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Instant Lessons - English in Action - Book 2

Instant Lessons - English in Action - Book 2


 
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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: 9781921015557

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The workshop activities in English in Action Book 2 provide 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:
  • Move it - a fun warm-up activity to get students moving
  • Envelopes - building characters from the envelopes they post
  • Pitch - developing a persuasive pitch to sell an idea
  • Ingredients - creating a scene from some key elements
  • Agendas - two characters with different motivations talk it out
  • Graft Poses - a spontaneous, fast-paced class activity
  • Opera Score - turning operatic duets into dramatic dialogue
  • Fractured Floor Plans - devising a scene around a present of series of actions
  • Flashcard Dialogue - incorporating words into improvised dialogue
  • Video Script - scripting original dialogue for a recorded scene
  • What's Cooking - reading non-verbal language
  • Verbal Instruction - relying only on words to get meaning across
  • Pivotal Items - throw an unexpected item into a scene and see what happens
  • Urgent Communications - getting a message across without words
  • Radio Play - sound as communication
  • Speedy Stories - spontaneous storytelling in pairs
  • Staging Tips
  • Performance Tips
  • Review a Performance (Template)

About this series:

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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