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Discovering Drama Gold: The Little Prince

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: The Little Prince

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: Introduction to Drama


    • Warm-up: Getting to know each other
    • What is drama?
    • Quiz night: What do you already know?
    • Video sharing: How actors play their characters
    • Descriptions and characteristics of people

Unit 2: Acting Skill: Emotions


    • Group discussion: Emotions
    • Quiz night: How do you feel?
    • Game: Acting and guessing
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ plot: Scene 1

Unit 3: Acting Skill: Miming


    • Revision: Features of a script
    • What makes a well-written script?
    • Practice: Miming daily activities
    • Game: Escape from the maze!
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ script: Scenes 1-2

Unit 4: Acting Skill: Expressions


    • Revision: Describing characters
    • Group discussion: What makes a well-written script?
    • Game: What’s that expression?
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ script: Scenes 3-4

Unit 5: Integrated Practice: Global Travels


    • Situation questions on a cruise ship (emotions)
    • Problem solving to get to shore (miming)
    • Reacting to problems to get back home (expressions)
    • ‘The Little Prince’ practice run: Scenes 1-4

Unit 6: The Little Prince’ Practice 1


    • Warm-up: Memorisation skills
    • Speaking exercise: Tongue twister
    • Group discussion: Emotions, miming and expressions
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ script: Scene 5-6

Unit 7: The Little Prince’ Practice 2


    • Situation questions: How do you act?
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ script: Scenes 7-8
    • Game: Describe yourself
    • ‘The Little Prince’ practice run: Scenes 5-6

Unit 8: The Little Prince’ Practice 3


    • ‘The Little Prince’ practice run: Scenes 7-8
    • Game: Jobs that use chairs (miming)
    • Reading ‘The Little Prince’ script: Scenes 9-10

Unit 9: ‘The Little Prince’ Practice 4


    • Challenge: Build your kingdom
    • ‘The Little Prince’ practice run: Scenes 9-10
    • Game: Memorisation skills
    • Casting preparation
    • Group discussion: Emotions, miming and expressions

Unit 10: Performance


    • Challenge: Run a town
    • ‘The Little Prince’ final preparation
    • Game: Memorisation skills
    • ‘The Little Prince’ performance
    • Reflection