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Speaking and Listening through Drama 7-11

Speaking and Listening through Drama 7-11

First Edition

June 2007 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book for inservice and preservice teachers demonstrates how to use drama to promote students' speaking and listening skills, including strategies to help motivate reluctant learners. The authors show techniques for using role play effectively and explore how to generate a productive dialogue between teachers and pupils that is both powerful and enabling.

Speaking and Listening Through Drama 7-11
presents innovative inclusive methods for teaching across the curriculum and provides classroom-tested lesson plans complete with implementation guidelines. A 'how to' section describes a range of approaches showing how teachers can: 

  • Use drama for inclusion and citizenship 
  • Generate empathy in drama 
  • Link history and drama 
  • Begin using assessment of speaking and listening (and other English skills) through drama

Foreword by Gavin Bolton
Strategies/Techniques for Use in the Dramas
PART ONE: How to Approach Speaking and Listening through Drama
How to Begin with Teacher in Role

How to Begin Planning Drama
How to Generate Quality Speaking and Listening
Authentic Dialogue - teacher and pupil talk with a difference

How to use Drama for Inclusion and Citizenship
How to Generate Empathy in a Drama
How to link History and Drama
How to begin using assessment of Speaking and Listening (and other English skills) through Drama
PART TWO: The Dramas
'The Wild Thing' - based on 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak (ages 7-9)

'Daedalus and Icarus' - based on the Greek Legend (7-9)

'The Snow Queen' - based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen (7-9)
'Charlie' - based on 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne (7-9)
'The Massai Boy' (7-10)
'The Governor's Child' - based on 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' by Bertolt Brecht (8-11)
'The Highwayman' - based on the poem by Alfred Noyes (9-11)
'The Victorian Street Children' (9-11)
'The Workhouse' (9-11)
'The Egyptians' (9-11)
'Macbeth' - based on the play by William Shakespeare (10-11)
'Ebenezer Scrooge' based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (10-11)
'Christopher Boone' - based on 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night' by Mark Haddon (10-11)
'The Dream' - based on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare

Sample Materials & Chapters


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