Baseline Assessment in Drama
This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans is designed to be used as an introductory resource for teachers welcoming new Year 7 students in to Drama.
The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, without having to lead them too much, hence creating a good starting point to judge their baseline level upon entry.
Teachers can then use the students first levels to build up a picture of progress and tracking from the start of the new school year.
I have also included a bonus introductory task that can be used at the start of the scheme, if time permits, that our teachers believe help the creative process.
Full scheme of work
Lesson Objectives & Activities:
Lesson 1: For the class to get to know their peers and teacher and look forward to the coming weeks. Activities - Teacher introduction Team building activities I went to the shop Name name goose!
Lesson 2: To work in smaller groups. To plan a piece of drama. Activities - Warm-up. Here the introductory writing a short story can be used. Devise a piece of drama with the title ‘The discovery’ It must have 3 scenes: a beginning, middle and end.
Lesson 3: To continue devising their scene. To rehearse their scene. Activities - Warm-up, continue devising their drama piece and then rehearse.
Lesson 4: To continue devising their scene. To rehearse their scene. Activities - Warm-up, finish devising their drama piece and then rehearse.
Lesson 5: To rehearse their scene for performance. Activities - Warm-up. Final rehearsal of their scene ready for performance next lesson. Homework to bring any props and costume for performance.
Lesson 6: To prepare for performance. To perform their scene to their peers. Activities - Warm-up Performance of scenes to peers. Peer evaluation, teacher assessment.
- A lesson by lesson overview
- Full lesson plans
- An informative and instructive PowerPoint