Secondary drama teaching resources

Resources and ideas for drama, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

No Bullying in Our School Drama Circle and Activity IB PYP

No Bullying in Our School Drama Circle and Activity IB PYP

Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is all about bullying and how best to deal with it and prevent it from happening and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. This a great prerequisite to taking action too. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are more wordy and better to use with higher level readers. I usually review the card with those kids who struggle with reading prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.comEnjoy! ~ Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

AQA English Lit: Tackling the Othello Extract Exam Question

AQA English Lit: Tackling the Othello Extract Exam Question

The document is a helpful guide to stretch and challenge students, with a fail-safe acronym to help weaker students guarantee a C grade in the exam. The four-letter acronym reminds students to engage with the structure, form, setting, stage directions, language, context, characterisation and tragedy of Othello. Tried and tested against AQA's Othello AS and A2 extract question with all students in class getting a grade C or higher!

By couldhavebeenking

Journey's End Booklet

Journey's End Booklet

Over thirty sides of Journey's End resources! The booklet guides students through the entire play, asking questions that cover the events, the literary devices and characterisation. The questions are differentiated, allowing students to stretch and challenge themselves based on their answers. It is interactive, with some questions asking for letters to be written, artwork, personal interpretations and reflections.The booklet concludes with essay questions, essay writing tips and techniques on how to write a strong answer! A great resource which the students enjoy and engage with.

By couldhavebeenking

Act 2, Scene 3 - Othello close reading assessment and exemplar paragraphs.

Act 2, Scene 3 - Othello close reading assessment and exemplar paragraphs.

An extract assessment, containing part of Act 2, Scene 3, with the AQA AS question above. Students are to read and analyse the extract before attempting to pick out points and construct and paragraph or essay answering the question. (The choice is yours!) After writing their own paragraph, students can read through three exemplar paragraphs. The three paragraphs are well written and answer the question in different ways, but all focus on the same quotes. It is an exercise to help them identify the AQA Assessment Objectives. It contains questions to help them extract useful information.This task does require students to have a brief understanding of the Assessment Objectives. I recommend printing this resource on A3 paper.

By couldhavebeenking

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega Bundle

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega Bundle

Fiction and Non-Fiction Mega BundleAbsolute MUST have bundle pack of premium fiction and non-fiction resources.Outstanding value!Many, many lessons. £33.50 worth of resources for just £6.99. A giveaway! Hours and hours of time saved!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Dance - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Animated Bunnies!

Dance - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Animated Bunnies!

This Easter quiz is professionally designed for Dance teachers. It is suitable for students at KS4 (based around GCSE terminology) and KS3. Easy differentiation can be achieved by changing team sizes.It features 30 questions divided into five rounds. Half of the questions are subject specific, the other half refer to Easter trivia and Easter related general-knowledge.All slides are fully animated to be engaging and fun: some of the questions are even asked by adorable animated rabbits! The download includes the answer sheet and constitutes a zero-prep lesson; ideal for end of term classes and unwinding at the end of term!We are aiming to produce the finest Easter quizzes available on TES: if you like this product and feel that it deserves one, leave a positive review and email us (godwin86@gmail.com) and we will email you a FREE RESOURCE*!* [Any one of our 'Philosophy Boxes' programs, which you can view here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?q=godwin86%20PHILOSOPHY%20BOXES&pricing=paid&sortBy=lowestPrice]just email us the one you want and your TES username so that we can read your review :) ]

By godwin86

Drama - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Performing Arts Theatre

Drama - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Performing Arts Theatre

