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Christmas lessons for English and drama

Christmas lessons for English and drama

A pack of festive fun lessons suitable for use in English or drama lessons. Aimed at KS3 but older/ younger pupils still enjoy them! Most of the resources follow the story of evil Atnas Claws (Santa's brother who steals presents) and his dastardly schemes to ruin Christmas. These resources can easily be adapted to take place in any school/ town. In story one he steals presents before being unmasked as a teacher from your school. in the second story he escapes from prison and takes Santa hostage. In the third story he has Santa charged with numerous offences (driving a sleigh whilst drunk etc.) and the pupils can write creative stories, newspaper articles or prepare dramas/ pantomimes about the events. In Donkey's Christmas Carol, a young donkey dreams of becoming part of Santa's sleigh pulling team- will his dream come true? A quick poetry lesson using Benjamin Zephaniah's Talking Turkeys is included as are a range of festive starters and an introduction to Call My Bluff as a literacy based quiz competition. These lessons are a fun, team building alternative to watching DVDs on the last week of term!
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YEAR 9 DRAMA SCHEME - Anne Frank's Diary 2

YEAR 9 DRAMA SCHEME - Anne Frank's Diary 2

The second of two detailed schemes of work based on the study of Anne Frank's diary. Here, 6 lessons cover; Objectives, Starters, Introductions, Drama Development, Plenaries and homework. Indented to be taught from the scheme; no additional lesson plans are necessary. All resources are included (SCHEME 1 covers the previous 6 lessons - also available on TES). The scheme allows for the study of sections of text from Anne Frank’s diary. Students should develop empathy for Anne’s situation at the same time building a knowledge of World War II and the horrific acts of genocide. Hopefully this scheme will address the issue of prejudice in a way which will allow all students to question their own behaviour and opinions in an attempt to minimise acts of prejudice in your classroom and your school. Drama Learning Outcomes: The students will concentrate on using space constraints and Spectra of Theatre (Light/Dark, Noise/Silence) in order to create dramatic atmosphere and represent the element of fear. Speaking & Listening Range. Group and class discussion, reporting back on small group work; • Exploration and hypothesis • Consideration of ideas • Debate and persuasion • Development of thought and analysis • Presentation of drama to audience(s) • Attentive listening • Groups participation, improvement of communication skills • Evaluation of language use (both verbal and non verbal) • Judge appropriate detail • Adapt speech and performance for the listener • Sift, summarise and use salient points • Consider different opinions • Use persuasive argument(s) • Negotiate consensus • Consider choice • Effectiveness of expression • Listen and respond Reading Range. Reading materials, researching the problem, prejudice, genocide, family support. Using library, internet and discussing issues and ideas in small groups and as a whole class; • Using language in a rich, diverse and imaginative way • Extending moral and emotional understanding • Build perspectives on society and community • Analysis and discussion • Extraction of salient points • Articulation of informed personal opinions (using drama and discussion) • Responding to the opinions of others • Distinguishing between opinions and attitudes • Selecting information Writing Range. A range of writing styles including collaborative note making, diary entries and developing and analysing character; • Informing others through description • Developing character understanding • Using emotive language • Development of thought through review and analysis • Analysis of own writing • Using own writing to inform drama • Expression of ideas (in a variety of ways) • Improving spelling, punctuation and grammar
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YEAR 9 DRAMA SCHEME - Anne Frank's Diary

YEAR 9 DRAMA SCHEME - Anne Frank's Diary

The first of two detailed schemes of work based on the study of Anne Frank's diary. Here, 6 lessons cover; Objectives, Starters, Introductions, Drama Development, Plenaries and homework. Indented to be taught from the scheme; no additional lesson plans are necessary. All resources are included (SCHEME 2 covers the next 6 lessons - also available on TES). The scheme allows for the study of sections of text from Anne Frank’s diary. Students should develop empathy for Anne’s situation at the same time building a knowledge of World War II and the horrific acts of genocide. Hopefully this scheme will address the issue of prejudice in a way which will allow all students to question their own behaviour and opinions in an attempt to minimise acts of prejudice in your classroom and your school. Drama Learning Outcomes: The students will concentrate on using space constraints and Spectra of Theatre (Light/Dark, Noise/Silence) in order to create dramatic atmosphere and represent the element of fear. Speaking & Listening Range. Group and class discussion, reporting back on small group work; • Exploration and hypothesis • Consideration of ideas • Debate and persuasion • Development of thought and analysis • Presentation of drama to audience(s) • Attentive listening • Groups participation, improvement of communication skills • Evaluation of language use (both verbal and non verbal) • Judge appropriate detail • Adapt speech and performance for the listener • Sift, summarise and use salient points • Consider different opinions • Use persuasive argument(s) • Negotiate consensus • Consider choice • Effectiveness of expression • Listen and respond Reading Range. Reading materials, researching the problem, prejudice, genocide, family support. Using library, internet and discussing issues and ideas in small groups and as a whole class; • Using language in a rich, diverse and imaginative way • Extending moral and emotional understanding • Build perspectives on society and community • Analysis and discussion • Extraction of salient points • Articulation of informed personal opinions (using drama and discussion) • Responding to the opinions of others • Distinguishing between opinions and attitudes • Selecting information Writing Range. A range of writing styles including collaborative note making, diary entries and developing and analysing character; • Informing others through description • Developing character understanding • Using emotive language • Development of thought through review and analysis • Analysis of own writing • Using own writing to inform drama • Expression of ideas (in a variety of ways) • Improving spelling, punctuation and grammar
DionneDawsonAuthor
3 SHORT ANTI BULLYING SCRIPTS

