Drama teaching resources: Dramatic style and form

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The Tempest: Introduction to characters

The Tempest: Introduction to characters

A drama focused introduction to the main characters in The Tempest. Six character profiles are included for pupils to choose from. Each profile gives the students all they need to create a dramatic monologue script that can be assessed as a written piece or performed as a short drama. An ideal, fun introduction to The Tempest.

By SIKLessons

Brecht Introductory PowerPoint

Brecht Introductory PowerPoint

Used as part of a scheme on theatre practitioner, Brecht. Leads learners nicely into practical work - would recommend following on from this resource with practical activities from The Complete Brecht Toolkit by Stephen Unwin. Learning Objectives:Explain who Brecht is and what the purpose of his work wasDiscuss the historical, social, political and cultural context of Brecht’s workDefine Epic TheatreIdentify techniques Brecht used to achieve his intentions

By Darren1178

Police role play pack

Police role play pack

A bumper pack full of posters, signs, flashcards, pictures and writing opportunities to set up a role play area of a Police StationThe pack includes:· A large colourful display banner· Large A4 size letters of 'Police Station' - a great alternative for the role play area· Large policeman and policewoman picture· Large colour pictures of different things used by the police such as hats, whistle, handcuffs· Topic word and picture cards· A checked border which can be used on display and the police station notice boards· A clock to make to display in the police station· A number line to 50 on police helmets· An alphabet line on police traffic cones- great to use in your outside area· A plain police traffic cone- great for use in the outside area-laminate and attach to a block for the children to place where it is needed· Police warning tape- laminate this and make into strips for the children to place around crime scenes· Signs for your police station including 'Interview room', 'cells', 'store cupboard' etc.· Dial 999 poster to display in your police station· Police badges to make· Police hats to makeWriting resources:· An A4 incident book to make with cover and pages- this is in both colour and black and white· A small incident book for the police officers to carry around with them· An A4 prisoner book to make with cover and pages- this is in both colour and black and white· Crime reporting forms· Police identity cards· Various wanted posters to draw and write on· Five different writing pages-these can be used in the role play area and also for topic work· Emergency message sheets· Finger print forms· Note and message pages· A speeding ticket- great to use in the outdoor play area with the vehiclesThe posters, signs and pictures will create a motivating and colourful role play area either inside your classroom or in your outside area which will encourage the children to further their vocabulary and language and encourage writing for different purposes.

By robbyn

Pizza delivery/ restaurant role play pack

Pizza delivery/ restaurant role play pack

The pack includes:Large lettering decorated with small pizza pictures spelling 'Pizzas',A large shop sign advertising pizzas for delivery, eat in or take away,Badges to make for the pizza shop staff,Different hats to make for the staff and delivery people,Pizza delivery signs for putting on the front of delivery bikes/ cars and on the pizza boxes,Various forms to encourage writing,Food labels and posters showing different foods available and also different toppings available for the pizzas,Large colour pictures of the different foods and different slices of pizza,Large black and white pictures of the different foods available- great for art work,Various colourful shop signs- open/ closed, opening times, special offers etc,Menus for the pizza restaurant,Colour and black and white placemats for the pizza restaurant.A great pack of resources to create a colourful and stimulating role play area in your classroom or outside area.

By robbyn

Pirate Ship role play pack

Pirate Ship role play pack

A fun pack of resources for you to print out and use to create a role play area of a Pirate Ship.The pack includes:Large banner for your role play area ‘Pirate ship’Pirate masks in colour and black and whitePirate badgesMake a pirate hatMake an eye patchA dagger template to make your own pirate daggerPirate ship rule postersA collection of different beards, hats, eye patches and moustaches to make your own pirate masksVarious posters for the role play areaID cards for the piratesColour 'treasure'Black and white 'treasure'- great to collageShips log book cover and pages for the children to fill inMapsTreasure book cover and pages for the children to fill inPirate jobs check list

