Ideal as activities for drama lessons and group work, this big pack of activities include ice breakers, warm ups, mime and movement, improvisation, concentration, group work, storytelling and rehearsal and will be sure to get your students engaged and enthused.
The overall aims of this scheme of work is to encourage students to be more creative in their devised performances. This SOW is aimed at KS3 and would be perfect for a Year 8 or Year 9 class. It could also be adapted for a younger class or GCSE. The aims of the SOW include: learn what a stimulus is
explore a range of auditory stimuli
respond to a range of auditory stimuli
devise performances to music
work with a section of script
complete a practical assessment
complete a written assessment
The PowerPoint is ready to be used in lessons and all resources are included in the slides. It includes 7 lessons.
*I do not own any of the media, images, script or music used in unit of work
Helping students understand the effect of adverbs and adverbial phrases through writing and performing their own play scripts; developing awareness of how adverbs alter the mood and tone of a text. Suitable for Year 8 or 9 English Language or Drama class.
This set of 259 Character Cards comes with 3 suggested activities (Character Scenes; Monologues; Bus Stop) but can be used in so many more ways. Enhance creativity, storytelling and character development with these versatile cards.
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The following 17 DRAMA TRUNK card sets come with at least 2 suggested activities and are available INDIVIDUALLY or as a CLASSIC BUNDLED SET:
• Quirky Characters
• Dramatic Deaths
• Silly Superheroes
• Character Switches
• Vocal Styles
• Time Periods
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Check out more Drama Cards available at my store (only available individually), including:
• Great Escapes
• Forbidden Word Scenes
• Olympic Events
• Drama Shoes
• Theatre Styles (FREE)
• Famous Characters
• Historical Events
• World Destinations
DRAMA CARDS ARE A DRAMA TEACHER'S BEST FRIEND!
Just print, laminate and cut out a set of versatile drama cards that you can use over and over again. I cannot count how many times and ways I have used these cards – absolutely my most handy drama resource.
Use DRAMA TRUNK cards for tons of creative, fun, imaginative, any day activities, including:
•Drama games (including last minute activities)
•Team building and cooperation activities
•Improvisation / quick thinking
•Audition / rehearsal activities
Combine the use of multiple cards for even more activities, challenges and ideas (you will have a HUGE amount of drama activities ready to go when needed).
Stay tuned to my store DRAMA TRUNK for more fantastic drama resources (coming soon) – from drama activities and classes for little people; primary school level drama; secondary curriculum and more...
A 35 page revision booklet on the musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. It was written to support Drama written exam components- Originally based on OCR but will work with other exam boards.
The booklet covers-Key Words, Plot and Structure, Themes, Social, Historical and Cultural Context, Genre, Style and Conventions, Characters, Performance Space, Set, Costume, Props, Sound and Lighting Design and Direction of Key Scenes.
There are exam questions for students to answer throughout the booklet.
A template with citations for Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory.
Particular words are highlighted to make it easier for you to adapt to your own subject, students, targets and words.
There are also sentence starters to help you compose your own report and a long list of preset targets that you can use.
• Answer more frequently in the lesson or volunteer to model work in the lesson.
• Using drama vocabulary, give feedback to your peers.
• Change the pitch, tone, volume and speed of your voice in order to develop a character.
Stanislavski "NATURALISM" drama poster to use as a handout or as a poster. US and UK spelling both included. This resource also comes as part of a drama poster bundle with the following theatre / theater practitioner posters included:
1. Artaud THEATRE / THEATER OF CRUELTY
2. Stanislavski NATURALISM
3. Strasberg METHOD ACTING
4. Brecht EPIC THEATRE / THEATER
5. Grotowski POOR THEATRE / THEATER
6. Meyerhold BIOMECHANICS
7. Bogart VIEWPOINTS
8. Boal THEATRE / THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED
Drama - Introduction to Drama PowerPoint. PowerPoint presentation with animations, sounds, and graphics that will engage your student when starting a drama unit. Defines drama, drama terms like playwright, stage directions, set, props, script and much more! Includes staging, dramatization, how plays are produced, the role of the audience and theater etiquette. Also, now includes information on Greek theater, Shakespearian theater, and Modern theater. Enjoy! . - HappyEdugator
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
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This is a fully loaded scheme of work that is an enjoyable, engaging, active and fun introduction to drama. Ideal for use at the start of a new academic year or for any class that are unfamiliar with the basic conventions of drama. Not only will students enjoy a range of practical activities, they will also learn a whole host of important drama skills which will make them strong, well rounded performers.
