Drama teaching resources: Practitioners

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Brecht Factsheet

Brecht Factsheet

A concise factsheet about the techniques used by theatre practitioner, Brecht. Can be used for all groups and qualifications. This is Handout 1 of a module on the practitioner that is available from my store.

By Darren1178

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

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

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

Exploring Brecht

Exploring Brecht

These are two lesson plans here which I've presented as a worksheet to hand out to students as well. Ideally focused towards students taking GCSE, they explore and explain two of Brecht's more difficult concepts to explain and understand,Distancing and Empathy. Both activities present them using material the students create themselves and allow the students to see the effect of the techniques on the audience for themselves. They are completely open to differentiation or to reframing to be about a particular social commentary or play text you are exploring with your class.

By keith_burt

Valentine's Day - 30 Drama Scenarios

Valentine's Day - 30 Drama Scenarios

30 fun and hilarious Valentine's Day drama scenarios with tips to help your students create quality performances! To make it easier for you to organize your students into groups, a number on the corner of each scenario card suggests how many can be in the group. It is recommended to give the students at least 15 minutes to rehearse and then select all/some groups to perform. Included are color and black & white. Students will love sharing their ideas and taking part in these unscripted, unexpected and hilarious scenarios. Enjoy and have fun celebrating Valentine’s Day with your class!

By InspireTeachers

Winter Time - 30 Drama Scenarios

Winter Time - 30 Drama Scenarios

This is a fun winter themed activity that can help develop leadership skills, team-building, confidence and creativity. These scenarios can be used during a formal drama lesson or a quick brain break which is essential for focus and learning.Included in this product are 30 colored and black and white drama scenarios to use during the Winter season. To make it easier for you to organize your students into groups, a number on the corner of each scenario card suggests how many can be in the group. You can add more or less if you like. Helpful hints on each scenario are included to help your students to create quality performances. You can give the same scenario to all of your groups or hand out individual ones to each group. It is recommended to give the students at least 10 minutes to rehearse and then select all/some groups to perform.

By InspireTeachers

Opening Lines Scene Starters - Get your Drama scenes off to a great start!

Opening Lines Scene Starters - Get your Drama scenes off to a great start!

Get your Drama scenes off to a great start with these fun 102 colored opening lines! They can be used during a formal Drama lesson or a brain break which is essential for focus and learning.Laminate, cut and place into a box or a hat. Get your students to pull out an opening line and give them a few minutes to plan before they improvise a scene to your class. Also included is a black and white copy.

By InspireTeachers

Year 9 'Little Sister' Scheme

Year 9 'Little Sister' Scheme

A fun and engaging scheme of six lessons intended to refine performance and reflection skills for Year 9 students. The scheme is based on Big Brother but is referred to as 'Little Sister'. There are opportunities for characterisation, physical theatre, improvisation, dramatic climax and montage in this scheme. This scheme is complete with all PowerPoints and resources. The lessons cover a terms worth of work (6 lessons minimum but it could easily be extended). Each lesson has a slide at the start, summarising the content of each lesson for teachers and students. Information and guidance on how to deliver the lesson is in the notes section of the PowerPoint, with guidance on how to use the resources in this pack also. There is also a milestone at the end of the SOL for 'testing' students work and progress.I hope your students have as much fun with this scheme of learning as my students have in the past.

By MissBWills

Depth and Understanding Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Depth and Understanding Accidental Death of an Anarchist

The aim of this resource is to understand the origins and backgrounds of the themes within Accidental Death of an Anarchist. I teach this along side reading the play so they get an idea of the depth of the text. It is aimed at teaching A Level Theatre Studies students looking at Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This could be taught for year 11. There is a heavy focus on the Pinelli scandal within this work.

By amythornton91

Any Day Fun - 42 Drama Scenarios

Any Day Fun - 42 Drama Scenarios

Have fun with these 42 colored and black & white drama scenarios to use on any day of the year. They can be used during a formal drama lesson or a brain break which is essential for focus and learning.To make it easier for you to organize your students into groups, a number on the corner of each scenario card suggests how many can be in the group. You can add more or less if you like. Helpful hints on each scenario are included to help your students to create quality performances. You can give the same scenario to all of your groups or hand out individual ones to each group. It is recommended to give the students at least 15 minutes to rehearse and then select all/some groups to perform.

By InspireTeachers

Back to School - 30 Getting to Know You Drama Scenarios

Back to School - 30 Getting to Know You Drama Scenarios

Get to know your students by having fun with these 30 back to school drama scenarios! Helpful hints on each scenario are included to help your students with ideas. Black and white scenarios are also included. How to use:Give each pair of students a scenario card. Students improvise and act out the scenario whilst at the same time they are getting to know each other. On each scenario card is either a yellow or orange crayon. Instruct your pairs to choose a color each, this will determine who reads out the scenario and acts out the main character. This will help with students taking turns. Pick a few groups to act out their skit to the class before rotating and acting out another scenario. 10/15 minutes is usually enough time spent on each scenario. Enjoy and have fun getting to know your class for the new school year!

