New Australian Readers’ Theatre series published.

New Australian Readers’ Theatre series published.

Yay! Blake Education’s new ‘Australian Readers’ Theatre’ series has arrived from the printers! It’s been great fun working as series consultant with editor Vanessa Barker and publisher Lynn Dickinson and to have six plays included alongside those of the talented Sandie Eldridge, Catherine Bauer and Elizabeth Klein. It’s a great series (all photo-copiable) with lots

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Emergency Radio Drama Unit

This year’s theme for World Radio Day was ‘Radio In Time of Emergency‘. I developed thisĀ drama unit for Year 5 & 6 around that theme with a focus onĀ improvised dialogue, characterisation and structure. The lesson sequence is based on the 5Es teaching model, familiar to many teachers from working with the Primary Connections science modules.

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Classroom Rights & Responsibilities

Here are three posters sets from my classroom. The first chart in each set lists five rights children have as students. The second chart lists the relevant responsibilities these create. The third chart lists ten class rules that will help safeguard students’ rights and guide their responsibilities. I use adaptations in my Drama and Music

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R-7 Drama Targets

The Utah State Office of Education has some excellent Drama and Music curriculum documents. A few years ago I found their ‘Drama Target’ sheets (apparently no longer available) which featured simplified versions of their Drama outcomes, organised for recording students achievement and progress. These impressed me so much I made my own versions using outcomes

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Safari Finger Puppets

These little creatures caught my eye in the Adelaide Airport today. A bit(!) pricey at AUD $10 for just four cardboard puppets but I figured my Year 6 students can reverse engineer them and make their own. The fact they’re made from cardboard rather than cloth or foam is very clever and the movement mechanism

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Story Sections Posters

Story Sections Posters

This set of three posters outlines the three basic sections of a story: Orientation, Complication and Resolution. Each poster has a scout / camping themed picture, the title in large red letters and features a simpler title in blue and components of the section in black. Orientation (beginning): ‘Scene, setting, situation, characters’. Complication (middle): ‘Problem,

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Dramatic Music App (Ta Da!)

Dramatic Music App (Ta Da!)

Dramatic Music App is a bright, colourful and easy-to-use soundboard, just perfect for the Drama classroom and a steal (cue ‘suspense’) at just $0.99 It features four main screens with speech-bubble shaped buttons that activate a comprehensive range of usefully dramatic music. The music is high quality (and sounds even better through a decent set

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