David McKee’s classic children’s picturebook, for working with children in Early Years - Year 1. It contains practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Seesaw’, for working with children in Early Years - Year 4. It contains interviews with the writer, director, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Laika’, working with children in Years 2 - 6. It contains an interview with the directors and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Beowulf’, a reimagining of the Old English epic poem, with students. It contains context around the myth & the poem, interviews with the writer and composer, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is for teachers working with children in Year 4 and above. It contains ideas for classroom activities to explore ‘Beginners’, including an interview with writer and director Tim Crouch, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Who am I? Card Game

Who am I? Card Game

A card game that can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity. Students can work in pairs/groups and they turn over a card. They should describe how they would play that stereotypical character by explaining how they would use their acting skills/characterisation. The rest of their group should guess the stereotypical character. Could be developed into a charades type game. This includes 24 characters/cards.
Drama_MissF
Acting Skills - Pairs Game

Acting Skills - Pairs Game

This game is a great starter, plenary or general revision tool. Can be used as a starter task by giving each student one of the cards and they have to find their partner or as the more traditional card game method. This consists of 16 pairs of cards - one has a stereotypical character printed on it, the other has the acting skills required to play that character. Cards should be printed double sided and then cut out so that the pattern is on the back of the cards.
Drama_MissF
Oliver Musical Bundle

Oliver Musical Bundle

This Bundle includes everything you need to produce the Oliver Musical at a saving of 13%
rosie_m
10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

**** STAGE PLAY VERSION **** This is a tried and tested Script, created for a after-school drama club. It was performed by a mixture of Lower and Upper KS2 children. It would be perfect for a Drama Club or PSHE project. It also highlights ‘first days’ and transition along with sibling and peer relationships. It has an appropriate ending to promote ‘doing the right thing’ and forgiveness I give permission for the names and genders to be changed to suit the group performing. Please leave a review to help others thinking of purchasing.
rosie_m
Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

These are good warm up games or class activities. Each game teaches a different drama skills and the games are brightly printed so could be displayed. Please leave a review for others.
rosie_m
Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

This is a good warm up game. It encourages the children to move, follow instructions and use senses.The game is brightly printed and could be displayed. Please leave a review for others and check out my pack of 5 games for £2
rosie_m
English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

We all know that teaching sophisticated terminology can be really dull, so I decided to teach my class 18 top terms using Disney (and other family films). This will take 2 lessons, unless you skip some parts of the clips, or don’t complete them all. Included is the powerpoint that contains a starter and all the answers for the students (and yourself beforehand), whilst the worksheet contains the definitions for later revision and the space to conduct the quiz format lesson. I teach these terms by first having students read the terms and definitions aloud in class and clear up any misunderstandings. I then open the YouTube playlist and put it on shuffle. The students should write on their worksheets in pencil and should write the name of the film next to the technique that they think is present in the clip. You can choose to reveal the answers as you go through or all at the end… Normally, I do it all at the end because students change their answers after seeing a clip like Finding Nemo and realising that Dory and Marlin are foils of each other. Unfortunately, you will need internet for this lesson as YouTube is a central part, and as the playlist I have made is on YouTube, I cannot promise that videos won’t randomly stop working. I would double check these before doing the lesson, but you have all the answers and can search the same video on YouTube otherwise. Lastly, use the two Lion King videos together, one shows Scar killing Mufasa, and the other shows him blaming Simba (DRAMATIC IRONY OR WHAT?!)
Charlie925
Dramatic Play Post Office, Veterinarian, Hospital, Restaurant - BUNDLE ONE

Dramatic Play Post Office, Veterinarian, Hospital, Restaurant - BUNDLE ONE

Do you love changing up your dramatic play area to keep your kindergarten and preschool students engaged and creative? This dramatic play BUNDLE is visually appealing, engaging, educational and just plain fun! Using dramatic play to learn math, reading, social skills, science, sight words and so much more is incredibly effective and they don’t even realize they are learning! HOSPITAL VET POST OFFICE RESTAURANT
ktdesign
Intro to Macbeth's Witches

