newspaper to drama class using one of these activities:
activities can be fun, educational and a great way to really
involve children in the subject they are working on. Drama
lessons can be very easy to manage but ground rules will
probably need to be established before activities commence.
rules for drama classes where students know that a response is
required on a signal from the teacher. This is not necessarily
for disciplinarian purposes but for the successful organisation
of the drama activity.
may be a signal needed to start an activity, to change form, for
example within an activity, or to stop work and listen to
further instructions. The set signal could be cymbal, triangle,
hand-clap or whistle. An appropriate response to the signal also
needs to be negotiated, perhaps freezing on the spot.
is not essential for every drama activity to be rehearsed to
perfection and performed to the entire class, but variety in the
size of audience and degree of polish of the performance is
important. A developmental approach should be taken and the
types of activities selected may depend to a large extent on the
previous drama experiences of students. These drama lesson
activities have therefore not been broken into phases but some
group activities have been presented at the end for possible use
in the culminating activity, the production and publishing of
the student newspaper.