Inspiring Writing through Drama offers interactive, high-quality drama schemes that will motivate and
inspire students aged 7-16 to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Each drama unit offers:
* A planning grid flagging the writing opportunities within the drama
* Original resources, such as poems, text messages and fragments of graffiti
* Individual, group and whole-class writing opportunities, some teacher-led and others guided by the students
* Icons to signpost differentiated activities
Reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities are embedded within the drama experiences, and you can follow the schemes or use the texts as a springboard to developing your own drama units and writing opportunities. The authors offer guidance on using drama strategies imaginatively and encourage you to assess the impact on the writing outcomes of your students. This book offers a clear methodology and high-quality practical drama activities that will motivate students to write purposefully within compelling imaginary contexts.
Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), Chair of National Drama and Director of Drama for Learning and Creativity (D4LC). She now works freelance internationally as an arts/cultural education and Drama for Learning consultant, workshop leader and speaker. Rob John is a playwright and drama consultant who has been training teachers in drama and theatre for over 20 years. His radio work includes several plays for BBC Radio 4 and many stories and dramatizations for BBC Education. Andy Kempe is Senior Lecturer in Drama Education and Director of Initial Teacher Training at the University of Reading, UK.
Foreword Andy Kempe Glossary of Drama Strategies Introduction Part 1: Drama and Writing 1. Breathing Life into Writing 2. How Drama Strategies Support Writing Part 2: Drama Units Introduction Unit 1: Mary Maguire: Housemaid Unit 2: The King's Daughters Unit 3: The Year of the Rats Unit 4: The Lost Bag Unit 5: Lorry Unit 6: When the Bees Died Unit 7: Invisible Unit 8: Once They Get Started Part 3: Writing Resources References and Further Reading Index