This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the different performance devices that can be used in devised work.
The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on creating and presenting a character, as well as exploring the use of improvisation, scenario and stereotypes, all ending with the creation of a new superhero.
Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities and links to character stereotypes as their stimulus, to aid students learning.
Full scheme of work
Lesson Objectives & Activities:
Lesson 1: To start to explore characterisation through improvisation. Activities - Warm up Exploration of characterisation In groups of 4 create a scene set in a dentist’s waiting room.
Lesson 2: To establish a nervous character through improvisation. To perform their improvisation. Activities - Rehearsal and Performance. Looking for clarity of voice, body language, facial expression and movement appropriate to the character.
Lesson 3: To establish what stereotypes are. To create a stereotypical character. To create a scene where two stereotypical characters meet. Activities - Warm-up In pairs create a scene using 2 different stereotypical characters on a park bench at lunchtime e.g. homeless person and an executive.
Lesson 4: To combine skills in an improvised performance. To establish a stereotypical character through improvisation. To perform their improvisation. Activities - Rehearsal and Performance. Looking for clarity of voice, body language, facial expression and movement appropriate to the character. Feedback.
Lesson 5: To devise their scene keeping in mind the skills they must use in terms of characterisation and specific drama skills. Activities - Warm-up. Tableau. 3 Superhero’s waiting for an interview to be appointed number 1 Superhero. Focus on character behaviour before and during and after the interview.
Lesson 6: To perform improvised performance to peers for teacher assessment. Activities - Warm-up. Performance of scenes to peers. Peer evaluation and teacher assessment.
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