Drama for Life
What is Drama? <ul><li>For a minute think about... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What drama means for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Drama is.... <ul><li>Being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Drama is essent...
Drama Activities <ul><li>Songs, rhymes and chants </li></ul><ul><li>Making puppets  </li></ul><ul><li>Mıming </li></ul><ul...
Why Use Drama Activities <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar activities </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Different Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Language Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Language in context </li></...
Miming <ul><li>Who am I? (Phillips, p. 14) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mime a typical action of a character </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Role plays and Improvisation <ul><li>Children assume a role and act out a situation </li></ul><ul><li>Using whatever langu...
Complim. Whispering To communicate Restaurant About love Couple Letter Frantically To obtain information Office E-mail Ben...
Context and the Classroom... <ul><li>A person does what she does in real life for a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>In the class...
Characterization <ul><li>Who are the characters? </li></ul><ul><li>Any background information? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are...
Some Sample Activities <ul><li>The All-Purpose Sock  </li></ul><ul><li>Potato Figures  </li></ul><ul><li>At a Restaurant (...
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Using Drama

  1. 1. Drama for Life
  2. 2. What is Drama? <ul><li>For a minute think about... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What drama means for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how you use it in the classroom </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Drama is.... <ul><li>Being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Drama is essentially the simulation of real-life and the ‘re-recreating’ of reality.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(D ougill , 1987, P. 59) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Drama Activities <ul><li>Songs, rhymes and chants </li></ul><ul><li>Making puppets </li></ul><ul><li>Mıming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roleplays and improvisation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Use Drama Activities <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar activities </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Group Dynamics </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Different Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Language Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Language in context </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular content </li></ul><ul><li>The pace of a lesson </li></ul>
  7. 7. Miming <ul><li>Who am I? (Phillips, p. 14) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mime a typical action of a character </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statues (Phillips, p. 15) </li></ul><ul><li>Guess the situation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Role plays and Improvisation <ul><li>Children assume a role and act out a situation </li></ul><ul><li>Using whatever language they have </li></ul><ul><li>Roles: characters children recognize from their everyday lives (doctor and patient) </li></ul><ul><li>Or fantasy characters (princess and dragon) (Phillips, 1999) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Complim. Whispering To communicate Restaurant About love Couple Letter Frantically To obtain information Office E-mail Bena Trying hear specific train times; relaxed To get information Train station Train announ. Tourist Reading headlines; Slouched To get information; because curious Bench A newspaper Elderly lady How? Why? Where? What? Who?
  10. 10. Context and the Classroom... <ul><li>A person does what she does in real life for a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>In the classroom, learners do a task because the teacher wants them to. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorry....it doesn’t work like that in real life </li></ul>
  11. 11. Characterization <ul><li>Who are the characters? </li></ul><ul><li>Any background information? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What is happening? (Is there a conflict?) </li></ul><ul><li>How are they feeling? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the situation resolved? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some Sample Activities <ul><li>The All-Purpose Sock </li></ul><ul><li>Potato Figures </li></ul><ul><li>At a Restaurant (Phillips, p. 117) </li></ul>www.yolyordam.com

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