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A scheme of work, incl. links and resource suggestions, to explore Alecky Blythe Verbatim Theatre

A scheme of work, incl. links and resource suggestions, to explore Alecky Blythe Verbatim Theatre

Appropriate for A Level Drama & Theatre students, and able GCSE students who may wish to use verbatim theatre as a devising strategy. Contains opportunities to explore London Road and exercises used by Alecky Blythe, as well as clear guidance to helpful sections of the London Road film. Links to other resources and online video are also included. This scheme provides a strong foundation for students creating their own verbatim piece.
soozf
Subject specific vocabulary - Frantic Assembly and Physical Theatre

Subject specific vocabulary - Frantic Assembly and Physical Theatre

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Subject specific vocabulary - Stanislavski

Subject specific vocabulary - Stanislavski

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Subject specific vocabulary - Brecht

Subject specific vocabulary - Brecht

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

A collection of the Key stage 3 Knowledge Organisers used commonly in most school/academies. These are a great resource to use in class or for homeworks/ quizzes/ revision.
csims6
AQA Drama - Feedback Sheets - Devising Drama

AQA Drama - Feedback Sheets - Devising Drama

Feedback designed for self, peer and teacher assessments using the What Went Well, Even Better If and Now Try This with space for student response. The feedback sheets include the following: Devising Log Assessments sheets Devising Log Section One (Marking criteria listed and RAG activity for what needs to be evidenced) Devising Log Section Two (Marking criteria listed and RAG activity for what needs to be evidenced) Devising Log Section Three (Marking criteria listed and RAG activity for what needs to be evidenced) Devising Performance/Design Devising Performance/Design with Artistic Intention focus Each section has clear breakdowns for each final mark, for example ‘Devising Performance/Design’ sheet lists each sub mark, with the given key words, see photo for example.
cat_marron1994
Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

A class set of drama roles for acting out different scenarios. You could warm-up by playing Upstairs/Downstairs or use it at the end of a topic to show the day in the life of a Roman. I used these as a drama activity and took the children outside where they walked, talked and ate like their Roman. They even chose names!
AbbyMSimpson
Year Nine Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Nine Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating **making, performing and responding **into three focused feedback activities, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Year Eight Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Eight Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating making, performing and responding into three focused feedback activities for Year 8 Drama, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Year Seven Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Seven Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating making, performing and responding into three focused feedback activities, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Drama KS3 The Greatest Showman Scheme of Work

Drama KS3 The Greatest Showman Scheme of Work

I have written this with year 7 and low ability year 8 in mind. An overview of this 5 week scheme is: Circus skills (basic skills on juggling and slapstick) The Freak Show (negative media portrayal) This is me (celebrating diversity and being proud to be different) 4&5) Assessment (accumulating all the skills we have looked at in the scheme) Demonstrate is a plenary and connect is differentiated questions to use as a starter to recap previous learning. Please note that I have not written the juggling manual, I have inherited this a long the way in my teaching career but it’s a great resource for differentiated learning styles.
sheath7
The Lion King Script - School Production

The Lion King Script - School Production

This script was written for a Year 3 and 4 summer production. Can easily be done or edited for younger or older. The script was based on Disney’s The Lion King film from 1994. All of the songs and backing tracks included can be found on YouTube. Also includes the link to see the script in action - watching the recording of the performance.
attystar
Drama Achievement Reports

Drama Achievement Reports

Simple reports which allow teachers to record progress in drama for students aged 3 - 13 years. Each report covers a range of personal, social and performance skills for children to achieve and these are broken down into four key skills areas in which children learn to co-operate, create, perform and reflect. Markers allow teachers to chart an individual student’s progress through a full term or semester and each report provides space for comments and aims for that child. Not accredited in any way but based on 30 years of drama teaching experience. A great way to begin to quantify the developmental, social and creative benefits of drama. If you have found this resource useful please leave a positive review. Thanks!
AliJC
50 Arts Labs - Dance Drama Art Music Acting Graphic Arts

