A few weeks ago I put a poll on Twitter asking a simple question. Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama? I asked this question because it seems to be a divisive issue that people feel passionate about for varying reasons. Reasons range from books being an important part of Key Stage 3 for recording students responses or feedback to books having no … Continue reading Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama?
Start by looking through the assessment criteria and looking at the type of language that it is using to describe the differences between the different bands. Continue reading Improving Written Work
I think starting the students off with a basic understanding of how to write a compound sentence that will communicate to the reader not only what they did, but how and why is a great point from which to work with. Especially for the lower end, the questions at GCSE are often baffling and difficult to comprehend. Describe how you used your acting skills? I … Continue reading 4 Rules to make an effective sentence for Drama written work.
Dedicated Independent Reflection Time Dedicated Independent Reflection Time or Dedicated Improvement Reflection Time is, well, exactly that. Time given to the students to do nothing else but to reflect on their progress and consider how to improve and where to go next. It is something that I first came across from blogger Hunting English. How I use DIRT in Drama Key Stage 4 lessons. When I … Continue reading How I use DIRT in Drama lessons.
Completed some awesome CPD a few weeks ago run by some colleagues at my school on extended writing. I am conscious of the fact that in most A Level Drama courses there are written exams which require extended writing. I’m with Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at the moment, and in Unit 4 the students are required to write two 30 mark essays. … Continue reading 6 Ways to improve extended writing