As part of the Cambridge IGCSE Drama syllabus (0411) students have to learn and perform a 3 - 5 minute monologue. Here, I have created a small booklet which has 5 examples of male monologues and 5 female, a summary of the assessment criteria used for this component and some links to monologue websites and performances to watch.
Hope you find it useful.
This is a series of 6 tasks that look at being / living as an independent person - mainly focused upon having responsibilities, knowing how to feed yourself (weekly shopping) and budgeting.
Task 1: Weekly Food Diary
Task 2: Weekly / Monthly Food Planner
Task 3: Weekly / Monthly Budget
Task 4: Preparing for University (physically and mentally)
Task 4.2: Living Independently
Task 5: Cooking for Myself
These tasks can be used as one-off lessons, or as a series of lessons to build up their confidence in (as I like to call it) “Adulting”.
For the Cambridge IGCSE Drama syllabus (0411) students are required to devise a small group piece of drama (coursework component) that lasts no longer than 15 minutes (regardless of the group size - 2 - 7 persons). It is up to the teacher to provide appropriate sources of stimuli for the groups to respond to (and the stimuli can not be the same as the pre-release paper). I have created a booklet that will help them create their final devised piece, including a summary of the assessment criteria, a choice of three stimuli (a picture, a quote and song lyrics in this case, but you could change them according to your groups needs). Then there are notes on various dramatic devices, structure and form, what needs to be in their devised piece and performance advice.
Hope this is useful! :-)
This is a short PowerPoint that explores the origins of Contemporary Dance. It gives some basic information regarding Martha Graham and Rudolf Laban, and then links to videos on Youtube. Then there is a research task at the end. This can be used for GCSE / BTEC Level 2 / Level 3 or A Level Dance.
This is a dance scheme of work using the theme of Pirates. It uses the themes of “water”, explores the shape of the ship, the characters on board, pirate activities, sword fighting and performance skills. There are detailed lesson plans with worksheets for reflective practice. There are suggestions for music and diagrams to help with staging whole class sections. When I did this, we were 1:1 Chromebooks, so students created an online blog to write a diary of their creative progress, but with could be done with a physical booklet instead.
This scheme of work could possibly be used for Years 5, 6, 7 and 8, depending upon the student maturity, or where they are in the year.
This script explores the issue of bullying. I originally wrote it for Year 8, but it could be used for late in Year 7 or early in Year 9. There isn’t a series of lesson plans attached to it yet, or scheme of work, but I am planning to create one soon. Hopefully it is fairly self explanatory. Please use it as you wish. There are scenes that are scripted and some that your learners should devise themselves , with guide lines as to what should be in the scene, sometimes more or less prescriptive.
This script was originally written for Drama lessons, as I could not find a script that really hit the things I wanted them to explore, at the right level. However, it could also be used and the issues explored in PSHE or another context (perhaps a project).
Please use it to use in lessons, or as a school performance, but please do quote me as having written it.
Hope you find it good / useful / interesting.
Please remember that some of the scenes may hit some difficult situations and be reflective of learner’s own experiences. It is important to support them as they explore the scenes and situations.
This is for that time of year when you need a practical group exam for Years 7 - 9. It is like a IGCSE Pre-release paper (for the devising element) with four different stimuli for groups to choose from (pictorial, poem, title and music choices), the grading levels with descriptions and a written evaluation sheet for their reflection.
The video link at the top of the sheet is a link to a video on YouTube that the student watch and then fill in the information. This can be done in lesson, or as a home learning task. Noemie Lafrance is a great influence and example of Site Specific Dance and works well for BTEC Dance.
This is a scheme of work for Dance. It uses Picasso’s iconic art piece “Guernica” as it’s stimulus. I have previously used it for Year 8 Dance, but I suppose you could use it for Year 9, or an early piece for Year 10. This resource includes lesson plans, and worksheets that can be put together for a booklet. Obviously you can put your own schools logo on the front page, etc.
So this is useful when you have small group performances and you want the rest of the class who are watching to reflect upon what they have watched. It gives them an opportunity (without too much depth) to make some observations and then reflect with a more open question. Ticks the AFL boxes and use of Drama vocabulary.
This is a really basic, but quite helpful information source that shows a diagram and a picture of what different stage spaces are and how they are used. End On, In The Round, Thrust, Traverse and Promenade are all shown. A really good exercise to go with this is to get small groups to demonstrate when you call out different stage types, and they have to arrange their chairs and themselves in a few seconds.
This is a Live Theatre Review task that requires students to watch an online full length play - one of a selection - and then answer questions in full sentences to build up an 800 - 1200 word essay.
It is divided into five sections, with approximately 4 / 5 questions for each section. 10 marks available for each section (about 5 marks per paragraph), so a total of 50 marks available for the entire essay.
This is for a mid range to high level learner, probably Year 10 Drama student.
Please review it if you use it.
This is a Year 7 Introduction to Drama 7 - 8 lesson scheme of work, with basic outline of what each lesson does (there are no specific lesson plans, but outlines of activities) that covers Tableau, Thought Tap, Mime, Narrator, Action, Speech and the key skills used with each of these devices / techniques.
The 7SOW1 Resources is a basic lesson support resource pack with peer assessment opportunities, definitions and title cards. It’s very basic, so if you want to download it and jazz them up, be my guest.
Hope these are helpful.