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Instant Lessons - English in Action - Book 1

Instant Lessons - English in Action - Book 1


 
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Resource Type: Secondary Teacher Resource Subject: Drama, English
School Level: Junior, Middle Secondary Years 7-10

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Product Code: 9781921015540

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The workshop activities in English in Action Book 1 provides stimulating opportunities for students to creatively, expressively and meaningfully devise a host of engaging scenarios, and then role-play or perform them.
 
Most of the activities involve a drama component that will enhance students’ confidence in communicating and develop their group work skills, as well as increase students’ creativity, self-awareness and personal development. Journal entry and other written reflection activities that follow the lesson outlines will help consolidate the content of units and can be used for homework or assessment.
 
Contents:
- Actionary - a fun, fast-paced mime activity.
- Commercial - analysing and creating advertisements.
- Lexical Sandwich - improvisations with a linguistic twist.
- Music as Stimulus - exploring the dramatic impact of music.
- Character Construction - studying and presenting different personalities.
- Disposition - using feelings to inject meaning and drama into dialogue.
- What a Weekend! - six characters and their wacky weekends.
- Snowball Situations - write a story and watch it grow.
- Scenario Creation - script events from a series of pictures.
- Monologues - exploring a character's perspective on an event.
- Building Stories - collaborative storytelling and performing.
- Script Starters - getting started with some script ideas.
- Scriptwriting Tips - tips for script, scenes, characters and more.
 

 

This two books series offers a range of practical and fun drama-based activities for students in Years 7-11. Particularly suitable for English and Drama classes, these stand-alone activities can be used in any order to suit your curriculum. They will provide stimulating opportunities for your students to devise a host of engaging scenarios, and then role-play or perform them.

 

Most of the activities in this series involve a Drama component. Drama-based activities in English classes enhance students’ creativity, self-awareness and personal development. They also build self-esteem, communication skills and group work skills. Each practical activity comes complete with full teacher notes and photocopiable activity pages – picture cards, word cards, and student journal sheets. Extension ideas are also offered to provide new challenges for advanced students.


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