Intro to Macbeth's Witches

A KS3 lesson to get students thinking about the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This follows on nicely from a whole class staged combat scene to introduce the students to the play. The start activity may need adapting to a whoosh. Tasks encourage an abstract and stylised way of moving as the witches etc.
monroe84
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

A short extract from the play script Whistle As You Walk Away which tells the harrowing stories of children who worked in the cotton mills in Victorian England. The play uses factual accounts from Victorian children to show what life was like at that time, the hardships they faced, and the changes in society which made their lives a little easier. It’s a great historical play with a heart and is perfect for a large cast of young actors who want to connect with this period in British history. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/victorian-mill-children-play-script-11377361 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

A short extract from the play Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss - a great one act version of Othello, Shakespeare’s tragic story of love, jealousy and revenge. The play is presented in the style of a melodrama with the hero, heroine and evil villain evident, but also retains all of characterisation and story elements of the original text. This a great introduction to Shakespeare and provides the opportunity for some really over the top acting from your young performers! These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/three-murders-a-suicide-and-a-near-miss-othello-play-script-11438285 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Xmas Factor Nativity Play Script

Sample Pages For The Xmas Factor Nativity Play Script

A short extract from the play The Xmas Factor, a fabulous one act version of the nativity story. This is a respectful retelling of the Christmas story with all of the familiar characters and a couple of interesting extras! As the search is on to find a Christmas star, someone is trying to throw a party in the stable. The play is perfect for seasonal celebrations, can be extended using Christmas music, and provides an ideal opportunity to include younger performers in non-speaking roles. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-xmas-factor-ks2-nativity-play-11377298 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Witch Who Nicked Happiness Play Script

Sample Pages For The Witch Who Nicked Happiness Play Script

A short extract from the play The Witch Who Nicked Happiness, a simple one act fairy tale play which explores issues such as happiness, belief and friendship. When Witch Fisticuffs is refused entry to the Princess’s birthday party she threatens revenge and it looks like she’s succeeded, but things aren’t quite as they seem. This is a lovely play for a small cast and provides an ideal opportunity to include young performers in non-speaking roles. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-witch-who-nicked-happiness-play-script-11438278 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The War of the Vegetables Play Script

Sample Pages For The War of the Vegetables Play Script

A short extract from the play The War of the Vegetables, a lovely one act play about bullying, differences, and living in harmony. The Peas and Tomatoes have accidentally been sown in the same vegetable patch. They are struggling to live together until the Runner Beans threaten to take over and they have to join forces against a common enemy. With narration in rhyming verse and some lovely comedy business from the different vegetables, this is a great play for a large cast of younger performers. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-war-of-the-vegetables-play-script-11437930 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Trouble With Young People Today... Play Script

Sample Pages For The Trouble With Young People Today... Play Script

A short extract from the play The Trouble With Young People Today… a simple but effective one act play which explores the issues of self-confidence, peer pressure, and just saying no. Jimmy would rather play the fool and impress his friends than use his brain and stay out of trouble. Eventually his craving for attention and respect has dire consequences. This is a powerful play to perform and would work well as a performance to a younger audience. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-trouble-with-young-people-today-play-script-11438272 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Rise and Fall of Lord Macbeth Play Script

Sample Pages For The Rise and Fall of Lord Macbeth Play Script

A short extract from the play The Rise and Fall of Lord Macbeth, a great one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy. This play retains all of the character references and story of the original text but in a shorter, simplified, form. It’s a great play for classroom reading during Shakespeare topics and is also very effective as a theatre performance for a large group of young actors. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/macbeth-play-script-for-ks2-ks3-11373876 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages for The Pied Piper of Hamelin Play Script

Sample Pages for The Pied Piper of Hamelin Play Script

A short extract from the play The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a lovely one act play which tells the whole story of the Pied Piper, the people of Hamelin, and the consequences of breaking promises! The whole poem is narrated and brought to life using additional scenes. This is a great play for a large cast and provides an ideal opportunity to include performers in non-speaking roles. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pied-piper-of-hamelin-play-script-11377338 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Legend of St George and the Dragon Play Script