3 SHORT ANTI BULLYING SCRIPTS

3 short scripts lasting a couple of minutes long, look at various types of bullying and bullies. A workshop is included in the first script to assist your students to understand what they can do to help stop bullying; -Shaken & not stirred -The little you -Girl R skets
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Daily Living Skills-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack

Daily Living Skills-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here is the cost-saving bundle pack to help your students work on the myriad skills involved in dating. This pack includes: DRESS FOR SUCCESS—Looks at basic hygiene, ideas on bathroom organization, hints on organizing time/supplies for easy dressing, (also business attire and “appropriate” dress), clothes storage, hanger use, etc. (Pgs. 41) MAKING CONVERSATION—Discusses topic choice, Facebook’s top conversation choices, appropriate/inappropriate conversations, conversation starters, body language and eye contact, how to “invite yourself in,” how to end a conversation, accepting rejection. (Pgs. 59) FAIR FIGHTING—Interpersonal relationships have conflict, this book teaches students how to disagree without being disagreeable. It also teaches the four rules of “fair fighting:” 1) No violence, 2) Stay in the now, 3) Don’t pile on and 4) End in Win-Win. (Pgs. 43) EVERYDAY MANNERS--Greetings, introductions, opening doors, cell phone manners, table manners, flag etiquette, hat etiquette, and pedestrian manners are all addressed here and will help your students feel confident when dating in public places. (Pgs. 45) SAFE DATING—Checks if the student is ready to date, who to date/personal values, where to look for dates, online dating, 10 tips to safe dating, creating a dating plan, group and buddy dating, PDA’s, how far is too far?, ways to say “no”, how to accept “no.” (Pgs. 61) Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation. Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) If you are unfamiliar with the series, please download the free "Doing Laundry" workbook on this site so you can see the format and tone used in all the books or preview the pages provided in the individual books in this bundle pack (also on this site.)
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Nativity Project Lessons - Christmas Play Writing

Nativity Project Lessons - Christmas Play Writing

CREATIVE R.E./LITERACY/DRAMA PROJECT. 2-3 LESSONS OR MORE. This resource includes a project book based on the story of the Nativity. This project works methodically through Bloom's to ensure that there is a progress of thought and challenge throughout. Easily adaptable to increase/decrease challenge.
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Pressure (Nationwide Theatre Tour 2018)

Pressure (Nationwide Theatre Tour 2018)

David Haig's Pressure tells the extraordinary and little known story of one man who changed the course of war, and our lives, forever. Practical activities include script extracts and support understanding around themes/ characters and context. These activities are suitable for both Drama and English and are suitable for use before and after seeing the play. D-Day, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Pressure is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings. 72 hours prior to the D-Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions likely to prevail when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord.
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Voice

Voice

This resource focuses entirely on voice. Looking at clarity, diction, volume, projection, tone, pitch, pace, accent and control. There is a warm up including tongue twisters as well as tasks that look at each skill in more detail, teaching students how they can use their voice to the best level. Students are given the ability to learn key words, definitions, skills and self assessment. A PowerPoint that can be used over series of lessons or integrated with other lessons. Designed for use with KS4 Year 9 and but can be used or adapted for any year group.
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KS3 Comedy Full Scheme of Work

KS3 Comedy Full Scheme of Work

This is a full scheme of work which is ready to use immediately after download, saving you masses of preparation time. The scheme includes detailed lesson plans, powerpoints, exciting video examples, scripts and worksheets. It also highlights a number of opportunities to carry out both practical and written assessments if required. Spanning 8 lessons, this scheme of work introduces students to a variety of comedic techniques before focusing on crosstalk and the work of Mischief Theatre (creators of 'The Play that Goes Wrong, 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong' and 'Comedy about a Bank Robbery'). Originally the class this scheme was devised for had watched one of Mischief Theatre's productions. Assuming your groups have not been to see one of MT's productions, I have instead included examples of their work in the powerpoints to prepare your students for the final assessment drawing together all of their work on comedy to create a performance in the style of Mischief Theatre's work.
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