The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472585194

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6615

Developed by one of the world's leading theatre companies, this fantastic resource offers teachers a practical, drama-based approach to teaching and appreciating three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The toolkit brings the plays alive as performance pieces, with Primary pupils undertaking drama-based explorations of the text that take them through much of the play. Teachers' notes and accompanying photocopiable worksheets offer a lesson-by-lesson teaching route through each of the three plays in turn. The schemes of work offer teachers a route through each play that has been designed to be flexible and to bolt on to what they already teach. The schemes comprise a series of lessons that can either be followed in their entirety as a stand-alone scheme of work or which can be dipped into by teachers wanting to augment their existing schemes of work.

Teaching Shakespeare

Author: Rex Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316609871

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 842

Teaching Shakespeare has been a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare from primary upwards for two decades. This full-colour second edition is in a larger format, updated to reflect modern classroom practice. It includes new contributions by leading practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Cambridge School Shakespeare editorial team. Teaching Shakespeare makes explicit the 'Active Shakespeare' principles which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare and includes activities and advice to help teachers develop their existing good practice, making the learning of Shakespeare valuable and enjoyable for all involved.

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 9781447877325

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7102

'Learning Through Drama' contains drama strategies and lesson plans for use with primary school children across the curriculum. The book provides guidance to teachers who have never taught drama before but are considering using it in a subject area such as science or history and offers new approaches to those familiar with common drama techniques (such as hot-seating and teacher in role). The book includes 36 drama strategies and over 250 cross-curricular activities, including practical ideas for inspiring speaking, listening and writing. 'This book is a beautifully laid-out, easy to use resource, full of imaginative and practical ideas to help learning become much more memorable and inspirational.' - Hilary Lewis (Drama Consultant). 'Even the well-practiced and creative drama teacher will find something in this book that serves as a refresher, reminder or quite simply a new idea... a must-have publication for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings.' - Teaching Drama magazine.

Shakespeare Valued

Education Policy and Pedagogy 1989–2009

Author: Sarah Olive

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783204389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 6407

Taking a comprehensive, critical, and theoretical approach to the role of Shakespeare in educational policy and pedagogy from 1989 (the year compulsory Shakespeare was introduced under the National Curriculum for English in the United Kingdom), to the present, Shakespeare Valued explores the esteem afforded Shakespeare in the British educational system and its evolution in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Sarah Olive offers an unparalleled analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare is valued in a range of educational domains in England, making this important book essential reading for students and teachers of English and Shakespeare.

Creative Shakespeare

The Globe Education Guide to Practical Shakespeare

Author: Fiona Banks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408156857

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 8401

This unique book desribes the ways in which educational practitioners at Shakespeare's Globe theatre bring Shakespeare to life for students of all ages.The Globe approach is always active and inclusive - each student finds their own way into Shakespeare - focussing on speaking, moving and performing rather than reading. Drawing on her rich and varied experience as a teacher, Fiona Banks offers a range of examples and practical ideas teachers can take and adapt for their own lessons. The result is a stimulating and inspiring book for teachers of drama and English keen to enliven and enrich their students' experience of Shakespeare.

Beginning Shakespeare 4-11

Author: Joe Winston,Miles Tandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136305351

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 939

'This book is clear, approachable, and true. The elegant simplicity of its good guidance is the product of years of practical experience in the classroom. I wholeheartedly commend it to primary school teachers everywhere.' Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Shakespeare’s plays are widely regarded as the greatest inheritance in English literature and recent years have seen a growing interest in introducing them to children in their primary schools. In this book, the authors bring a blend of clear thinking, playful and inventive practice and straightforward practical advice to bear on teaching Shakespeare in the primary school. Children who encounter Shakespeare early have the opportunity to become comfortable with the plays, their stories, characters and settings, long before they might become intimidated by their associations with exclusivity and ‘high’ culture. They are also given the chance to become familiar with and absorb his powerful and complex language at a stage when they are constantly encountering new vocabulary. To do this most effectively demands a dynamic pedagogy, one which recognises that the plays are best explored and understood through active, physical engagement. Beginning Shakespeare 4-11 offers a sound rationale for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools and shows how to engage children with Shakespeare through story, through the very best of early years practice, and through his rich and sensual language. It also illustrates how engagement with the plays and their language can have a dramatic impact on children’s writing. And because plays are for performing, there is helpful and practical advice on how to develop the work and share it with the whole school, parents and the wider community. This accessible and comprehensive guide is ideal for teacher trainees and practising primary teachers everywhere.

The Other Side of Truth

Author: Beverley Naidoo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062007890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3109

Will the truth harm them -- or save them? When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their father, an outspoken journalist, decides to smuggle the children out of Nigeria and into London, where their uncle lives. But when they get to the cold and massive city, they find themselves lost and alone, with no one to trust and no idea when -- or if -- they will ever see their father again. The Other Side of Truth is a gripping adventure story about courage, family, and the power of truth.

Storywizards

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732992675

Category: Short stories, Australian

Page: 135

View: 5663

Students and teachers will love this anthology of short stories.. ""Metaphor, ETANSWThe book provides ""..a varied and balanced collection, a range of styles and a fascinating range of topics. There is something here for everyone in the class....""English in Australia, Vol 41, No 1 2006Storywizards is a refreshingly different anthology of short stories for junior-secondary students. It profiles six contemporary Australian writers and presents a selection of some of their best short stories.

Big Dramas

A Collection of Plays

Author: Sue Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420233384

Category: Australian drama

Page: N.A

View: 1852


101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 8540

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241252202

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2444

'And when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars.' This collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, including both old favourites and lesser-known pieces, shows him at his dazzling best. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Complete English Basics 3

A Class and Homework Course

Author: Rex Kevin Sadler,Sandra Sadler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420230338

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 7271

Covers essential English skills for junior to middle secondary students. Provides an outstanding variety of exercises in the context of high-interest topics. Ages 10-14. Teacher's book provides the answers to the exercises provided in Complete English basics.

The City Madam

Author: Philip Massinger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598011

Category: London (England)

Page: 143

View: 2359

A re-working of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure as a waspish city comedy that attacks the greed, hypocrisy and self-indulgence of 1630s London. Sir John Frugal and his daughters' spurned suitors return from their travels disguised as Amerindians. Their feigned godliness is contrasted with the failure of Christian charity.

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Author: Laura Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408870118

Category:

Page: 24

View: 333

We're going on an egg hunt. We're going to find them all. We're REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day! Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it's great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way - lambs, chicks, bees and ducks - and there's even a wolfish surprise, so do take care. Based on the traditional 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' rhyme, this will be a huge hit with all fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011304

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 4847

I'd had a conversation specifically with Dan about ecstasy. It's one of the things you do as a parent, isn't it? Wear your helmet when you're out on your bike, you know, don't take drugs. To be honest, I was more worried about him being safe on his bike than at a party with his friends. The words of the title are the last ones spoken by sixteen-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to his mother. In January 2014, Daniel's parents thought he was going to a friend's house. He actually attended an illegal rave and later died after taking MDMA. That fateful evening is told through the words of his school friends and family, divided into two hard-hitting acts in Mark Wheeller's verbatim play. I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die was commissioned by the charity set up in Daniel's memory to raise awareness about the danger of party drugs. It is a fast-paced, tragic, vibrant piece of verbatim theatre, which should engage teenage readers, audiences and performers alike.