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Blood Brothers - Russell's Dramatic Devices!

Blood Brothers - Russell's Dramatic Devices!

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations regarding Willy Russell’s use of dramatic devices throughout Blood Brothers. In particular, students define eight advanced dramatic techniques used by writers, identify these in selected extracts from the play, and analyse their effectiveness. They then apply their new understanding to their own dramatic scene. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Defining and exemplifying each of the dramatic devices; Reading and comprehending extracts from the play, identifying and analysing Russell’s use of dramatic devices throughout; Understanding the writer’s intentions and the anticipated audience reactions through some of the dramatic devices; Creating revision cards demonstrating full understanding of the dramatic devices: definitions, examples, effects; Applying their understanding of dramatic devices to their own imaginative and emotional playscript scenes; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Appropriate extracts from the play; Dramatic devices cards for the card-sorting activity; Templates for creating the revision cards; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
TandLGuru
Pet Care Assembly for Key Stage I

Pet Care Assembly for Key Stage I

Pet Care Assembly for Key Stage I This script is a totally moveable feast! The cast consists of Narrator (Class Teacher) plus 30 pets - the number and type of pets can, of course, be changed to match any class requirement. Although it is full of humorous moments, the message behind it is a serious one - that of taking the business of pet care itself seriously. The length of this performance is around 10 - 15 minutes *plus - allowing for ‘parade’ and ‘additions’ from children themselves i.e. information about their particular pets. It could potentially be double this length depending on how much additional information and suggested poetry is included. Great fun. Would love to see this performed! Sample Text: Narrator: You see, pets do take a lot of looking after. They are a big responsibility! (Pauses) What do you think is the most important part of looking after a pet? Child 4: Making it happy? Narrator: Correct! Child 5: And healthy! Narrator: Well done! So, you have to do a lot of homework before you even choose a pet. Child 6: Sounds like being at school! Child 7: Having a pet is meant to be fun! Narrator: But it’s no fun for your pet if it’s not looked after properly. Take that Great Dane, for example. (‘Great Dane’ stands up) Child 8: He’d take a lot of feeding! Narrator: Correct! Big dogs like big meals! But that’s not all! Child 9: He’ll need a lot of exercise! Child 10: Long walks! Narrator: Two or three times a day! He won’t want to be left inside by himself all day! (Great Dane shakes his head in agreement and sits down) Narrator: Animals have needs, just like us! And we need to respect their needs! Maybe someone could share with us, how they look after their pet? Child 11: I have two guinea pigs called Bill and Ben! Narrator: Two guinea pigs? Child 11: Yes, they like company! Narrator: And where do you keep them? Child 11: In a hutch with a nice grassy run. They also have cardboard boxes and pipes to hide in if they get frightened.
suesplays
#lionopera educational resources

#lionopera educational resources

It is a huge pleasure to invite schools to participate in the second stage of the #lionopera project. Olsen Verlag is partnering with four organisations to bring even more value to schools through this project. The Born Free Foundation, The Donkey Sanctuary and LionAid have collaborated with us to produce these teaching resources about animals, lions, donkeys and humans which tie in with Key Stage 2 science curriculum, so pupils can learn more about these wonderful animals who play a central role in the operas but who face such terrible threats today. With arts education coming under increasing pressure, we need to find imaginative new ways of giving youngsters high quality musical and theatrical experiences, which is why we are so delighted to offer this opportunity to schools free of charge. The resource files here are offered in pdf format to decrease their size, but a Powerpoint version of the main presentations is available on request. LO1; What are animals for? An exploration of why animals exist and their use by humans as pets, working animals and farmed animals, in comparison to the needs of wild animals and the pressures they are under. LO2; Lions, donkeys and humans A visual comparison of lions, donkeys and humans; their needs, body systems, senses and emotions. The resource files are; #lionopera brochure; explaining about about the lionopera and how to get involved LO1; What are animals for ? Classroom presentation LO1; What are animals for ? Teacher Resource LO1; What are animals for ? Student Resources LO2; Lions, donkeys and humans Classroom presentation LO2; Lions, donkeys and humans Teacher Resource
TheDonkeySanctuary
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
6 KS2 CLASS ASSEMBLIES

6 KS2 CLASS ASSEMBLIES

6 GREAT KS2 CLASS ASSEMBLIES! ALL TRIED AND TESTED … INCLUDING: DILEMMAS THE PLAGUE + GREAT FIRE IRON MAN TEETH AND HEALTHY EATING 7 CONTINENTS FANTASTIC MR FOX
Lresources4teachers
Year 9 Shakespeare Villains unit

Year 9 Shakespeare Villains unit

This was initially designed for a competence based curriculum and for year 9s. The scheme of work uses a lot of the RSC active approaches to exploring the use of villains in a variety of plays. The final assessment was to create the prequel or sequel to one of the plays with a focus on the villain. This of course can be adapted to focus on an analytical aspect. There are links to youtube and also you will need to use the RSC teacher packs for some resources as this is what I mainly use when preparing and planning. The lessons were for 2 hours and therefore you may need to cut and change where a lesson starts and ends to suit your school.
shakeycsuk
Paper Bag Princess (Drama SOW)

Paper Bag Princess (Drama SOW)

This unit of work is about the Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. The SOW includes five practical lessons and one written lesson. The work explores the tale of the Paper Bag Princess and encourages students to add their own ideas to the story. The unit includes a practical and written assessment. Starters and plenaries are provided. This unit of work would work for either primary or secondary children but is more suited for 11-14year olds. I do not own any text, images or quotes included in the presentation
lydia_millar13
*BUNDLE* 5 CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

*BUNDLE* 5 CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

5 GREAT SETS OF CHRISTMAS RESOURCES 2 SETS OF STORY RESOURCES TIMES TABLES RESOURCES TO USE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF WINTER CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES AND CHRISTMAS POST OFFICE ROLE PLAY AND RESOURCES
hayleyhill