This Easter quiz is professionally designed for Drama teachers. It is suitable for students at KS4 (based around GCSE terminology) and KS3. Easy differentiation can be achieved by changing team sizes.It features 30 questions divided into five rounds. Half of the questions are subject specific, the other half refer to Easter trivia and Easter related general-knowledge.All slides are fully animated to be engaging and fun: some of the questions are even asked by adorable animated rabbits! The download includes the answer sheet and constitutes a zero-prep lesson; ideal for end of term classes and unwinding at the end of term!We are aiming to produce the finest Easter quizzes available on TES: if you like this product and feel that it deserves one, leave a positive review and email us (godwin86@gmail.com) and we will email you a FREE RESOURCE*!* [Any one of our 'Philosophy Boxes' programs, which you can view here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?q=godwin86%20PHILOSOPHY%20BOXES&pricing=paid&sortBy=lowestPrice]just email us the one you want and your TES username so that we can read your review :) ]

By godwin86

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Pages

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Pages

A fun and educational colouring activity pack, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Can be used as an individual colouring activity during wet break, as a reward, or as part of group work or games where students have to use the character within their story, space or monster setting To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer: * Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8 * Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest

By sarah277

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Page (Creature 5)

Monsters and Aliens Colouring Page (Creature 5)

A fun and educational colouring activity, ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Can be used as an individual colouring activity during wet break, as a reward, or as part of group work or games where students have to use the character within their story, space or monster settingTo follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Descriptive and Creative Writing Double Pack 2

Descriptive and Creative Writing Double Pack 2

Descriptive and Creative Double Pack 2A fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* Descriptions of Paradise* The Island Creative Diary WritingAlso included free quiz pack!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent ValueA fun and engaging triple pack of complete poetry lessons.Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Sandman* Poetic TermsFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

All You Need is Love Drama Circle Activity

All You Need is Love Drama Circle Activity

Drama and Valentines! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. The language within this activity focuses on the IB attitudes and the Learner Profile traits, thus reinforcing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the IB’s academic vocabulary. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work.This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. The theme is around an original story about tolerance and acceptance, with humour added.Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming.There are 24 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. I have also included additional blank cards for your own use. The drama cards can be used for 3rd-7th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. Cards marked with a star have less text and therefore can be used with more struggling readers. The concept of drama circles is a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of the IB language. It works well as a refresher of the trans-disciplinary skills prior to the Exhibition also.You can find more ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

Interview Video 'A video about a teachers classroom practice'.

Interview Video 'A video about a teachers classroom practice'.

This is a professionally made 5 minute video made about classroom practice and an educational philosophy.This a great example for any teacher applying for a job and wanting to try something a little different to catch an employers eye. Especially useful for teachers wanting to go abroad. Thi. It has images and videos of classroom practice, displays, theory of learning and interviews. The video is too large to upload so I have put a secure Dropbox link in to a word document.Enjoy and good luck with your creative approach to getting recruited!!!

By conortrg1

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

Spelling Quiz bundle

Spelling Quiz bundle

This bundle comprises three resources:one of the popular spelling, punctuation and grammar quizzes, a resource about the peculiar phrases found in idioms and proverbs of the English language and another resource about tricky spellings which contain silent or unexpected letters.This resource should prove useful when revising spelling strategies in particular.Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

Live Theatre Evaluation Crib Sheet Template

Live Theatre Evaluation Crib Sheet Template

This resource is designed for use on the new spec Edexcel AS/A Level in Drama and Theatre (from 2016). It is a template for a crib sheet for pupils to ensure that they have addressed all of the relevant criteria before they then add notes to the form provided in Appendix 2 of the specification. There is space for notes on six memorable scenes from the live performance they have seen. If pupils want to include sketches, these can be done in draft separately as I have not provided space for this on the template. Please note that this resource is not affiliated with or endorsed by Edexcel.

By Laukins1

Revision template for Polly Stenham's 'That Face'

Revision template for Polly Stenham's 'That Face'

This template provides a scene breakdown for Polly Stenham's 'That Face' which pupils can fill in as a revision exercise. It is designed for the new spec Edexcel AS/A Level in Drama and Theatre (2016 onwards), in particular, Component 2 section 2 (Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text). The scenes and settings are laid out in a table and character names noted. Pupils then need to provide a scene summary and make notes for both the Performance and Design questions of the exam. I have created a mnemonic for the Performance question which encourages pupils to break down their explanation into the 5 key areas: Voice, Imagination, Feelings, Intellect and Body.

