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Discovering Drama Silver: The Plucky Parrots

Primary 3 – 5

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 Silver: The Plucky Parrots

Level: Primary 3 – 5

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: The Animal Kingdom


    • Warm-Up: Getting to Know you
    • What Is Acting?
    • My Favourite Story
    • Watch a Children’s Play
    • Vocabulary: Animals
    • Skill: Body Movement
    • Game: I Am the King of the Jungle
    • Song: They’ll Be Flying Through the Forest

Unit 2: Rainforest


    • Warm-Up: If You’re Sad and You Know It
    • Vocabulary: Rainforest
    • Skill: Producing Sounds
    • Game: Sounds of the Rainforest
    • Song: They’ll Be Flying Through the Forest

Unit 3: Food


    • Warm-Up: Mimic the Leader
    • Vocabulary: Food
    • Chant: I’m Hungry!
    • Skill: Emotions – How Do You Feel?
    • Game: Emotion Orchestra
    • Song: A Hunting We Will Go
    • Debriefing

Unit 4: Hunting


    • Warm-Up: Fruit Salad
    • Vocabulary: Hunting
    • Skill: Mime
    • Game: Hunting Ground
    • Song: A Hunting We Will Go
    • Debriefing

Unit 5: Friends


    • Warm-Up: Pairs on Chairs
    • Vocabulary: Friendship
    • Game: Friendship Mirror
    • Skill: Improvisation Activities 1 & 2
    • Song: If You’re Sad and You Know It
    • Debriefing

Unit 6: Working Together


    • Warm-Up: Family Portrait
    • Short Story & Vocabulary: The 3 Little Monkeys
    • Script Practice and Casting
    • Song: If You’re Sad and You Know It

Unit 7: Props and Preparation 1


    • Warm-Up Game: Blob
    • Stage Areas
    • Set Design
      – Props List
      – Stage Plan
      – Costumes Design

Unit 8: Props and Preparation 2


    • Warm-Up: Walk the Walk
    • Practice: A Hunting We Will Go
    • Preparation: Props
    • Practice: Lines
    • Practice: They’ll Be Flying Through the Forest

Unit 9: Rehearsal


    • Warm-Up: Sound Effects
    • Game: Body Sculpture
    • Rehearsal
    • Discussion

Unit 10: Performance


    • Warm-Up: Get Into Character
    • Rehearsal
    • Pre-Performance Warm-Up
    • Performance