Drama Scripts or Spontaneous Role Play?
Drama activities can be integrated into many areas of the curriculum whether it is a formally scripted and rehearsed skit, an activity used to practise acting techniques, or drama games that encourage "thinking outside the box".
The Dramatic Classroom
This short booklet will give you 14 ideas for developing performance skills while also enhancing learning in several subject areas.
1. Ho Hum to Ha Ha Ha!
Practise performance skills while working on material to be memorized
2. Object Empathy
A role playing activity with a twist
3. Spelling B-mote
Using the various drama performance skills when spelling words
4. Reading Sequence Scramble
Present major events in a story in pantomime
5. Character Study
Challenge students to become one of the characters in a story and act out how that
character might react to a different situation
6. Freeze Frame
Illustrate a scene from a story as a living picture or tableau
7. Living Colour Poems
A process for composing and dramatically presenting poems
8. Goldilocks and the Triangular Bears
Tell the fairy tale by repeating the mathematical formula to be memorized
9. Geometric Body Sculpture
Body Sculpture adds laughter to a geometry review of 2D and 3D shapes
10. Area and Perimeter
Active game to practise the concepts of area and perimeter
11. A Bit of a Dramatic Stretch
Body sculpture can exercise the mind and the body
12. To Live It Is To Learn It
Simulation drama lets students feel as though they are actually living out a situation
in real life
13. Research- Don't Just Stand and Deliver!
Present science research in play format
14. Simple Machines Save the Day
Students work in groups to write a script for a rescue scene in the story of Rapunzel
Activity Cards and Script To Print
-Object Cards, Role Cards, Goldilocks and the Triangular Bears Play Script