By robbyn

Theatre role play pack

Theatre role play pack

This pack can be used to set up a role play area of a theatre or a puppet show- a great pack to encourage speaking and listening! The puppet show posters etc would also be great to use alongside the 'Seaside' resource pack.Contents in the pack:Large letters that spell 'Theatre' and 'Puppet show' -these are not shown on the photo,Large colourful 'Theatre' and 'Puppet show' banners,Posters that the children can fill in showing the times the performances and shows start, what the performance will be and also who the puppeteers or actors in that days performance are,Templates to make simple masks, finger puppets, stick puppets, hand puppets etc,Posters showing the refreshments available, also large coloured pictures of drinks and popcorn,A coloured and a black and white 3D popcorn box to make- this can be filled with pretend 'popcorn' or left empty,Price posters and posters showing the seating places for the theatre,Booking forms and forms to order more refreshments- both are great for encouraging writing in the role play area,A5 cards showing the different things in the theatre and puppet theatre- each with word and picture- eg.ticket office, lights, puppets, costumes etc,Lots of different signs for your theatre such as 'NO SMOKING', toilet signs, emergency exit signs, dressing room signs, entrance and exit etc,Tickets which the children can pretend to sell for the puppet show and the theatre,A 3D ticket holder to make which can be made to hang around the sellers neck,Number for the seats in the theatre,Plus lots more!

By robbyn

Garden Centre role play- growing

Garden Centre role play- growing

The pack includes:A Garden Centre signA 'Welcome' posterA decorated clock to make with moveable clock handsOpen and closed signsOpening times postersA 'Pay here' posterDisplay words with photos and words of different gardening tools and equipmentLarge grass themed lettering spelling 'Garden Centre'Colourful number flowersA set of colour posters with flowers in pots of different colours and the colour names- these also look great in your gardening areaPrice labels to add to the price signsPhonemes from the Letters and Sounds scheme on leavesPosters to show step by step how to plant a seedPosters advertising sheds and greenhouses for sale to display in the Garden CentreVegetable seeds packetsFlower seed packetsFlower bulb packetsA colourful garden gnome alphabet lineA 'Grow your own vegetables' posterBanners to display in different areas of your Garden Centre- 'Vegetable Seeds', 'Flower Seeds', 'Gardening Tools' and 'Plants'Hats to make for the Garden Centre staff to wearLarge photo pictures of different garden tools and equipmentA poster to advertise Gift vouchersGift vouchersA Sunflower number lineBook labels- 'Order Book', 'Messages' and 'Stock Book'Posters for a Children's Gardening Club Writing resources:A blank poster for children to write special offers, messages etcBlank 'Special Offer' postersA Garden Design sheet with space to write a shopping list of things they need for their gardenA Gift Voucher card with space to write a messageA Garden Centre loyalty cardBadges to write their names onMake a seed packet and write the growing instructions on the backDecorated note paperDecorated telephone messages pagesA Garden Centre order formA decorated shopping listBlank price signs to write the prices of different items in the Garden CentreThe posters, signs and pictures will create a motivating and colourful role play area either inside your classroom or in your outside area which will encourage the children to further their vocabulary and language and encourage writing for different purposes.

By robbyn

Pet shop role play pack

Pet shop role play pack

A bumper pack with lots of forms, signs and pictures to set up a role play area of a Pet ShopThe pack is great for use in the EYFS and also within KS1 and 2 enabling you to print out the resources again and again. The resources would also be great for parents or child-minders to create their own role play area at home and for nurseries and playgroups.The pack includes:Large letters to spell 'Pet Shop' -each letter is decorated with small pictures of items for sale in the pet shop,A 'Pet Shop' banner with small pictures of animal accessories and food etc,Large colour pictures of the pets and pet accessories for sale such as dog collars, food bowls, animal tanks etc,Large black and white pictures of the pets and pet accessories for sale in the shop -great for art work or collage work,Posters decorated with small pictures of animal related items- open/ closed, opening times plus a blank opening times poster for you to fill in your own opening times,Posters advertising the pet accessories suggesting what you will need to buy for each pet and with special offers,Smaller posters for each pet with a list of accessories needed for that pet,Animal signs,Leaflets to print in colour or black and white with information about keeping that pet,Lots of forms to encourage writing such as order forms, telephone messages, animal cleaning tick list, animal feeding tick lists, jobs to do,A number line to 30 on paw prints,Posters advertising dog training sessions, dog groomers etc,Food packets to cut out and assemble and labels to stick onto tins and packets to make them into 'dog food' or 'cat food' etcThe posters, signs and pictures will create a motivating and colourful role play area either inside your classroom or in your outside area which will encourage the children to further their vocabulary and language and encourage writing for different purposes

By robbyn

Post Office role play

Post Office role play

Included in the pack are:A large (5 and a hlaf times A4!) post box to print out and put on the wall (or on a box and cut out the post slot),A 'Post Office sign',Posters for your post office such as 'Buy your tv licence here',TV licences, passports, tax disks etc for the children to fill in,Hats to make for the post master/mistress and post man/woman,A variety of stamps.plus lots more!

