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Beginning Drama 4-11

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Title: Beginning Drama 4-11
Author: Winston, Joe
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'As someone engaged in teacher education, I strongly recommend this book to all student teachers at primary level...and to practising teachers new to drama' - "Research in Drama Education". 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. Miles Tandy is an Adviser for Warwickshire Educational Development Service, working in the area of drama, literacy and primary curriculum development. Joe Winston is Associate Professor (Reader) in Drama and Theatre Education, University of Warwick, and a leading international writer, speaker and trainer in the field of primary drama.

Contents: Preface to the Third Edition Introduction Drama is playful Dramas use stories to explore issues of human significance In drama, the normal rules of time, place and identity are suspended Drama is a social activity and a communal art form Drama is driven by rules and conventions Dramas should not be boring 1. Beginning drama with games Games and how they relate to drama Games which involve movement in space Games for pairs and small groups Circle games Games which suggest stories Some strategies to help with organisation and control 2. Beginning drama with a story: The Forest Child 'Keeper of the Keys' (Year 1 upwards) Previewing the story (Reception upwards) Presenting the story (Reception upwards) Acting out the story (Year 1 upwards) Making a map of the story (Year 2 upwards) Creating the forest through sound (Year 3 upwards) Creating the forest through movement (Year 4 upwards) Showing the worst moment for the Forest Child (Year 2 upwards) Questioning the Hunter (Year 2 upwards) A meeting of the animals of the forest (Year 2 upwards) Revisiting the sounds of the forest (Year 3 upwards) How might this new story end? (Year 4 upwards) Planning a drama lesson: some basic considerations 3. Beginning drama in the early years Planning for imaginative play The drama lesson in the early years 4. Drama in the curriculum Example 1 - The 3 Pigs' Homes Points to consider Example 2 - The Terracotta Army Points to consider Example 3 - The Saxons and the Viking Raids Points to consider Example 4 - Building the Reservoir Points to consider Example 5 - The Siege of Troy Points to consider A framework for planning to teach drama Learning area Key questions Intended learning outcomes Starting point Outline of activity Further questions / activity Managing the pace and direction of the drama Moving the thinking on: teacher questioning in the drama lesson 5. Drama and literacy Example 1 -- The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Reception / Y1) Example 2 -- Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Year 2/3) Example 3 -- Arthur (Year 4) Example 4 -- Quetta (Year 5) Example 5 -- Romeo and Juliet (Year 6) 6. Drama, community and performance in the primary school Example 1: The Enchanter's Daughter (Year 6) Example 2: The Snow Queen (Year 2) Some guidelines for those new to running school drama productions 7. Progression, continuity and assessment in primary drama First principles of progression Progression and continuity in drama within the personal, social and moral curriculum Making, performing and responding Learning objectives specific to drama Policy and practice Publications referred to in this chapter Appendix 1 The Forest Child Appendix 2 A selection of drama conventions Bibliography Index

Author Biography: University of Warwick, UK Warwickshire Educational Development Service, UK

Publication date: 02/02/2001
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415475839
Publishing status: Active (web)
Beginning Drama 4-11