Drama introduction for year 8s

For students of 8th to 9th grade.

LESSON PLAN

Area of learning:
Arts
Title/Topic/Focus:
Drama
Class:
Year 8
Lesson Prepared by:
Brittany Lascelles (pre-service)

What are the students going to learn? Key Concepts /Specific Learning Outcome(s)
Improvisation
Warming up
Voice exercises
Feeling confident to express themselves

Preparation/booking checklist:  eg. Library, AV, computer room, gym
Ball from gym

Resources
Theatre sports games
List of games

Assessment/Feedback for the students: It is important to assess learning .You are responsible for students learning and for this you need to be accountable. This is necessary for planning subsequent lessons and to build on the student’s knowledge base.  How you do this can take many forms,  eg. Oral discussion, written feedback , observations etc.

Observation
Participation
Discussion



Lesson Outline 


Play a game to introduce the students and get to know their names.
Go around the circle, everyone rhymes their name with something else and do an action with it.
A couple of other games to get them warmed up
Fuzzy duck
Wink murder	Participate in the activity
	Explain about improvisation:
Accept offers
Beginning, middle, end
Physicality

Play short games:
Short story
Poem
One word at a time
Random Sound Story

Go into longer games:
Space jump
Expert double figures
	Take part in the activities
Listen to other students as they try the games

Find their own groups and practice on their own
	CONCLUDING THE LESSON

Conduct a group discussion
Recap on what they have learnt that lesson
Further information on what will happen next lesson