By robbyn

Space rocket role play pack

Space rocket role play pack

A fun pack of resources for you to print out and use to create a role play area of a Space rocket. This pack is also included in my bumper Space pack.The pack includes:· Large banner for your role play area· Astronaut masks in colour and black and white· Alien masks in colour and black and white· Posters- lots of posters for the role play area including warning signs, today’s captain, today’s astronauts etc.· Control panel pieces- lots of colourful parts of the rocket control panel- dials, signs, levers etc· Log book- a log book cover in colour and also in black and white and pages to use in the book for the children to record what they did and saw on the space trip· Space rocket checklist· Badges for the space crew to wear· ID badges for the space crew to fill in and use in their play· Alien stick puppets to make· Rocket fuel guage- a large guage to make and warning posters to display when they are low on fuel!

By robbyn

GCSE Drama WJEC- Unit 3 written exam revision booklet. Section A- Face

GCSE Drama WJEC- Unit 3 written exam revision booklet. Section A- Face

This revision booklet breaks down section A of the unit 3 written exam.Students can use the booklet to revise the play Face itself- plot/ characters/ practitioner- BrechtThey can then work through through each question which has the-CRITERIAMODEL EXAMPLESKEY WORDS/PHRASESMany practise questions for each question varying characters and scenesThey can use it to self and peer asses with an overall exam paper quiz at the end.

By d_ohara

Campsite role play pack- Outdoor play

Campsite role play pack- Outdoor play

A great pack full of posters, signs, flashcards, pictures and writing opportunities to set up a role play area of a Camp siteThe pack is great for use in the EYFS and also within KS1 and KS2 enabling you to print out the resources again and again.A great pack to incorporate in the outdoor play area and to include in a topic on Holidays.The pack includes:· A large colourful display banner· Large A4 size letters of ‘Campsite’ - a great alternative for the role play area· Large colour pictures of different things on a campsite such as tents, shop, water tap etc· Word and picture cards of different camping equipment· A4 posters with words of different camping equipment· A display border which can be used in your role play area and on notice boards in your campsite· A number line to 50 on red and green tents· An alphabet line on trees- great for your outside area· Signs for your campsite including toilets, showers, water tap etc· Posters for your campsite including ‘Keep dogs on leads’, ‘No fires’, ‘Please clear up your rubbish’ etc· Badges for the campsite staff to wear· Camping pitch numbers· Posters about things that are happening on the campsite, woodland walk signs, welcome posters, pitches available signs, picnic spot posters· Campsite rates postersWriting resources:· Booking forms· Telephone message sheets· A book cover for telephone booking and pages for the book· Jobs to do lists· Postcards to write· Inspection sheets for the campsite to check the toilets, rubbish on the site, who is on each pitch etc· A form to fill in naming who is camped in each pitch· Blank posters to add writing to· Four blank pages with camping themed borders which can be used in the role play area or as a writing activity· A kit check form to be used by the campers· Comments form for the campers to fill in after their stayThe posters, signs and pictures will create a motivating and colourful role play area either inside your classroom or in your outside area which will encourage the children to further their vocabulary and language and encourage writing for different purposes.

By robbyn

Opticians role play pack- Ourselves

Opticians role play pack- Ourselves

The pack includes:Large letters, each with small pictures of glasses, spelling the word 'Opticians'- great to give your opticians a bold shop name,A large sign saying 'Opticians' decorated with pictures of glasses,Posters for the Opticians with the opening times (also an opening times posters without the times written on for you to do choose your own opening hours), and open and closed signs,Label cards with pictures of different things in the opticians- glasses, sunglasses, optician etc,Lots of different forms to encourage writing in the role play area- customer details, details of check-ups, reminder forms, appointments etc,A4 and A3 posters for the children to give eye tests- with capital letters and lower case letters,Posters to display in your opticians- waiting room, which frame colour and shape would you like, try your glasses on here etc,A poster to fill in the name of the optician for that day,Hats to make for the optician and optician staff to wear and also a blank hat for you to design yourselfPlus lots more!

