What does Drama look like in the Early Years?

Teaching resources

 

An Invitation to play: Using Fairy Tales to Build Early Literacy Skills

  • Read a loud The Story of the Three Little Pigs

  • Build belief through movement: Invite students to the carpet to explore how various animals might move using guided imagery: Can you show me how a pig or wolf might move? How might your animal sleep, eat or play?

  • Role Play: Ask students to consider what questions they might have for the wolf. What do they still want to know about this story? In role as the wolf, teacher can answer the questions generated by the class.

  • Action and Exploration: Retell the story with students, having them play the part of the wolf. In small groups, ask the students to create a dramatic retelling of the story. Provide masks, puppets, costumes etc. and invite students to use the materials to retell the story.


 


 

 

 

Workshops for Teachers, Step into Motion and Around the World!

Dance
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IDEA World Congress 2013 - Paris, France

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Scripted for Schools Video by the Playwrights Guild of Canada

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Shaw Teacher's Day - Friday, April 27th 2012

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Ontario Student and Parent Survey - 2011

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The Alzheimer’s Project: “It’s Just What You Do”

Dance
This presentation will expose High School students to quality dance and drama, underlining the importance of Post Secondary Education and York’s Concurrent Education Program, as...

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