50 Arts Labs - Dance Drama Art Music Acting Graphic Arts

50 Activities for kids supporting learning in the Arts. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Art, Dance, Drama, Acting, Music, Poetry, Graphic Arts, and more! Make studies in the Arts exciting at home or in the classroom with fun projects!
rupert_boyne
Theatre Around the World KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Theatre Around the World KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Students will explore a range of performance styles from around the globe, developing confidence performing as well as building their skill set for the subject. Areas covered are: Greek Theatre Chinese Theatre African Theatre French Theatre (mime) There are eight lessons in the scheme which can be extended to more depending on the time given for the assessment task. Links are given to all teaching materials or they are provided in the downloadable pack (stories, instruction cards etc). Students will enjoy looking at theatrical traditions and devices from other theatrical cultures and will be able to incorporate some of them in their own future work.Their assessment piece will be to choose an area they have enjoyed or want to extend their understanding by creating a performance using these skills and style, bringing to life a story that we will supply. Students will complete an extended piece of homework – a ‘Theatre Around the World Scrapbook’ that should be a creative and decorative piece that details their learning – there will be challenge tasks within this to stretch pupils. These will be used for display as appropriate. Please adapt this – and any other contents of this scheme - to whatever format is useful for your school.
kay_sanders
Melodrama KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Melodrama KS3 Drama scheme and resources

This six lesson scheme (complete with detailed plans, powerpoints and resources) is suitable for upper KS3 pupils. It introduces the genre of Melodrama incorporating the history, traditions and links to silent movies. Lessons include vocal and physical and skill development, script work as well as devising based on the genre conventions.
kay_sanders
Audience and Intention KS4 Drama scheme and resources

Audience and Intention KS4 Drama scheme and resources

This detailed scheme of work is for KS4 Drama students starting their GCSE course - it aims that students will have an appreciation of the different purposes and intentions that theatre can be used for, and some experience of how they can go about achieving those intentions. It is a great scheme to start developing their devising skills. Students will be introduced to didactic theatre and how messages can be misread in order to identify effective ways in which to engage an audience. They will understand that the course requires that more than one type of audience be considered in both the study of a script and in the preparation and devising of drama. The primary focus will be on documentary theatre and will use the Titanic as a stimulus for a devised piece in this style shaping it to meet their intention and have the required impact on their audience. I have included a Titanic research booklet that my pupils completed prior to working on these lessons. There is also a home and class learning booklet for pupils to use as they work on this unit. The lessons are detailed with learning objectives, challenges and planning for progress aims. Powerpoints and resources are included.
kay_sanders
'Storytelling' introduction to Drama scheme and resources

'Storytelling' introduction to Drama scheme and resources

This 6 lesson scheme of work focuses on different well known fairy tales and ways of telling stories, and is an ideal introduction to Drama for KS2 or KS3 learners or to work with a lower ability KS3 group. The detailed lessons use Must, Should, Could learning objectives and would be useful to a non-specialist teacher. The scheme aims to develop pupils understanding of a variety of drama techniques as well as allow lots of opportunity to develop confidence in creating and performing. There are lessons on genre, writing in role, using freeze-frames, hot-seating and becoming news reporters live at the scene where a meteor has landed. I’ve included lots of resources for you including some that are differentiated.
kay_sanders
KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

Complete scheme of work for studying the play, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty. 6 lesson plans for a Year7/8 Drama Class, complete with powerpoint and activities, plus an assessment at the end of the scheme. The lessons include predicting the end of the play, teacher in role activities, whole class improvisation, scene work, and Drama techniques such as role on the wall. The play explores bullying and social pressure, as well as the different agencies involved in the case and so is great for building PSCHEE knowledge as well.
carolynbooth
Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