By Laukins1

Katherine Johnson: Scientist(The "Computer Who Wore Skirts")Biographical Play

Katherine Johnson: Scientist(The "Computer Who Wore Skirts")Biographical Play

Learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and mathematician, who played a very important role with NASA’s early space missions with this biographical play. The movie Hidden Figures highlights the role of NASA's "computers" such as Katherine Johnson and their contributions. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of Reader's Theater Scripts, there are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section,a Teacher page with extensions/links and key. A great STEM biography!Additional Resources on this Topic You May Find of Interest:1. Learn about the history of space with this informative web quest.There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities:Space: A Webquest/Extension Activities2. Learn about Astronaut John Glenn's historic flight to become the first American to Orbit the Earth. Years later, he would also become the oldest American to go on the Space Shuttle! This biographical web quest also contains several questions about the early days of space exploration. There are several extension activities and the key: John Glenn, A WebquestOther plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush and more.My website for teachers: http://www.gailhennessey.com has geography activities,short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.

By gailhennessey

End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is around the end of the school year and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are less wordy and better to use with struggling readers or ELL kids. I usually review the card with those kids prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

Proverbs and idiomatic phrases

Proverbs and idiomatic phrases

Turn over a new leaf and get to the bottom of some well known proverbs and idiomatic phrases, Students will enjoy matching the sayings to their meanings and even acting out such phrases as "Donald Trump doesn't sit on the fence" or "I wouldn't be seen dead wearing pink".This resource will be useful in those times when you want to have fun with the English language and demonstrate how peculiar some of our sayings really are...Suitable for ages 10+

By jlimb

Our Day Out SoW

Our Day Out SoW

A Pp.t which guides you through twelve lessons (at least) with a variety of activities to teach Willy Russell's play 'Our Day Out', plus an assessment question at the end.

By pip_knowles

Back to School Drama Circle Making Friends.

Back to School Drama Circle Making Friends.

This drama activity was designed for my 5th graders as a fun back to school activity and ice breaker as we get to know one another; seeing old friends again and establishing new friendships. It is also a great review of the speaking and listening strands and the Learner Profile and IB Attitudes. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is around the new school year , what it takes to form friendships and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. Lots of laughter with this IB PYP set. Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are less wordy and better to use with struggling readers or ELL kids. I usually review the card with those kids prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com~ Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

The Taming of the Shrew and Genre

The Taming of the Shrew and Genre

A lesson made for AQA English Literature B students studying The Taming Of The Shrew that focuses on genre and provides students with chances to reflect on the secondary sources provided and improve their understanding of AO3, 4 and 5. Easily adapted, complete with well differentiated tasks and worksheets

By Lead_Practitioner

Drama Script

Drama Script

This light-hearted drama script is a fantasy / comedy hybrid. It was written collaboratively by a group of students aged 16 and above, whom all have Autism or Asperger's syndrome. The play is based loosely on 'Alice in Wonderland', and the students researched, wrote and performed in the play. I am extremely proud of them - they have decided they would like to sell this resource on TES, and any money they make can go towards an outing of their choice.

By Hunterthemagnificent

AQA Drama (new spec) Component 2 Devising Drama

AQA Drama (new spec) Component 2 Devising Drama

A unit of work (at least 6 lessons' worth) using the issue of binge drinking/ alcohol to introduce pupils to devising drama skills for component 2. Pupils will respond to a stimulus and develop their use of still image, choral speaking/ sound collage, monologue, abstract drama v's naturalism, mime, circle of relationships. There is also written work within these lessons where pupils learn about the devising log coursework before writing their own piece based on a portion of this unit of work. There is also a planning sheet and a model devising log (written by myself) to use as an example to analyse and model the process.

By helen27mac