Drama and Traditional Story for the Early Years

Author: Francis Prendiville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136286691
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a book that looks at how drama has its basis in good early years practice. Most early years practitioners are doing some drama and are edging towards more structured work - this text will help them go further by building their own skills. Using tried and tested example dramas based on traditional stories, the authors show how clearly dramas are constructed. They move from the simple use if TiR (Teacher in Role) to more complex, full dramas, using traditional stories including Little Bo Peep, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Humpty Dumpty, The Pied Piper, The Billy Goats Gruff and Hansel and Gretel. Drama in the early years covers a number of key areas where drama is of particular importance for this age group including: * drama in the National Curriculum * how drama can help your teaching of the Literacy Hour * personal and social education and citizenship * drama and special needs * assessment * recording and progression * developing a school policy for drama.

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

Author: John Doona
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415681375
Format: PDF, Docs
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A year of drama – ready to use schemes at your fingertips. 25 topical schemes of work 100+ drama lessons 'This book really will offer some new and exciting ideas for teachers to teach. Even teachers who enjoy their job often complain that they become stale after teaching the same things every year. They look for new ideas that will reignite their enthusiasm. I think this book could offer some sparks' Jo Howells, English Advisor, Warwickshire Educational Development Service Looking to engage, enthral and educate your pupils in timely and topical drama- based activities? In need of dynamic and inventive cross-curricular exercises for single lessons, extended units or school assemblies? From the September blues of change, through Great Fires, Guy Fawkes, Antarctic penguins, Rainbow Fish and Chinese Walls to Mandela’s mighty day, this book offers a fascinating array of lives to be lived and journey’s to be made. Drama Lessons for the Primary School Yearwill enable teachers to develop their expertise and confidence in order to create active and imaginative schemes of drama for the classroom. It offers a programme of ready-to-run workshops linked to specific dates in the calendar and specific themes into which teachers can readily dip on a regular basis. The first section uncovers the author’s own creative processes in generating drama experience and offers it to the reader in a set of simple, practical steps. The rest of the book is a wide-ranging compendium of schemes of work attached to specific calendar dates throughout the school year. These detailed drama lesson plans can be run as ‘one-off’ workshops or can be used by teachers as a basis for creating their own drama-led curriculum experiences. The book offers a practical structure to support these new creative planning tasks. This indispensable resource is for all Primary teachers looking for inspiration in developing effective drama sessions, exploring kinaesthetic learning, and developing creative cross-curricular approaches to their teaching.

Teaching Across the Early Years 3 7

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134576633
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical and accessible book explores ways of developing continuity and coherence in children's learning from three to seven years old. It is based around three case studies in which tutors on Initial Teacher Training courses worked with early years practitioners in three different pre-school settings, each linked to a primary school. The book describes how they successfully managed to plan and teach integrated themes across the age-range in the context of the requirements of the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Each case study has a different focus: * science, design and technology *' the arts' - including an ICT strand * 'the humanities' - including a physical education strand English and mathematics dimensions run through each theme.The book is alive with discussion of children's art, language, drama and music, captured as field notes, writing, drawing, and as video tape. Each chapter concludes with suggestions of ways in which readers can develop the ideas in their own contexts. This book will be invaluable reading for students on Early Years courses, Early Years practitioners, and tutors and mentors in early childhood education.

Starting Drama Teaching

Author: Michael Fleming
Publisher: Calendar Islands Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This work is about the theory and practice of drama teaching in primary and secondary schools. It is aimed particularly at students and teachers who are new to drama, but it should also appeal to those with more experience, who wish to broaden and update their range.

The Little Book of Drama from Stories

Author: Judith Harries
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408145618
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This Little Book provides practitioners with ideas for developing young children's drama skills using links to 36 classic children's stories, popular picture books, traditional tales and stories from around the world. Each featured story has a warm up activity followed by a variety of different activities linked to the story using drama strategies such as mime, freeze frames, hot seating, rolling theatre and improvisation."--Cover, p. [4].

Beginning Drama 4 11 Third Edition

Author: Joe Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135246491
Format: PDF, Docs
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This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama. It offers step-by-step guidance to help teachers and children grow in confidence in their use of drama, and shows clearly how drama can contribute to work in English, and learning across the curriculum, as well as to the broader cultural life of the school. The authors have an international profile and this third edition builds on the work's reputation of as one of the most accessible texts on primary drama available.