Sample Pages For The Legend of St George and the Dragon Play Script

A short extract from the play The Legend of St George and the Dragon, a lovely one act play that gives an account of how the brave and noble Knight, George, saved a village from the dragon that terrorised it and began his journey to Sainthood. It’s a gentle comedy which small groups of performers in KS2 and KS3 will enjoy. Great for celebrating St George’s Day! These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/st-george-and-the-dragon-play-script-11377323 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The History of the Theatre - Part One!

Sample Pages For The History of the Theatre - Part One!

A short extract from the play The History of the Theatre - Part One! This is a one act speedy journey through the beginnings and development of the wonderful world of theatre. The story begins with early origins and ends with the emergence of William Shakespeare. It’s a great play script for learning about the history of the theatre in a humourous and entertaining way. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-history-of-the-theatre-part-one-play-script-11438263 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Clown Who Couldn't Smile

Sample Pages For The Clown Who Couldn't Smile

A short extract from the play The Clown Who Couldn’t Smile, which is a simple little one act play about happiness and friendship. Bonzo the clown has lost his smile and, despite lots of good advice, can’t get it back again. He’s in danger of being kicked out of the circus and - even worse - has been made to return to clown school! This is a great play for a large cast and is ideal for creating links with circus topics. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample, the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-clown-who-couldn-t-smile-play-script-11438257 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Big Ship Sails

Sample Pages For The Big Ship Sails

A short extract from the play script The Big Ship Sails which tells the harrowing story of children ‘exported’ from Britain during the 1950s and 60s when the Child Migration Scheme was at its peak. The play uses accounts from actual child migrants to explore how the scheme came into being and its impact on the young lives involved. It’s a powerful play for a large cast and an ideal play for young actors who want to connect with this period in British history. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/britain-s-child-migrants-play-script-11397414 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Spellbound Fairy Tale Play Script

Sample Pages For Spellbound Fairy Tale Play Script

A short extract from the play Spellbound which is a funny one act play about bullying, cheating and boredom set in fairy land! Life is dull so the Goblins, Chaos and Mayhem, decide to liven things up. What could possibly go wrong…? This is a great play for smaller groups of performers and is suitable for both KS2 and KS3, or mixed, classes. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spellbound-fairy-tale-play-script-11438185 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Peter's Problem Play Script

Sample Pages For Peter's Problem Play Script

A short extract from the play Peter’s Problem, which is a simple little one act play about bullying and loneliness. Peter has a problem with some of the kids at school and finds himself in the magical forest seeking advice from all of the different animals. It’s great for a large cast and an ideal play for young performers who are acting for the first time. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/peter-s-problem-play-script-11438167 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Romeo and Juliet Play Script

Sample Pages For Romeo and Juliet Play Script

A short extract from the play script Love Me Tender, which is a simple one act adaptation of the first half of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The play covers events which lead up to Tybalt’s death, allowing for a cliff-hanger ending and giving students the opportunity to improvise, or write, the remainder of the play. It’s great for scriptwriting sessions at KS2 or KS3 and works really well as a performance. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample, the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-play-script-for-ks2-ks3-11373888 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Grease lead sheets for school band

Grease lead sheets for school band

We picked the most famous songs and created easier scores for a school band with chords and structures. We had a band of mixed students from Year 4 to Year 9 and they could learn these songs in a couple of months. Perhaps later I can post a video of the show - we will have the first show today:)
Samusic
Sample Pages For Hamlet Play Script

Sample Pages For Hamlet Play Script

A short extract from the play Hamlet, the Murder Mystery which is a great one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The play has Horatio being interviewed by the police because he’s still alive at the end and is therefore the chief suspect, and the story is told through flashback sequences. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/hamlet-play-script-for-ks2-ks3-11373882 Thanks everso!
AliJC