Basic Drama Skills

Basic Drama Skills

Basic Drama Skills (ages 11-12)

This unit of work introduces students to the key structural skills and forms that are necessary to undertake Drama effectively. It develops them across the key stage and equips them for GSCE Drama. They will also develop their ability to perform group work, independent learning and creative writing as well as their ability to evaluate their own work and that of others.

 


This scheme of work contains 6 drama lesson plans.

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Mime. Introduces the basic skills needed to perform drama using the activities ‘Leader of the Orchestra’ and ‘King of Silence’.
  • Lesson 2: Creating The Perfect Frozen Picture. How to interpret key moments in a story using the tale of ‘The Old Family Coach’.
  • Lesson 3: Stereotypes And Creating A Character. Physical and vocal character development using the ‘The Old Ford Escort Song’.
  • Lesson 4: Creating A Basic Split Scene. Devising split-scene routines and listening skills through the activity ‘Shopping Lists’.
  • Lesson 5: Teacher In Role and Pupil In Role. Develop improvisation, questioning and answering skills with the activity ‘Cops and Robbers’.
  • Lesson 6: Assessment Lesson. Understanding mood and atmosphere, with groups devising and performing a soundscape to the class.

Supporting Materials include

  • Shopping Lists
  • The Old Family Coach
  • The Old Ford Escort Song
  • Cover lesson handout

Additional resources are included in the Appendices

  • Basic Drama Skills Sheet
  • Marking policy
  • Baseline Assessment Sheet
  • End of Unit Assessment Form

The document is supplied as a PDF file, readable on most computers.


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