This scheme of work introduces students to Commedia dell’arte through a range of activities.
The 6x100 minute lessons cover:
Intro to Commedia
Developing Commedia Characters
Setting up an assessed performance
assessing a performance
This SoW was designed for non-specialist teachers to teach and offers lots of explanation and support.
Additionally, I have included the drama log that we used alongside.
An 11x 100 minute SoW exploring Frankenstein through a range of dramatic techniques and styles. This unit was designed to introduce and support the teaching of Frankenstein in KS4 English, giving students a creative and engaging way into this dense text.
When planned, we had non specialists teaching drama and this SoW was supposed to be pretty self explanatory.
I wrote this comprehensive SoW for non-drama specialists to teach. It introduces students to a range of dramatic devices such as physical theatre, tableaux, soundscapesn and stock characters.
The unit consists of 6x 100 minute lessons however this can easily be adapted to suit 50/60 minute lessons.
Additionally, I have included a copy of the drama log that students were encouraged to fill in as a plenary. This includes a copy of the drama rules (based on RESPECT) and a glossary that they would complete throughout the year.
This 6x100 minute lesson SoW explores villains through a range of dramatic techniques such as role on the wall, use of voice and stage combat. The unit ends with a performance and then a written evaluation,for which there is a scaffolding resource. All resources required are at the end of the SoW.
This unit of work was written with non-specialists in mind therefore it offers explanation and guidance.
I have also included the drama log that we used alongside the SoW for students to record and reflect on their learning in.