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Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.

By koolkat123uk

Drama Reports Template

Drama Reports Template

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. Examples below:• 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.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Skills and Knowledge Checklist for KS3 Drama

Skills and Knowledge Checklist for KS3 Drama

Skills and Knowledge Checklist for KS3 Drama- Tick off when skill has been acquired. I film students as evidence each month too and correspond it to the skill as evidence. Once the skill has been met- date it, tick it off and share with the students. Every student has this booklet in my class. Excellent way of tracking progress and showing progress over time. *Students footage kept on drive that only staff can access. Secure and with parental consent.

By beans0508

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

Horror Story with PowerPoint with Sound Effects

Horror Story with PowerPoint with Sound Effects

This is a PowerPoint that has been timed to speak and to make noises in to add atmosphere and tension. An aid to show students how to build up suspense and tension. Attached is a story example that you can use with the PowerPoint however you can make your own as well. The PowerPoint is timed and is on a black slide to look as though it is off. Students will then be surprised and scared when the demon Red Eye appears suddenly "ready to get them."

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Cautionary Tale

Cautionary Tale

Ideal for a lesson for Year 7. This PowerPoint is an hour's lesson for students on Cautionary Tales. Usually I will introduce the activity by having sweets or a phone out. I will clearly warn the students not to eat them/take them and then have one student who I have already spoken to take the sweet. We will then role play the student having eaten a stale sweet or pretend it is wax and pretend to rush the student off to the school nurse. Students love this as a starter activity but this is optional.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

What Priestly didn't tell us in An Inspector Calls

What Priestly didn't tell us in An Inspector Calls

A great activity for GCSE students to help them consolidate their knowledge of the play.This activity encourages students to thoroughly explore characters and their behaviour . They also have to consider the language used by Priestley in presenting these characters.It encourages them to develop an insight into the mysterious Eva SmithSuitable for most abilities as you can ask students to work in pairs or groups , an able student may enjoy the challenge to work on their own. There are also 5 starter scripts to help students access the tasks.

By mudlobber

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An Inspector Calls Lessons

An Inspector Calls Lessons

A powerpoint used to work through the J.B Priestley play 'An Inspector Calls'.Readies students for their Literature GCSE exams.Prescripted reading sections and focus questions.Key themes and ideas to consider throughout.

By mp06

How to Show Character

How to Show Character

A PowerPoint slide showing students the different aspects they need to consider when creating and showing a character. This can be printed off or added to any slide. This can be used mainly for KS3 but can also be a reminder for GCSE students also. This will also provide support to LA students as it will give them key words and also gives them examples.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

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

Role on the Wall Template

Role on the Wall Template

A role on the wall template to help students develop their character. This sheet has two templates a plain one for HA and MA students and a differentiated, annotated template for LA students to help them achieve the same in depth answers as their peers.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Development of Character

Development of Character

A PowerPoint slide that has the key words of how to develop a character using the headings, what is see, what is heard, what is understood. Students can use it as a checklist when checking whether they have created their character fully. Mainly KS3 use.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Exit Ticket Cards

Exit Ticket Cards

Exit Ticket Cards that can be changed to suit the lesson. The six cards are colour co-ordinated. Two for LA, two for MA and two for HA students can pick which one they want to complete.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Year 8 How to Create a Character Lesson

Year 8 How to Create a Character Lesson

A lesson that can be used for any KS3 but works well with Year 8. The lesson focuses on building character and this is through stereotypes. The lesson objectives can be easily adapted to suit as can the grades or levels your school uses.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Role on the Wall Template

Role on the Wall Template

A template for development of character lessons. This has two templates, one blank for HA and MA students and another one with questions and prompts on to support LA students to give the same answers as LAs

By What_Is_In_A_Name

Building a Character - Objectives

Building a Character - Objectives

A lesson introducing students to Drama Objectives. A key skill to learn and an introduction into the practitioner Stanislavski for lower school students (Year 8 or Year 9). A good lesson for an observation.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

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

Edexcel AS Drama and Theatre Portfolio

Edexcel AS Drama and Theatre Portfolio

A Powerpoint presentation featuring the key statements for the new spec Edexcel AS Portfolio. Provides questions for each statement to focus pupils' thinking. Visual elements also included to encourage pupils to think about process and outcome.

By Laukins1

Ring Thingy (a radio play for the stage) - Junior High Drama Script

Ring Thingy (a radio play for the stage) - Junior High Drama Script

This original short play (approximately 20 minutes) is a parody of the popular Lord of the Rings books and films. It has 12 speaking parts and roles in sound effects, sound mixing and lighting. As the title suggests it is designed as a radio play in the style of the Goon Shows. This allows students to practice voice production, characterisation comedic timing and live performance without the need for learning lines or creating costumes or stage settings. It is suitable for use with Elective Drama classes (NSW BOSTES Syllabus) or the Drama component of Junior High School English. If you find this resource useful please complete a review.

By kellyocs

An Introduction to Shakespeare

An Introduction to Shakespeare

A collection of introductory lessons that will enable students to engage with Shakespeare and prepare them for studying his plays. The students will look at the playwright himself, the historical context, his use of language and his dramatic methods in order to help them equip them with the background knowledge that they need of the playwright.

By ellenxo

Romeo and Juliet SIK modern script

Romeo and Juliet SIK modern script

The entire play made accessible and fun for teenagers. This script keeps all the key quotes you will want to analyse whilst replacing the dull parts with fun dialogue. I designed this for a bottom set Year 8 who hated Shakespeare. Soon they were all volunteering to play the parts of the Montagues and Capulets. BENVOLIO: The Capulet servants started it,I split it up but then Tybalt started it all up again- he’s a psycho. LADY MONTAGUE: Where is Romeo? Have you seen him today?Right glad I am he was not at this fray.BENVOLIO: I’ve not seen him for a while. He’s been right miserable lately. MONTAGUE: Many a morning hath he been seen,With tears. He’s turning into a proper emo.BENVOLIO: My noble uncle, do you know the cause?Oh look, he’s here now so please you, step aside;I'll know his pain, or be much denied.

By SIKLessons

The Performing Arts Industry

The Performing Arts Industry

This unit of work looks at the job role of the actor in terms of what qualities are required, which other roles they work with in the industry, and the final piece of work would be the creation of a power point to educate aspiring actors. Students will also research other roles within the acting industry.This would ideally need to be delivered in an ICT room, but could be adapted for the classroom provided case studies of job roles could be provided. There is a unit of work that contains learning objectives, learning outcomes, homework, suggested activities as well as suggested open and closed questions. The unit of work contains six lesson plans.There is a project pack included which involves students exploring Theatre in Education, the purpose, the similarities and differences to theatre as well as the job roles within Theatre in Education. This forms a homework project that supports the unit of work.Some of the resources are included, but actor case studies would need to be printed for one lesson. For copyright reasons I am unable to include these.

By n_good77