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Idea 169: Soundscape Drama Technique for English

This is particularly useful for immersing pupils in a story and to help them consider all their senses when reading, rather than just focussing on what they see. Choose a scene from your book, then ask groups of pupils to … Continue reading

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Idea 168: Freeze and Pose Drama Technique for English

Another simple way to engage your pupils with a story or topic. Choose a specific scene from the book you are studying and have children think of a ‘freeze frame’ mime they could do to explain how they think a … Continue reading

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Idea 167: Conscience Alley Drama Technique

A drama technique I’ve been shown a few times in seminars, useful for sparking some ideas for creative writing. Choose a decision linked to the subject area you are teaching, for example ‘Should the Gruffalo have surgery to remove the … Continue reading

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Idea 166: ‘Make a Face’ Drama Technique for English

An easy way to engage pupils with a story. Ask pupils to think of a facial expression to match how a certain character would be feeling at a certain point in the story you are reading together, for example ‘How … Continue reading

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Idea 103: Teaching Food Chains With Some Drama

A nice, simple idea that went down surprisingly well. When teaching about food chains in Science, one student volunteered to be the Sun. Then another student pretended to be grass by lying down and then growing by wriggling their fingers … Continue reading

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