This is a 30 minute play based on a pirate who becomes famous for fighting plastic pollution. I wrote and produced this play with lower and upper key stage 2 children, who managed the lines and stage directions well. I have adapted the play with current themes and there’s a host of characters who explain how plastic effects their lives in terms which can be understood from foundation stage. There are other themes including friendship and ‘being kind’ as well as a catchy recycle song. I give permission for character genders to be changed to suit your cast.
rosie_m
SEASONS POEMS

SEASONS POEMS

This pack includes 11 original poems about spring and autumn. Autumn: This is a pack of six poems - spanning both key stages - using autumn as the stimulus. Autumn - a rhyming poem about the transition from autumn to winter Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem about autumn Friend or Foe? - a rhyming poem about Halloween which can be written in three different ways Crackle! Spit! - a rhyming poem with a pattern, about Bonfire Night. There are two accompanying dance lessons for K.S.1 with this poem Bonfire Night - a non-rhyming poem which can be written in a straightforward way, or as calligrams We Dare You To! - a rhyming poem about the dangers of playing with fireworks, and also the issue of wanting to fit in. This has an accompanying Y5/6 drama lesson The pack includes general activities to do with the poems, as well as specific activities for the individual poems. There is a 40 slide PPT presentation to support the activities. Spring: This is a pack of five poems about Spring. Each poem is accompanied by a full lesson. Lesson 1. Umbrella Chant - a choral chant, performance poem Lesson 2. Spring Acrostic - a non-rhyming acrostic poem (includes a framework) Lesson 3. A Tale of Spring - a rhyming list poem (includes a framework) Lesson 4. Golden One - a non-rhyming descriptive poem (includes a format) Lesson 5. Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem (includes a framework) All lessons are supported with power point slides and resources
RhymeRockRole
FAIRY TALES THROUGH DRAMA

FAIRY TALES THROUGH DRAMA

This bundle contains 25 detailed drama lessons. KS1: This pack contains 14 drama lessons based on five popular fairy tales. It is accompanied by 22 resource sheets and a PPT presentation. The lessons include individual, paired and group work. There are full descriptions of the drama strategies used. The Three Little Pigs: three lessons using mime, freeze frame, hot seating, T.I.R and sculpture. Hansel and Gretel: three lessons using mime, script work, sculpture and T.I.R Little Red Riding Hood: three lessons using sculpture, thought circle, mime, hot seating and movement to music The Enormous Turnip: two lessons using mime, thought circle, hot seating and movement to music The Three Billy Goats Gruff: three lessons using sculpture, improvisation, script work, hot seating and movement to music KS2: This pack contains 11 drama lessons based on four popular fairy tales. It is accompanied by 16 resources and a PPT presentation. There are full descriptions of the drama strategies used. The Three Billy Goats Gruff - two lessons based on script work. The strategies used are freeze frames, and performing a script as well as creating their own. There is also a short script for the whole story, which could be used for an assembly. Jack & the Beanstalk - three lessons. The strategies used are: corporate brain, conscience alley, freeze frames, improvisation, movement to music, mime and T.I.R. Dick Whittington - three lessons. A short version of the story is included. The strategies used are: hot seating, improvisation, freeze frames, mime, scripts and picture whoosh! Little Red Riding Hood - three lessons. A full, new version of the story is included. The strategies used are: sculpture, improvisation, conscience alley, hot seating, thought circle, freeze frames and moving pictures
RhymeRockRole
Egypt Assembly Scipt

Egypt Assembly Scipt

This resource includes the script and 2 powerpoints for an assembly. Was originally for a year 5 class but can be adapted for any ks2 class. The first powerpoint includes opportunities to add photos of your own class and some cross curricular lessons, such as mummifying apples in Science and Egyptian movement in PE. The second powerpoint is a an ‘Egyptian’ version of Who Wants to be a millionaire. My school LOVED this assembly. Enjoy :)
frazert2
Treasure Island Play Analysis

