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DRAMA BASED INTRO TO GOTHIC LITERATURE
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DRAMA BASED INTRO TO GOTHIC LITERATURE

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This is a set of activities for introducing Gothic Literature to Drama students for contextual understanding of what the genre is. It has been designed for IGCSE Drama teachers preparing their students to study Dracula / Frankenstein / Jekyll & Hyde. To get the slides as a ppt, please go to www.the-understudy.org
DRACULA
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DRACULA

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract from Dracula by Liz Lochhead. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the novel and the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers The next bundle (available 16 Sept) will be the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle (published 23 Sept) will include exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. Available at www.the-understudy.org
Like Doves We Rise
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Like Doves We Rise

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Sample teaching slides for Like Doves We Rise by Yaël Farber fro IGCSE Drama Pre-release 2021-2. For the rest of the slides go to www.the-understudy.org
JEKYLL & HYDE
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JEKYLL & HYDE

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract for Jekyll & Hyde by Evan Placey. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the novel and the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers The next bundle (available 16 Sept) will be the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle (published 23 Sept) will include exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. Available at www.the-understudy.org
Mary Shelley by Helen Edmundson
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Mary Shelley by Helen Edmundson

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These are the first in a set of bundles we plan to releases on this years Cambridge iGCSE Drama pre-release. We are a new company, creating drama resources to support the crazy and busy lives of drama teachers. We’re giving away our first resources for free for testing out in class and if you like what you see, hopefully you will come back and buy the whole bundle. This will include 8-10 units of practical and written work in the style of these examples (but in editable slide form - these are in PDF) plus revisions slides, mock exam questions with rubrics, and the crucial example answer slides… The dates and details for publishing are in the PDF. We hope you love them; please let us know what you want to see more of if you plan to buy the bundle.
The Watsons by Laura Wade
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The Watsons by Laura Wade

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These are the first in a set of bundles we plan to releases on this years Cambridge iGCSE Drama pre-release. We are a new company, creating drama resources to support the crazy and busy lives of drama teachers. We’re giving away our first resources for free for testing out in class and if you like what you see, hopefully you will come back and buy the whole bundle. This will include 8-10 units of practical and written work in the style of these examples (but in editable slide form - these are in PDF) plus revisions slides, mock exam questions with rubrics, and the crucial example answer slides… The dates and details for publishing are in the PDF. We hope you love them; please let us know what you want to see more of if you plan to buy the bundle.
HOME (DEVISING UNIT)
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HOME (DEVISING UNIT)

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HOME This is a free sample of one lesson with slides from the beautifully designed scheme of learning, ‘Home’. The scheme teaches students skills of devising while working on exploring the concept of home: what home means to them; leaving home/changing homes; refugees and forced migration. The focus on moving around the world is particularly suited to international schools or schools with a diverse community and encourages a sense of global citizenship. Likely most suitable for upper KS3 / middle school or early I/GCSE, it uses a range of stimuli, including poetry, videos, soundscapes and the students’ own experiences. The full pack is a full scheme of work for 6-9 lessons*, with detailed (editable) guidance for the teacher, accompanied by over 50 beautifully designed slides (also editable if you want to adapt them for your context) and with music suggestions and soundscapes built into the slides where appropriate. Each lesson includes a register question; a short provocation for discussion; a warm-up activity; a main practical activity; and a reflective exercise. To purchase the full pack, please go to www.the-understudy.org *6 lessons + class devised piece or group assessed task for 2-3 lessons 6 full lessons Over 50 beautiful slides Music links + soundscapes built in End of unit project / assessment
Who? Me! (Devising Unit based on Cultural Identity)
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Who? Me! (Devising Unit based on Cultural Identity)