Lessons in the scheme run as follows:
Lessons 1-3 - Drama games - 20 games, fully explained, that are guaranteed winners for any group
Lesson 4 -Voice work - a cracking lesson designed to unleash the student's voice work
Lesson 5 - Freeze Frames
Lesson 6 - Thought Tracking
Lesson 7 - Mime
Lesson 8 - Levels and Proxemics
Lesson 9 - Soundscaping
Lesson 10 - Mime
Lesson 11 and 12 - Improvisation and Developing a Concept
Lessons 13 and 14 - Rehearsal - highly structured lesson with guidance on good rehearsing. Choice of 3 assessment tasks for teacher to choose from
Lesson 15 - Performance and Evaluation (evaluation can take the form of an extended activity to be completed in a separate lesson)
Ideal for less experienced teachers and non-subject specialists as well as more experienced drama teachers. Engaging and fun powerpoints with very little adaptation required. Tasks are accompanied by supporting notes where necessary so that all tasks are easy to follow and teach.
A complete and fully resourced scheme of work designed to engage students from lesson 1 and make drama the subject they all talk about! Ideal for building strong, well rounded and skilled performers. Would suit key stage 2, 3 and 4. For some reason the preview feature doesn't seem to work properly on some of the resources but they all download fine and are formatted correctly when downloaded.
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I have been working on this resource for the last year on and off and it is used for students for any of the following reasons:
1 - removal from lesson
2 - unable to participate practically
3 - isolated students ( taken from lesson)
4 - room changes ( for exams etc to a desk based space) especially last minute ones.
5 - when students are off school and parents request work ( brilliant as it can be emailed and there is no reason why it cannot be done on line)
6 - emergency cover for non specialists or people who panic when they are given a drama cover
The booklet is 38 pages and each page is a stand alone activity for them to do. It is designed for them to do without your input ( ideal for removal - DT etc)
The booklet features various work, questions, word search activities, design activities and can be used from yr 7-9.Templates are provided for written work as well as drawing / design tasks, so this really is an ideal booklet to send with the student who cannot work in your room.
It features work on:
character - role work
make up design
risk assessment / H&S
storyboards and other activities.
Use this booklet as either a printed resource, or if you have little budget; project the activity on the board and students can complete it on paper.
This resource introduces Trestle Mask theatre/drama to KS3 students in a fun and chunked down way.
Each lesson builds upon the next and is accessible by teachers through colour coordinated slides to show each different lesson, a brief summary of the content of the lesson at the start of each one and an explanation of the tasks in the notes section.
The PowerPoint is visual and colourful to motivate the students and encourages students to engage with the work. There are games to focus and develop skills of the students whilst alongside practical work that enhances the movement and non-verbal skills of the students.
An 8 week unit of work with lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson) looking at drama improvisation techniques. Lessons take the students through different scenarios and focus on a variety of aspects of improvisation. Aimed at Year 10 but could be used for Year 9.
A solid guide for assessment in drama from KS3 through to GCSE.
KS3 Level descriptors
Assessment charts for key components
Basic general targets for each year group
A format for student assessment note keeping
Assessment sheets for: Performance, Response & Development, Wider Key Skills, Reading é Writing which enable a teacher to break down these skills into manageable elements to show students where improvement can be made.
With this resource you will download 259 multiple choice questions on Key Drama and Theatre related terminology, covering roles and responsibilities within the Theatre, definitions of key terminology related to performance spaces / theatres and stage directions.
The questions are in random order, across three different resources and presented in a format similar to Section A of the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 written exam but can be used for any level of Drama or exam board.
Ideal to use as an in class test, set for homework or general revision and either as one resource or broken up into a series of smaller tests / tasks over a longer period of time.
The resource comes with the answers.
A handbook for students explaining and outlining the new Edquas Drama GCSE (2017). Includes an outline of the course, a plan of how to structure the 2 years, hints and tips for written work and some useful exam advice.
GCSE Drama scripted performance Knowledge Organiser, focusing on Stanislavski.
The knowledge organiser is overview of characterisation, Stanislavski information and facts. Stage configuration, keywords, social, historical, political contexts, rehearsal techniques and research. Also giving subject specific keywords and a research link for revision.
This can be adapted to any scripted rehearsal or performance.