The aim of this unit is to explore the book Where the Wild Things Are, characterisation, plot development and give children the opportunity to cultivate their Drama skills.
It uses an assortment of strategies that could be applied to many stories. There are several assessment opportunities where the children can create, perform and devise their own interpretations.
Every child will …
Be introduced to a variety of Drama skills including physical theatre, soundscapes and tableaux. They will be able to make choices that will help them to express simple characters and interact in basic plot development. They will participate in a variety of ways: individually, paired, small group and whole class.
Most children will …
Build on their own experience of Drama or imagination to develop skills. To communicate character by understanding facial expression and be able to add to basic plot development. Adapt and refine the way they use particular skills to enhance their portrayal/participation. They will participate in a variety of ways: individually, paired, small group and whole class.
Some children will …
Participate in skills activities with confidence and self-awareness. Use their understanding of facial expression and emotions to portray convincing characters and react to other characters to aid plot development. Independently, edit and refine their participation to increase the successful delivery of the task. Be able to comment reflectively on their work and that of others. They will participate in a variety of ways: individually, paired, small group and whole class.
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