***NEW*** CHARACTERIZATION Drama Unit. This is a fully detailed, curriculum aligned characterisation drama unit for Middle School and High School which provides you with 5 x 100 minute complete drama lesson plans. NO PREP REQUIRED! This unit comes with everything you need including detailed lesson plans, neutral scripts, an original character script to perform, homework handouts, character cards and a fakebook character template. I've done your term planning for you so you and have included detailed instructions so you can implement a quality characterisation drama unit! A fundamental area of drama study.
Note on timing: you may like to take some of the drama activities slower than indicated. I have jam packed the drama unit on purpose (with options for extension activities) so you have plenty of options for dynamic classes.
- 5 x 100 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans with well explained activities in a well structured sequence
- Homework Tasks
- Character Cards
- Neutral Scripts
- Extension / Additional Activities
- Original Script to perform
- Fakebook social media character profile template
- Ongoing Reflection Questions
You will need a media player to play some YouTube clips (links provided) in one of the lessons.
KEY VOCABULARY: Characterisation. Inner-thoughts. Movement. Gesture. Body Language. Frozen Image. Hot Seating. Roll on the Wall. Meaning. Stereotypes. Naturalistic. Caricature. Centre of Gravity. Neutral Dialogue.
UNIT AIMS: Students will identify and use a variety of drama techniques to create, refine and sustain original characters
- Work individually and collaboratively to apply a range of improvisation and other strategies to create scripted and improvised characters
- Explore character’s inner thoughts and feelings
- Explore how character affects dialogue
- Convey emotion and character through frozen image
- Use repetition and analysis to create and revise dramatic work
- Perform rehearsed and scripted theatre work
- Assist peers developing characters
- Use personal experience and knowledge to create a character
- Demonstrate literacy in drama vocabulary
Please note that this product is for personal classroom or home school use by a single purchaser only. You may not distribute, copy or modify this product other than for your own personal, non-commercial classroom use.
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DRAMA TRUNK DRAMA CARDS ARE A DRAMA TEACHER'S BEST FRIEND! Just print, laminate (optional) and cut out a set of versatile drama cards that you can use over and over again. I cannot count how many times and ways I have used drama cards – absolutely my most handy drama teaching resource.
The following 17 DRAMA TRUNK drama card sets are available individually or as a CLASSIC BUNDLED PACK
CHARACTER CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
QUIRKY CHARACTER DRAMA CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
DRAMATIC DEATH CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
OPENING LINES AVAILABLE HERE
MIME CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
SETTINGS CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
GENRES CARDSAVAILABLE HERE
LIVING PICTURES AVAILABLE HERE
SILLY SUPERHEROES AVAILABLE HERE
STORY TITLES AVAILABLE HERE
EMOTION CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER SWITCHES AVAILABLE HERE
MOVEMENT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER MANNERISMS AVAILABLE HERE
VOCAL STYLES AVAILABLE HERE
TIME PERIODS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER CHARACTERISTICS AVAILABLE HERE
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WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SETS (also available individually or as part of the MEGA DRAMA CARD BUNDLE
WORLD DESTINATIONS AVAILABLE HERE
GREAT ESCAPES PANTOMIME CARDSAVAILABLE HERE
OLYMPIC EVENTS AVAILABLE HERE
FORBIDDEN WORD SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
SCENE SCENARIOS AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER HOBBIES AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER TACTICS AVAILABLE HERE
THEATRE STYLES AVAILABLE HERE
RANDOM LINES AVAILABLE HERE
ODD INVENTIONS AVAILABLE HERE
HELP SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
CHARACTER AILMENTS AVAILABLE HERE
PROP SCENES AVAILABLE HERE
HISTORICAL EVENTS AVAILABLE HERE
FAMOUS CHARACTERS AVAILABLE HERE
CLICHES AVAILABLE HERE
PROVERBS AVAILABLE HERE
SHAKESPEARE QUOTES AVAILABLE HERE
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