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ERIC Number: ED480268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Drama in the Key Stage 3 English Framework. Key Stage 3: National Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Effective drama teaching improves the following student skills: speaking and listening, reading and writing through developing thinking, communication skills, and critical analysis. Drama is part of young people's core curriculum entitlement in the United Kingdom. It is included in the English Curriculum Orders and in the Key Stage 3 Framework for Teaching English (for Grades 7, 8, and 9). It exists as an academic subject in its own right at GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A Level for those who choose to study it. In each year of the Framework there are objectives within Speaking and Listening which are under the heading of drama. This guide outlines these objectives, but it notes that these are not the only objectives that can be addressed through drama. According to the guide, dramatic approaches can be the most effective way to engage with other speaking and listening objectives and a range of reading and writing objectives, as well as objectives at word and sentence level. The guide discusses which aspects of drama Key Stage 3 students need to develop. It cites the following Framework objectives teachers need to address when using drama in English lessons: setting contexts; developing roles; developing narratives; asking questions in and out of the drama; reflecting, analyzing, and evaluating; and exploring tensions, issues, and situations. The guide provides a description of two English units of work using drama. They are "Holes (Louis Sachar) and "Macbeth" (William Shakespeare) and addresses how effective teaching of drama leads to raising standards in English. Includes 3 diagrams. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom