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Discovering Drama Gold: Captivating Cindy

Primary 4 – 6

10 (Suggested)

1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: Discovering Drama Gold: Captivating Cindy

Level: Primary 4 – 6

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

The aim of this course is to use drama to introduce students to different life skills structured around the activities that are part of children’s development. With the use of drama we hope to build children’s confidence in using English as a medium, as well as to encourage group interaction to develop communication and social skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to perform a play with confidence and take home with them a memorable experience.

Features

This course comprises of three main elements: drama skills, teamwork and vocabulary building. Drama skills such as improvisation, miming, voice projection and articulation are taught through games and activities that require teamwork and interaction. Short songs are introduced at the end of each lesson to build students’ vocabulary and increase their interest in learning English.

Outline

Unit 1: Actions


    • Warm-up: Motion name game
    • Lesson: Drama
    • Game: What am I doing?
    • Game: Toilet paper
    • Story: Captivating Cindy part 1
    • Vocabulary: Reach for the stars
    • Game: Animal walk

Unit 2: Emotions


    • Warm-up: Hello, hello, how are you?
    • Game: Find your partner
    • Lesson: Expressing emotions through sounds
    • Lesson: Expressing emotions using facial expressions, tone of voice and gestures
    • Game: Bucket of water
    • Vocabulary: Pass the bag!
    • Story: Captivating Cindy Part 2

Unit 3: Instructions


    • Warm-up: The jumping song
    • Game: Mirror, mirror
    • Story: Captivating Cindy Part 3
    • Song: Star light star bright
    • Improvisation: We’re going on a treasure hunt
    • Game: Captivating Cindy!
    • Vocabulary: The grand national vocabulary game

Unit 4: Wishes


    • Warm-up: Mimic the leader
    • Chant: Wishing poem
    • Writing: My wishes poem
    • Game: Household chores game
    • Story: Captivating Cindy part 4
    • Game: Group shape
    • Vocabulary: Smack!

Unit 5: Captivating Cindy


    • Warm-up: Star light star bright
    • Dance practice
    • Story: Captivating Cindy part 5
    • Writing: Alternative ending
    • Game: Slow motion emotion
    • Vocabulary: Charades

Unit 6: Role Play I


    • Review: Captivating Cindy
    • Summary of script
    • Game: Mime and guess
    • Game: Strike a pose!
    • Script reading: Scene 1
    • Vocabulary: Whispers

Unit 7: Role Play II


    • Warm-up: Zip Zap Zop
    • Script reading: Scene 2 and 3 – Catch, speak and throw
    • Script reading: Scene 4 to 6 – Predict the lines
    • Practice: The final dance

Unit 8: Rehearsal I


    • Warm-up: Splat!
    • Vocabulary review: Hot seat
    • Casting and props
    • Script reading

Unit 9: Rehearsal II


    • Warm-up: Pass the sound
    • Vocabulary review: World grid
    • Rehearsal and props

Unit 10: Final Rehearsal and Performance