The Teaching of Drama in the Primary School

Author: Brian George Woolland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317895967
Format: PDF
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The importance of drama in primary school has been elevated in recent years, with many teachers continuing to make it high priority in their teaching. They recognise that it can enrich children's understanding of the world and motivate and encourage them in other curriculum work. This lively and readable book offers a blend of theory and practice based on the author's own considerable experience as a drama teacher. He provides numerous examples taken from work with children in schools, which will help teachers to prepare for drama sessions in the classroom. The book examines the role of drama as a subject in its own right as well as its role in delivering other aspects of the curriculum within primary education. It assumes no prior knowledge of teaching drama and will therefore be useful to trainee teachers and in-service teachers wanting to make use of drama in their daily teaching.

Teaching Primary Drama

Author: Brian Woolland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863518
Format: PDF, Docs
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Assuming no prior knowledge or experience of drama teaching, Brian Woolland’sTeaching Primary Drama offers a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of drama in the primary school, and focuses on current initiatives in primary education including the primary literacy strategy. The text is an invaluable resource for any teacher wishing to adopt a creative approach to teaching in their classroom. It offers guidance on different drama methods, and each practical idea translates to all areas of the curriculum. “[Teaching Primary Drama] is written in simple terms, uncluttered by references, is refreshingly straightforward and succinct and does not fall into the trap of making a complex subject sound complex; a trait of some texts which can push non-specialists away.”Amanda Kipling, London Drama Magazine, Summer 2010 issue.

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 9781447877325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Learning Through Drama' contains drama strategies and lesson plans for use with primary school children across the curriculum. The book provides guidance to teachers who have never taught drama before but are considering using it in a subject area such as science or history and offers new approaches to those familiar with common drama techniques (such as hot-seating and teacher in role). The book includes 36 drama strategies and over 250 cross-curricular activities, including practical ideas for inspiring speaking, listening and writing. 'This book is a beautifully laid-out, easy to use resource, full of imaginative and practical ideas to help learning become much more memorable and inspirational.' - Hilary Lewis (Drama Consultant). 'Even the well-practiced and creative drama teacher will find something in this book that serves as a refresher, reminder or quite simply a new idea... a must-have publication for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings.' - Teaching Drama magazine.

Teaching Drama

Author: Denver Casado
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781496093387
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are you a new drama teacher looking for help planning your first year? Or an experienced teacher in need of refreshing new ideas for your drama classes? Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook is a new resource with 16 ready-to-go lesson plans that will provide you with the tools you need to build your kids into incredible actors. Go beyond drama games. With this handbook you'll get: A semester's worth of cumulative lessons that will turn your kids into real-deal actors Notes on how to introduce basic acting concepts in a way kids will instantly understand Suggested activities for both "younger" and "older" kids How to transition between activities and from lesson to lesson Contemporary new games like a "Facebook Character Profile" Reflection and journaling exercises after every lesson. Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: What is Theatre? Students explore how theatre is the art of telling stories through live acting. Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and involve every member in a performance. Movement & Space. Students explore how pantomime and behavior can help tell a story. Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage. Objective & Tactics. Students will think about the "why" behind every action. Using Your Voice: Students will understand the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation. Listening/Reacting. Students will understand how listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor. Stage Directions and Blocking. Students will understand the "principles of blocking" and how to stage a scene without instruction. And much more...

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Author: Jessica Perich Carleton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004697
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introducing drama to the learning experience is guaranteed to enrich a child's development, and is an especially effective approach for children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders. This practical handbook offers teachers an array of simple and easy-to-implement theatrical techniques that will enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. The author demonstrates how dramatic play doesn't have to be restricted to drama lessons and can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings. 'The Little Red Hen', for example, covers themes that are relevant to literacy (rhyming and rhythm), maths (counting seeds), science (discussing farming), and art lessons (designing costumes). Step-by-step lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas, including warm ups, movement, songs and props. Handy tips throughout suggest ideas for developing the plays further and ways to adapt them according to the needs of the group. This book will be an essential and comprehensive guide for anyone interested in drama as an educational tool in inclusive or special needs settings.

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

Author: John Doona
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415681375
Format: PDF
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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.

Performing Science

Author: Ian Abrahams
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144116071X
Format: PDF
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Contains ready-to-use, tried-and-tested lesson plans for engaging students aged 11-16 in the sciences using drama and role play techniques.

How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher 2nd edition

Author: David Dunn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472946251
Format: PDF
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The 2nd edition of David Dunn's best-selling How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher, now updated to reflect changes in teaching initiatives and educational policy, including valuable new content on using technology in the primary classroom. This book features lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time. And the best news? This book tells you how to do it without spending lots more time planning, researching and preparing 'out of this world' lessons. There are dozens of starters and plenaries and useful websites, and the author's own website offers resources to save you even more time. A must for all primary school teachers who want to become outstanding, not just for the inspectors but for every child they teach.

Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre

Author: Martin Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415665299
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This revised and updated edition of Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre will be an essential text for anyone teaching drama in the modern classroom. It presents a model teachers can use to draw together different methodologies of drama and theatre studies, exemplified by a series of contemporary, exciting practical units. By re-appraising the different traditions and approaches to drama teaching in schools, it offers innovative, contemporary projects and lessons suitable for a wide range of teachers and learners. Divided into eight units with each one offering photocopiable resources and exploring a different theme, this book has been updated to reflect current trends in drama teaching and important themes in contemporary society such as: - Myths and urban folklore - Moral decisions - Asylum seekers - The transition from primary to secondary school - Conflict resolution and propaganda - Protest and resistance - Medieval plays - Transportation - Crime and punishment. Each unit provides ideas and lesson plans which can be used as they are or adapted to suit your own particular needs. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches - or is learning to teach - drama in secondary schools as well as those who work with young people in other drama settings"--

Teaching Drama 11 18

Author: Helen Nicholson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441168702
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drama teachers often thrive on shared experience and the imaginative exchange of ideas and perspectives. Yet books that provide such access are, strangely, hard to find. Teaching Drama 11-18 is an inspiring, comprehensive, and vibrant guide to effective and liberating practice in this subject.