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WHO? ME! This is a free sample from the full pack available at www.the-understudy.org This beautifully designed scheme of work teaches students skills of devising while working on exploring the concept of their own identity - where they have come from and who they want to be. The focus on celebrating diversity and difference while finding community with each other is particularly suited to international schools or schools with a diverse community and encourages a sense of global citizenship. Likely most suitable for younger secondary students - perhaps the first term of Year 7, it uses a range of stimuli, including poetry, videos, and stories to inspire carefully crafted work. The full scheme of work is available at www.the-understudy.org and is 6-9 lessons*, with detailed (editable) guidance for the teacher, accompanied by over 50 beautifully designed slides (also editable if you want to adapt them for your context) and with music suggestions built into the slides where appropriate. Each lesson includes a register question; a short provocation for discussion; a warm-up activity; a main practical activity; and a reflective exercise. *6 lessons + class devised piece or group assessed task for 2-3 lessons The full pack includes: 6 full lessons Over 50 beautiful slides Music links + soundscapes built in End of unit project / assessment
FATHER RETURNS (KIKUCHI KAN)
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FATHER RETURNS (KIKUCHI KAN)

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract for Father Returns by Kikuchi Kan. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract (this is one) Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers Bundle 2 is the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle includes exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. To purchase these packs, please go to www.the-understudy.org/shop
FRANKENSTEIN
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FRANKENSTEIN

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract from Frankenstein by Nick Dear. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the novel and the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers The next bundle (available 16 Sept) will be the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle (published 23 Sept) will include exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. Available at www.the-understudy.org
TWILIGHT CRANE (KINOSHITA JUNJI)
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TWILIGHT CRANE (KINOSHITA JUNJI)

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract for Twilight Crane by Kinoshita Junji. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract (this is one) Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers Bundle 2 is the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle includes exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. To purchase the full packs, please go to www.the-understudy.org/shop
ADAM & EVE UNIT 1
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ADAM & EVE UNIT 1

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This is a free PDF for teaching the first section of Adam & Eve for CIE Drama IGCSE Prerelease 2021-2. Further resources / editable slides can be downloaded at www.the-understudy.org/bulgakov
MADAME ZOYKA UNIT 1
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MADAME ZOYKA UNIT 1

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This is a free PDF for teaching the first section of Madame Zoyka for CIE Drama IGCSE Prerelease 2021-2. Further resources / editable slides can be downloaded at www.the-understudy.org/bulgakov
A MONSTER CALLS
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A MONSTER CALLS

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This is a sample of our full Scheme of Learning / Unit of Work designed for teaching the play, A Monster Calls, (based on the novel by Patrick Ness; devised by Sally Cookson and company) to a Key Stage 3 / Middle School aged class. There are nine lessons, including reading and discussion questions; a practical warm-up; a main learning activity; and sharing/feedback guidance. There are also two options for a final assessment. Each lesson is accompanied by beautifully designed slides to inspire your students and help you lead the lessons. The Scheme of Learning and the slides can be edited by you to adapt to your particular context or they can simply be used as they are.  For the full scheme, go to https://www.the-understudy.org/amonstercalls
KOPITIAM (KUO PAO KUN)
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KOPITIAM (KUO PAO KUN)

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This is a sample of our resources for teaching the IGCSE Drama Pre-release extract for Kopitiam by Kuo Pao Kun. Each bundle is a set of beautifully designed (editable) slides filled with practical activities to bring the play to life, followed by design tasks and written tasks that will help you help your students to approach the play from all angles: as a director, designer, and performer (from a practical and written perspective). There are sample answers for the writing tasks so your students can learn from good practice. You also receive student slides for each pack so that design and written tasks can be done outside the practical space; are recorded for revision; and can easily be submitted to you or a peer for marking via your digital platform at school. This year we have added a student workbook as well, if you prefer to have printouts for students to handwrite their answers. The first bundle includes: Pre-reading activities and advice for setting up your scripts for success Context slides for understanding the world of the play Three teaching units for teaching the first half of the extract (this is one) Student Slides for students to record their work Student booklet if you prefer a printout for handwritten answers Bundle 2 is the remaining four units for this extract. The final bundle includes exam prep, revision tasks, and mock exams with mark schemes. All our packs are editable so you can adapt for your students and context. To purchase the full packs, please go to www.the-understudy.org/shop