Treasure Island Play Analysis

Here is a resource for Drama Teachers to use for students in Years 7-10 to build up their performance analysis skills prior to and during GCSE classes. The Powerpoint has a number of slides to take students through the performance elements, There is also a series of questions to help students analyse the play. It can be watched from the link below. You will need to register your school officially and then you will get access to this brilliant website. Hope you find it useful! Matthew
matthewcoe
Our Day Out (2009) - The Musical

Our Day Out (2009) - The Musical

Whole scheme of work for Willy Russell’s updated musical Our Day Out. There are 8 detailed PowerPoints/ lessons with hyperlinks to video clips and songs from the musical. There is a midterm quiz and a final assessment where students are asked to analyse a character from the play using an extract. There are extra homework/ cover lesson tasks and a knowledge organiser.
sinead242
Blood Brothers,  AQA KS3/4 Scheme of Work

Blood Brothers, AQA KS3/4 Scheme of Work

Scheme of learning for KS3/4 study of Blood Brothers by Russell. Assessment based on Paper 2 of English Literature AQA. AO’s learning objectives focus. Lesson 1: Introduction to Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3 Lesson 2: Learning More about Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3 Lesson 3: The Agreement Between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2 Lesson 4: The Twins are Separated AO1+AO2 Lesson 5: Mrs Lyons Sacks Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2 Lesson 6: The Twins are Reunited AO1+AO2 Lesson 7: Mickey Visits Edward’s House AO1+AO2 Lesson 8: Caught by the Police AO1+AO2 Lesson 9: Moving Away AO1+AO2+AO3 Lesson 10: A New Start AO1+AO2 Lesson 11: Suspensions and Secrets AO1+AO2 Lesson 12: Mickey and Edward Reunited AO1+AO2 Lesson 13:Teenage Years AO1+AO2 Lesson 14: Adult Life AO1+AO2 Lesson 15: Crime and Punishment AO1+AO2+AO3 Lesson 16: The End AO1+AO2 Lesson 17: Exam preparation lesson 1 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4 Lesson 18: Exam preparation lesson 2 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4 Final Assessment Question, 45 minute timed essay Resources: AQA Paper 2 mark scheme Assessment objective tasks Character family tree Character worksheets Contextual knowledge sheet Final assessment task Glossary of literary terms Parallels and contrasts Student-friendly adapted mark scheme Teacher questions for learning Timeline of tension and events
aliceboyd1995
Changing Perspectives in Fairy Tales and a full, concise preparation and assessment booklet.

Changing Perspectives in Fairy Tales and a full, concise preparation and assessment booklet.

Fairy Tales are canonical texts, passed through the ages. These resources ask pupils to explore the different characters perspectives in fairy tales and then helps guide them into preparation for their own performance of a classic Fairy Tale. For higher ability or older students you could ask them to modernise the fairy tales or even ‘explode the canon’ and turn the fairy tale on it’s head! Thanks so much for viewing, please review and feel free to browse to other resources too (many of them are free as I know how hard us teachers work!) Many thanks, Short
sarah_hewitt2018
KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

A lesson focusing on thematic links and analysis of Act 5, Scene 1 of Macbeth. A quote matching activity is included as well as an extract and annotations. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 class or higher ability year 10 group. Can be used to supplement an existing SoW or as a revision activity.
omedoto7
KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3

KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3

A lesson focusing on Act 4 Scene 3 of Macbeth. Comprehension questions and a short creative writing activity as well as opportunities for pair work are included, as well as key quotes to explore. Copies of the play are required. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 class or higher ability year 10. Can be used to supplement an existing SoW or as revision.
omedoto7
Matilda The Musical band music for intermediate level

Matilda The Musical band music for intermediate level

I arranged some Matilda songs for a Year 6 show and would like to share them here for free. I have each song on Sibelius if you’d like to edit it, and you’re welcome to email me directly at bdj179@hotmail.com . If you DO email me, and don’t get a response within a couple of weeks, do write again as your message will have gone to my spam folder and I may have missed it… thanks!
BenJames179
A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

