- Introduction to Drama Performance and warm up.
- Teacher models practical drama activities and elements and students engage and follow (Students have prior experience role playing).
- Students are Making in Drama by ‘playing, acting, directing, comparing and contrasting, refining, interpreting, scripting, practising, rehearsing, presenting and performing’ (ACARA 2016; Arts Edge 2015). Students utilise movement, body language and verbal communication to explore roles, ideas, language, situations, characters and relationships and structure drama to contrast, juxtapose, symbolise, and explore forms (ACARA 2016).
- Students respond in Drama as audience members allowing them to listen, enjoy, analyse and reflect others and own drama performances (ACARA 2016).
- In groups students develop storyboard and add dialogue from the picture book and their own creative inputs (prior knowledge of storyboards already established).
- Students in groups act out the main parts of the drama performance against their storyboard giving each group a chance to be in audience and respond.
- Class discussion of storyboards with each group presenting changes to story or added elements. Class votes on changes and changes integrated into a final storyboard developed by the students and vetted by teachers for appropriate changes.
- Groups get split up with roles assigned to all students for acting, dancing, instrument playing and leadership roles.
- Groups rehearse their roles and continue developing the artwork for the stage.
- Full practice performance with all elements with teacher feedback and critique.
- Full performance for assembly of completed elements for a dramatic performance of visual art, music, dance and drama bringing all the elements together from the previous lessons.
- Students learn drama concepts by making and responding as audiences, through characters and action, including warmups, movement, dialogue, storyboard, scenes.
How will children work?
Children will work in groups with individual roles assigned for drama parts and positions.
How many lessons?
7 x 60 minutes