Drama Teaching Tips

by Apr 16, 2018

A selection of articles on drama teaching. These can be filtered using the blue buttons.

12 Tips for Learning Lines

Learning lines for plays or speeches is not always easy - here are twelve tips to help!
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3D Living Pictures

Bring pictures to life through freeze frames, thought tracking and improvisation.
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Anti-Bullying Drama Unit

Using drama to explore bullying issues, giving pupils the opportunity to try out anti-bullying strategies.
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Books on Drama for Language Teaching and Learning

Recommended books on teaching and learning language through drama games and activities.
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Bringing Fairy Tales to Life through Drama

Ways to develop fairy and folk tales into rehearsed performances, improvisations, tableaux and oral storytelling.
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Commedia dell’arte Drama Unit

Commedia dell’arte began in the marketplaces of 16th-century Europe as improvised theatre which was rude, funny and satirical.
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Dorothy Heathcote – Pioneer of Educational Drama

The ethos of drama in education today owes an enormous debt to the inspiration of one woman - Dorothy Heathcote
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Drama Across the Curriculum

Drama strategies can be used as everyday teaching tools for a wide range of subjects. (Extract from 'Learning Through Drama
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Drama for Language Teaching

Drama is an effective way of helping students to learn languages including English as a Foreign Language (EFL), as it uses
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Drama For Writing

Drama can provide children with a meaningful purpose for writing. (Extract from 'Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years').
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Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

14 easy to use drama games and activities suitable for a range of ages and language levels.
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Imaginarium

An amusing and completely unpredictable way to quickly develop a scene
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Keeping Control in the Drama Lesson

Classroom Management for Drama Lessons The challenge of managing the classroom during drama could be why some teachers are reluctant
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Key Stage 1 Drama Lesson Ideas

A dozen fabulous ideas and helpful books for teaching drama at key stage one.
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Key Stage 2 Drama Lesson Ideas

Ten brilliant ideas and worthwhile books for teaching drama at key stage two.
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Language Lessons through Drama

When I uploaded my first online Drama course I breathed a sweet sigh of relief - after all, it had
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Music for Drama Workshops

A playlist of music for drama workshops, rehearsal or performance, including warm-ups, movement pieces and atmospherics.
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Plays for Children

In this interview Alison Chaplin talks to David Farmer about her plays for children and how she got into writing
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Seven Levels of Tension

An approach to acting that enables performers to explore different levels of tension.
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Shortened Shakespeare

Recommended shortened versions of Shakespeare playscripts for children and young people to perform.
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Story Books for Drama Teaching

Stories can provide the launch pad for a one-off drama session or several weeks of work. Drama strategies can be drawn
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Teaching Literacy Through Drama

Drama is a close ally in the development of literacy, especially speaking and listening.
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The King’s Sentence – an original story

Lesson plan and original story for KS2 exploring non-verbal communication through gesture and sign language.
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The Musicians of Bremen Script

Sparkling short play script of the Brothers Grimm tale for KS2 performance.
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The Tiger Child Drama Unit

A range of drama and storytelling activities based on a traditional Indian folk-tale for KS1 and reception.
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Three Courses on Teaching Primary Drama

We now offer three one-day courses about drama teaching with primary students (5-11 years). Under the guidance of drama expert
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Top 5 Books for Teaching Shakespeare to Children and Young People

These days Shakespeare can be taught to children and young people in very exciting and active ways - and there
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Whoosh! Bringing Stories Alive through Drama

An interactive technique in which participants become characters and objects in a story as it is told.
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Why Teach Drama to Primary School Children?

Children's natural tendency towards make-believe play can be utilised at school through structured play and drama.
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