By robbyn

Where the Wild Things Are (Talk 4 Writing Oral Retelling) Story Map

Where the Wild Things Are (Talk 4 Writing Oral Retelling) Story Map

This is a hand-drawn story map for Where the Wild Things Are. I used this for oral retelling for Talk 4 Writing. I don't have the planning anymore, but we used this every day for a week before they completed their related independent activity. I think I read the story while the children followed along with the story map (the independent activity involved finding word types in the text), the next day we all told the story together (while the children can only see the story map), after that the children were given one section of the story in pairs to recite together, the children then retold the story together as a class (each section 'lead' by the children that had learned it the day before) and finally the children used the story map to write the story in their own words using the story map to guide them. I hope it's helpful! I used it with a Year 3 class but I think it could be useful for Y1-4.

By d62jmn

The Murder Resource Pack 1

The Murder Resource Pack 1

The Murder Resource Pack 1A collection of exciting murder mystery lessons and resources!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Romeo and Juliet Whole Play Workbook

Romeo and Juliet Whole Play Workbook

This is a Romeo and Juliet workbook that covers the whole play. It is great for initial teaching or for revision.It features:Assessment objectivesA sample question (not from SAMS paper)Spellings and vocabulary A few pages dedicated to plot (cloze test, table of contents for each scene and a comic strip) Gap fill for characters Summary of every scene with extracts, questions and tasks.

By scug

KS4 Drama GCSE prep term scheme of work

KS4 Drama GCSE prep term scheme of work

A skills self-assessment sheet based around the skills that students need for a GCSE Drama qualification. Students can complete the self assessment and then teachers can pick from the range of tasks to enhance the skills they think may be lacking the students. They can either differentiate different tasks for different students or, set all tasks to all students.

By mrsnataliehills

Frantic Assembly - Physical Theatre SoW PowerPoint and Assessment Sheets

Frantic Assembly - Physical Theatre SoW PowerPoint and Assessment Sheets

This PowerPoint, consisting of three 100 minute Performing Arts/Drama lessons, educates students about Frantic Assembly's unique physical style that combines movement, design, music and text. The SoW can be used with a high ability KS3 class or even introduced at KS4. Every slide incorporates clear learning objectives and outcomes that follow the new 1-9 grading criteria. This resource is highly differentiated, includes extension activities as well as formative and summative assessment opportunities.In addition to this package, you will receive a 'Performing Progress Tracker' where teachers can monitor and evidence student progress through summative assessment; and a 'Performing Self-Assessment Sheet' which enables students to reflect on their progress made.

By Beckyanne456

KS3 Drama Devising resources

KS3 Drama Devising resources

A useful set of resources for key stage three drama lessons about devising. Gives stimulus for students to get ideas from, an assessment rubric to assess as learning progresses and different check points to enhance students learning about key drama techniques and using them in the process. This has been built around a year 8 class.

By mrsnataliehills

Numbers to Know - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - '911'

Numbers to Know - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - '911'

‘Numbers to know’ is made up of (3) steps which teaches children aged 4-9 yrs. to make the special ‘911’ (Nine-One-One) call, if faced with an emergency. Sue Series curriculum-friendly printable files help to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making processes and reinforce lessons through repetition, revision and completing the easy-to-follow stages which help to develop a more confident, prepared and capable child. (78 pages)Step One – Story Time: When Sue's adventure has been read, children have listened to a story at their level which introduces them to the topic, helps them to become familiar with the lessons in the story, demonstrates and teaches them in a fun and simple way the basic steps to knowing how to recognise and deal with an emergency and that they really can be ‘BIG’. Children learn about the importance of knowing when and how to correctly use the numbers: 9-1-1 and how to be brave, smart and strong – like Sue in the story! Step Two – Teaching Guide: The corresponding Teaching Guide has preparation guidelines to follow so adults know and understand what they teach from the detailed information which helps to prepare children prior to completing the Practical Exercises and Play-acting. Included are instructions for the Practical Exercises and Play-acting which enable children to deal with emergencies, automatically and confidently. Follow the preparation guidelines and instructions to teach children and know what to do as you teach, then work through the exercises to reinforce what has already been taught. Use the Check List to check off each step a child should remember so you are certain that each child can correctly use the numbers: 9-1-1 (nine-one-one).Step Three – Learning Activities: The Learning Activities further reinforce what has been taught from the previous steps and help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who will help them; how to recognise a ‘nine’ and ‘one’; how many ‘nines’ and ‘ones’ they must press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and to remember the (3) important questions they need to answer to help them know whether to act.Select pages to meet different learning needs by choosing an area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn the roles of special people in our communities. Print, laminate and use as durable worksheets with wipe-able markers for a class or individual child, and as personalised Brave Smart and Strong Awards to present to those children, who successfully complete the three vital steps.Helping Little Kids be BIG - by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Say 'No' to Strangers - (UK) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Stranger Danger - Refers to '999'

