By John Goodwin
Utilizing rules and actions already attempted and proven within the lecture room, this booklet exhibits practitioners how ingenious drama classes and actions can be utilized to aid motivate and enhance kid's writing, talking and listening abilities. excellent for the person that will not be used to best drama-based actions, this publication takes a step-by step procedure that may aid even the main daunted instructor take on drama with self assurance. additionally integrated are: " rules for compatible writing and drama actions; " recommendation on lesson making plans; " checklist of worthy assets; " examples of kid's paintings and lecturers' reviews. classification academics, instructing assistants, literacy experts and drama and English co-ordinators trying to find functional, enjoyable drama actions to aid literacy will locate all of the support they wish during this ebook.
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QXD 21/3/06 ✎ 5:14 pm Page 13 Written work 1 Add phrases and words to the dream pictures. 2 Create a small group still image of one moment in the dream. 3 Select words and phrases you’ve written down. Speaking them slowly and dramatically bring your image to life in a slow motion movement. Use repetition of words as you move slowly. QXD 21/3/06 5:14 pm Page 14 FORUM THEATRE A situation is enacted by children assigned the established roles as the rest of the class watches. At any point and with the teacher mediating, the observers can stop the action to discuss different approaches, new developments or take time out to advise those taking the roles.
They then turn inwards and speak the contrasting thoughts of the old man who lives in the house. ✎ Written work The class are working on writing a suspense story and use this activity as a basis. After exploring the drama they write: 1 The opening 2 The development of the story 3 A gripping conclusion The writing is based on Ros Wilson’s guidance of resolution and ending (see pages 55–57). QXD 21/3/06 5:14 pm Page 38 STILL IMAGE Using the body to create a frozen picture. Children work individually, in groups or as a whole class.
If you’ve rehearsed them carefully and feel sufficiently confident you could perform them to the rest of the class. QXD 21/3/06 5:14 pm Page 44 TRIALS The classroom becomes a courtroom. A fictional character, historical figure or an organisation is put on trial by the class. Roles such as jury members, judge, witnesses, defence and prosecution counsels may be allocated as required. Verdicts will be decided and appropriate punishment agreed upon, for those found guilty. Example Traditional Tales: ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ Literacy Links – Year 3 T2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, S2, S3 Term 2 Objectives: PSHE/Citizenship Links: KS2 2b, f, k Activities After reading the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ the class consider if the wolf is guilty of plotting to eat grandma and Little Red Riding Hood.