Of particular interest to teachers and students of Theatre, Music, Performing Arts, Politics, English, RE and Media, studying at** secondary, tertiary and graduate level**. The Guide has been created to evoke thoughts, discussion and learning around the themes, historic and current events which inspired 2b theatre company to create and tour this production. It can be used both by students and audiences alike, either before the show or as a follow up to reflect upon the production, themes and inspirations behind Old Stock. Within the pack are questions and creative tasks to help stimulate thoughts and additional topics for discussion around how the show makes you feel and reflect upon ways this mirrors the world we live in today. The processes, form and styles used in the creation and performance of Old Stock make this an ideal production to study alongside a number of key syllabus including: KS4 & KS5 English; KS4 Citizenship programmes of study; AQA GCSE & A Level Drama & Theatre; BTECH Performing Arts; Music & Music Theatre The themes and inspiration for the production provide additional stimulus for discussion & research for those studying or interested in: Creative Writing; History; Music History; Philosophy, Religion & Ethics; Government & Politics; Sociology; Media Studies; Citizenship and Wellbeing
DTP
Y11 short SOW for Hamlet.

Y11 short SOW for Hamlet.

This is a resource I created for a y11 class studying Hamlet as pre-reading for next year’s Literature unit on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. It’s quite open-ended and the activities can easily be differentiated by task and by outcome. The Learning Outcomes are quite broad. This is especially useful if you’re exploring the text and adapting to the class as you go along, as opposed to a specific exam focus. The students picked their own monologue extracts so the ones listed are just suggestions based on my class.
dkellyenglish
Be The Funniest Person In The Room

Be The Funniest Person In The Room

Being really funny means you need to have a humor attitude. These worksheets shows Middle School students how to develop a humor attitude. The worksheets highlight the difference between being the ‘class clown’ or local ‘nitwit’, and focusses on looking at life with a sense of humor - using the lens of laughs. My classes really enjoy the focus I have on humor - I’m sure yours will too. Great activities and strategies for anyone wanting to let more humor in to their life. 17 pages in total including an answer key where necessary. Learn more about the author at [Malcom Brown]http://malcombrown.com.au/) I’d be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that’s you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I’d really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome. <strong>For monthly updates of learning inspiration that I gather, <a href=“https://mailchi.mp/08554929bee3/topcial”>sign up here</a>. Snippets from life beyond teaching.</strong>
malcomb
KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2

KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2

A lesson focusing on Act 4 Scene 2 of Macbeth. Comprehension questions and key quotes are included and explored. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 or higher ability year 10 class. Also useful for revision.
omedoto7
KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3

KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3

A lesson focusing on Act 3, Scene 3 of Macbeth. Opportunities for pair work and a notes on key quotes included. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 class or as a revision aid.
omedoto7
Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

This is a resource sheet to give to students when studying Jerzy Grotowski for the first time. It is an ideal homework task, perhaps linked with a research project to last the length of the scheme of work. It has a list of internet links for students to look through and complete some independent study on.
keith_burt
Edexcel GCSE Drama Component 1 - Portfolio Support/Log

Edexcel GCSE Drama Component 1 - Portfolio Support/Log

This GCSE Component 1 Portfolio resource, includes key information about the requirements of the portfolio, key terminology pages, assessment criteria and there is a focus page for each of the six questions, including what needs to be included under each question with sentence starters. Students can use this booklet as a working log during the devising process, supporting them to make notes, which will aid them when writing up their final portfolio. This booklet can also be easily adapted for teachers to add stimuli material explored.
panayiotaandrianou
Evaluate the GCSE performance that you created - Helpsheet

Evaluate the GCSE performance that you created - Helpsheet

Intended for GCSE students this sheet poses higher level questions in order to support students achieving top bands. Included within this resource are key words to facilitate top level achievement from the students. Purpose - An activity to stretch students prior to writing an evaluation of their work. Length of activity - Flexible Paper - 1 side of A4
dangerousdan