Say 'No' to Strangers - (UK) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Stranger Danger - Refers to '999'

Teach children aged 4-9 years how to deal with ‘stranger danger’ in (3) easy-to-follow stages which helps them to develop into confident, prepared and capable kids. Print, laminate and use selected pages as story flashcards or durable worksheets with wipe-able markers for a class or individual child, (at school or home). Then present children with their very own personalised ‘Brave Smart and Strong’ Awards when they have successfully complete all three stages. (80 pages)Story Time: Sue’s adventure is told through rhyming couplets and colour illustrations which introduces children to the topic as they wait to see what happens next, when Sue is faced with ‘stranger danger’. Through Story Time children learn about the importance of being aware and the basic steps to recognise and deal with 'stranger danger' and get help, and about knowing where to go, what to do and say, and that they really can be ‘BIG’ – even though they are small! They also learn how a ‘stranger’ can appear out of no-where and quickly take control. Teaching Guide: Step-by-step preparation guidelines and information for parents, carers and teachers to follow and discuss with children, prior to completing the Practical Exercises and Check Lists. Children learn the meaning of words such as ‘danger’, 'intuition' and 'sense' so they are aware and understand and know the meaning of ‘feeling uncomfortable’ and why the power of saying ‘NO’ can help to avoid a threat from a 'stranger’ or child predator. They also learn the signs that someone is using tricks or threats to influence them and how there are special places they can go to and special people they can be with to stay safe. Instructions include crucial role-playing steps to use in regular drama lessons or safety drills which demonstrate to children what to say and what to do and helps them to remember the steps and build their inner strength – so they can take action and stay calm in a 'stranger danger' situation. Using the Check List included allows you to know if a child can really take action and understand what the child has been taught throughout the steps. Learning Activities: Curriculum friendly worksheets to help children know how to recognise ‘stranger danger’ and the steps to take and how to be brave, smart and strong so each step is embedded in their minds and proven to be perfected. These activities reinforce who they can be with and where they can go; what to say and not say to a ‘stranger’; what to do to get away from a 'stranger'; and who can help, if they are approached by a ‘stranger’. They also learn to recognise signs to look for in a child involved in a ‘stranger danger' situation, steps they need to take to help that child and about the affects of judgement, blame and secrecy. Helping Little Kids be BIG – by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries

Numbers to Know - (NZ) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - Refers to '111'

Numbers to Know - (NZ) - How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies - Refers to '111'

Teach young children how to make the special ‘111’ (One-One-One) call for help, confidently, if faced with an emergency, using a fun and simple (3)-step process. This curriculum-friendly printable file helps to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making process, and to reinforce the lessons taught throughout the set through repetition, revision and completing the easy-to-follow stages which help to develop a more confident, prepared and capable child – (78 pages).Step One – Story Time: When Sue's adventure has been read, children have listened to a story at their level which introduces them to the topic, helps them to become familiar with the lessons in the story, demonstrates and teaches them in a fun and simple way the basic steps to knowing how to recognise and deal with an emergency and that they really can be ‘BIG’. Children learn about the importance of knowing when and how to correctly use the numbers: 1-1-1 and how to be brave, smart and strong – like Sue in the story! Step Two – Teaching Guide: The corresponding Teaching Guide has preparation guidelines to follow so adults know and understand what they teach from the detailed information which helps to prepare children prior to completing the Practical Exercises and Play-acting. Included are instructions for the Practical Exercises and Play-acting which enable children to deal with emergencies, automatically and confidently. Follow the preparation guidelines and instructions to teach children and know what to do as you teach, then work through the exercises to reinforce what has already been taught. Use the Check List to check off each step a child should remember so you are certain that each child can correctly use the numbers: 1-1-1 (one-one-one). Step Three – Learning Activities: The Learning Activities further reinforce what has been taught from the previous steps and help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who will help them; how to recognise a ‘one’; how many ‘ones’ they must press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and to remember the (3) important questions they need to answer to help them know whether to act.Select pages to meet different learning needs by choosing an area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn the roles of special people in our communities. Print, laminate and use as durable worksheets with wipe-able markers for a class or individual child, and as personalised Brave Smart and Strong Awards to present to those children, who successfully complete the three vital steps.Helping Little Kids be BIG - by Teaching Children to be Brave, Smart and Strong!

By sueseries