By InspireTeachers

Mime Time - 48 Drama Scenarios

Mime Time - 48 Drama Scenarios

A mime in drama is creating the illusion of objects around you with the use of body language and facial expressions without the use of speech. These 48 scenarios can be used during a formal drama lesson or a quick brain break which is essential for focus and learning. To make it easier for you to organize your students into groups, a number on the corner of each scenario card recommends how many should be in the group. Helpful hints on each scenario are included to help your students create quality performances. It is recommended to give the students at least 15 minutes to rehearse and then select all/some groups to perform.To encourage audience participation, allow your class to guess what they think the scenario was about.Also included is a black and white copy.

By InspireTeachers

St Patrick's Day - 30 Drama Scenarios

St Patrick's Day - 30 Drama Scenarios

30 fun and hilarious St Patrick's Day drama scenarios with tips to help your students create quality performances. These can be used during a formal drama lesson or a quick brain break which is essential for focus and learning. You can give the same scenario to all of your groups or hand out individual ones to each group. To make it easier for you to organize your students into groups, a number on the corner of each scenario card suggests how many can be in the group. You can add more or less if you like. It is recommended to give the students at least 15 minutes to rehearse and then select all/some groups to perform. Included are color and black & white. Students will love to share their ideas and take part in these unscripted, unexpected and hilarious scenarios. Enjoy and have fun celebrating St Patrick's Day with your class!

By InspireTeachers

40 x Drama Starters Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

40 x Drama Starters Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

40 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Activities for each include at least one of Wordsearch, Crossword, Anagrams and Alphabet Brainstorm Analyser. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances

By mikedean

AQA Aspects of Comedy

AQA Aspects of Comedy

This collection of 18 fully resourced and differentiated lessons (including accompanying worksheets) is ideal preparation for A Level students working towards the Aspects of Comedy paper, with resources for Shakespeare's The Taming of The Shrew, Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest, the AQA Poetry Anthology and Austen's Emma.

By Lead_Practitioner

Drama Boardgame

Drama Boardgame

A A3 boardgame for students with key techniques and plays and drama language taught throughout KS3 and 4. Roll 2 dice and if it lands on 4 and 2 go along the bottom 4 and up 2 and the person has to talk about whatever the land on in as much detail as possible, this could be timed too. Adaptable to can change the images / words for your own.

By dominiquepoulter

Teaching GCSE Drama - Support Powerpoints

Teaching GCSE Drama - Support Powerpoints

A range of useful Powerpoints to support the teaching of GCSE Drama.Please check out my other resources, my TES Shop, and my web site:happycatrevision.weebly.comPlease make me a favourite resource – I am adding resources every week!Hope you find this useful - please give feedback if so!

By nigster7

KS3 Drama: 'Skellig' - Full Scheme (14 lessons) with all resources and powerpoints

KS3 Drama: 'Skellig' - Full Scheme (14 lessons) with all resources and powerpoints

This is a 14 lesson resource for teaching the play version of the novel 'Skellig' by David Almond. You will need a class set of this script to be able to teach this unit. All lessons have a detailed powerpoint, differentiated resources with AGT stretch and challenge. Lesson handouts and homework sheets are also provided. This lesson is suitable for Year 7 or 8 and serves as an excellent introduction to Physical theatre, surrealism, text-work and monologue. All resources are in word/ppt format, allowing for your amendments.

By corblimeyguvnor

Taming Of The Shrew

Taming Of The Shrew

AQA English Literature B Paper 1B Aspects Of Comedy The Taming Of The Shrew bundle (7x 1hr PP, differentiated tasks throughout).Complete 1 hour, well differentiated lessons, with worksheets where applicable.Suitable for KS5 or adaptable for KS4Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above.Many more inexpensive, high quality English resources are available at my shop: Lead Practitioner's Shop

By Lead_Practitioner

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Introduction to Drama/ Cautionary Tales/ Horror

Introduction to Drama/ Cautionary Tales/ Horror

This is an eight week scheme of work for Year 7 as an introduction to Drama. It starts with a lesson on Drama games and introduction on how to behave in the classroom it then leads into Cautionary Tales to explore building and creating a story and finishes on a couple of Horror lessons to teach students at genre. This will give them the skills necessary to take forward into future schemes of work. The lessons are suitable for you to be able to focus on building routines and improving skills to set you up for a successful start to their Drama career.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (a triangle puzzle)2.0

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (a triangle puzzle)2.0

In this co-operative review activity, students who have studied A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM match the texts on the edges of sixteen triangles to reconstitute the following quotes:Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye, seal me awhile from mine own company.Lord, what fools these mortals be!If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended, that you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear.The course of true love never did run smooth.Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity.Never harm, nor spell nor charm, come our lovely lady nigh.The best in this kind are but shadows, and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.Thus have I, Wall, my part dischargèd so. And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.Come, blade, my breast imbrue. And, farewell, friends. Thus Thisbe ends. Adieu.Hang off, thou cat, thou burr! Vile thing, let loose.In the temple, by and by, with us, these couples shall eternally be knit.The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.Never anything can be amiss when simpleness and duty tender it.We cannot fight for love, as men may do; we should be wooed and were not made to woo.When in that moment, so it came to pass, Titania waked and straightway loved an ass. Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye, seal me awhile from mine own company.Am not I Hermia? Are not you Lysander? I am as fair now as I was erewhile.

By Carlav

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Voice - Building a Character

Voice - Building a Character

A lesson on voice focusing on pitch, pace, tone, clarity, volume and accent. Can be used for KS3 and KS4. A good lesson for observations. Lots of assessment and literacy.

By What_Is_In_A_Name