Drama Techniques for Improving Writing in the new National Curriculum
DateMon, 15th June, 2015
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationHiston and Impington Junior School, Cambs, Histon
The new national curriculum states that:
• Drama and role-play can contribute to the quality of pupils’ writing by providing opportunities for pupils to develop and order their ideas by playing roles and improvising scenes in various settings.
• Pupils should have opportunities to create their own improvised, devised and scripted drama for each other and a range of audiences.
Ofsted accepts that the well-structured use of Drama techniques can inspire and motivate children and help to raise standards in writing.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Drama has many strategies, that can easily become part of any primary teachers’ toolbox, yet most teachers only know and use a few. This course will introduce you to many drama techniques, which used strategically, will improve children’s writing.
• stimulate and generate writing content
• engage and motivate reluctant writers
• offer contexts for purposeful writing
• provide focus and structure
• scaffold types of ‘Thought and Talk’ prior to writing
• provide a responsive audience for the writer
This course will be mainly practical, progressing from KS1 through KS2. Resources used will include a Storymap, a picture book and a narrative poem. The techniques used are transferable and can be used with other texts and images.
Course participants will:
• Increase their knowledge and practical understanding of key drama techniques that can be used to support writing
• Actively participate in non-threatening drama (KS1 and 2) that generate, planned writing opportunities
• Become familiar with the specific ‘drama for writing’ references and expectations in the new primary national curriculum for English;
• Receive resources of drama strategies and conventions and three ‘Drama for Writing’ units of work.
£150 for 1 place, £275 for 2 places
Course name:Drama Techniques for Improving Writing in the new National Curriculum
Date:Mon, 15th June, 2015
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Histon and Impington Junior School, Cambs, Histon
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Patrice is a Primary Drama expert. She was Sir Jim Rose’s editorial curriculum expert for Drama. She has also worked as a BBC Education drama series consultant and scriptwriter.
Patrice was a primary headteacher, SIP, LA Adviser for Arts Development and an Ofsted inspector. She now works freelance and co-presents regularly with Pie Corbett, at ‘Talk and Drama for Writing’ conferences. She runs her own CPD company in Norfolk.
Patrice is an educational author in the field of ‘Drama for Learning’ and ‘Drama for Literacy’. Her most recent books include, ‘With Drama in Mind’ and ‘Inspiring Writing Through Drama’ (co-written with Rob John) pub. Bloomsbury 2012.
Patrice is an Adviser to the Cultural Learning Alliance and was Cultural Leader for Brock University, Canada in 2013. She is a visiting university lecturer at several universities and was Chair of National Drama for a decade. She is immediate Past President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA).