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Welcome to Year 8 Drama.

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Timothy Charles Yarrow

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Transcript of Welcome to Year 8 Drama.

Course Outline.
This semester you will learn abut the following:

Term 2:
Week 1: Intro to Drama - Rules, Regs and Ice-Breakers.
Week 2: Script Work - assigning groups and scripts and intro to stagecraft.
Week 3: Blocking and Script Rehearsals
Week 4: The Actor and Script Rehearsals.
Week 5: Body Language, Gesture and Script Rehearsals.
Week 6: The Voice and Script Rehearsals.
Week 7: Dress Rehearsals
Week 8: Dress Rehearsals
Week 9: Performance CAT (Live Reporting)
Week 10: Object Transformation
Week 11: Theatre Sports - Mini Tournament.




Drama Pre-Test
Please click on our class on Compass and click on 'Resources'. Open the file and answer the questions.
1) What do you think is going to happen in Drama this semester?

2) What do you know about Drama or have previously studied in Drama?

3) What skills are necessary to be successful in drama class?

4) Out of 10, rate how much you like to perform and tell me why.

5) What do you think you can personally contribute to Drama this Semester and why?

Once you have completed this task. Save the document, and then upload it to Compass.

Alrighty Then...Rules!
Why are rules important?

Someone put up their hand and tell me please.
If you choose
To break a
Rule…

Rules for Drama Part 1.
1) Demonstrate control of your physicalisation so no one gets hurt.
What do I mean when I say physicalisation?

2) Raise your hand and wait to be called on by the teacher. Why?

3) Always attempt everything your teacher asks, don’t be shy or afraid to try. Why should you do this?

4) Maintain concentration to stay on task. Why is this important?

5) Audience etiquette: watch, listen, learn, and show
RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER
! Why is this important?

6) No bullying or put downs! I will not tolerate anyone bullying in this class or being mean or negative to another student.
Instant detention from me
!!!

Welcome to Year 8 Drama.
My name is Yarrow....Mr.Yarrow!

Ok....does everyone know how to access Compass and create a word document?

If not, we are going to do a quick tutorial
about how we will use Technology in the class.

We will be using Compass and I will show you how to open a document uploaded to our Drama Class.

Step 1 - Open Compass on your device.
Step 2 - Find our Year 8 Drama Class.
Step 3 - Click on the resources tab at the top of the screen.
Step 4 - Click on the link attached and wait for your Prezi to open.
Step 5 - Once open, turn your laptop to face me please.









We will also be using SeeSaw for online blogging after class, homework tasks and sending me your work.
Act 1:
Is a warning to stop talking, or doing the wrong thing. You may be asked to move seat.
Act 2:
Lunch/Recess Detention
Exit Theatre:
Removed from class by Sub School.
Class Procedure:

Please line up in two outside the Drama Room (door closest to the BB Court NOT the Gym)

When all the class is silent, you will be invited to enter our Drama shared space.

Entering the Drama Space:

Enter in relative SILENCE! I do not mind
a bit
of quiet chatter if you are excited about Drama, but loud or disruptive behaviour is a no fly zone and I will send you outside again.

No mobile phones, MP3 devices, drink, food, gum, marsupials, bicycles or farm animals allowed in the drama space. If I see them, they are mine forever!!

The lesson will always start with theory work, before we do practical work. The last 10 minutes of the lesson will end with drama journal entries or exit cards wherein you will reflect on the lesson! Try and be open and write as much about the lesson as you can.

The lesson will often start with a wee bit of theory work, before we do practical work.

The last *10 minutes of the lesson will end with you writing a Drama Blog in your journals wherein you will reflect on the lesson! Try and be open and write as much about the lesson as you can.

*If we run out of time, this will be HW.

If I need your attention during prac, this is what I will do.
When I do this:

Stand still and wait for
another instruction quietly.
So.....What is Drama…..?

Turn to a chum/pal/mate/friend and discuss for 2 mins?

SHARING TIME!!

Ok...create for me a new document titled 'Word of The Week'. Then add the word and definition below:) (We will add to this each week)

Drama is: a situation or sequence of events that is highly emotional or tragic. In the theatre, drama is a setting for dramatic or important events. It is a work to be performed by actors on stage, in film or television.
Please write this info also:

Drama is all about –

Teamwork:
Working with others,
Collaborating and being an effective team player.

Collaborating:
Working with others to solve a problem, find solutions, make decisions both individually or in a pair or group.

Co-operation:
To work together, to go along with the solution, decision or final plan to help present a strong piece of theatre.

Ok...enough writing and rules...let's play!!!!

p.s. I look forward to a fun Semester of Drama with you all!:)

Mr Y.





Ice Breaker Games:

Organise Yourselves
What are you doing?
If we still have time left.

In mixed gender groups of 4/5, I want you to create me a short scene with a start, middle and ending.

You can choose from one of the following titles as inspiration:

Scared of Running.
The Hidden.
It's Party Time!
Love is in the Air.

Show your scene to the class.
Before you leave tell me one thing that you enjoyed today!

Your HW task is to write a short blog about your experience in Drama class and submit this to me on Compass.



Tech Set Up Part 2.
Step 1
- On your computer, create a new folder for 'Drama'.
Step 2
- Open 'Word' on your computer > File > New Document > Type 'Drama is....(add your own adjective)
!
' and then save the document to your folder marked Drama.
Step 3
- Open the document in the folder and then click 'Save As' and then save the file.

Please put screens down when you have done this.
Laptop Rules
1) No Games
2) No inappropriate comments typed and shown to a friend!
3)* Laptops must be charged for each class.
4) Students will be given *one warning. Failure to comply will result in a consequence issued.
5) Laptops will be confiscated if anyone uses it to take photos, look at inappropriate content, or it is used in an improper manner. You will be given a written task to do, on your own, and not be able to participate in prac.
6) If the teacher (ME) needs to speak to the class, please put the screens of your laptop down.
Welcome to Year 8 Drama!

Learning Intentions:
To understand the basics of Drama through discussion and practical exploration.

Success Criteria:
I can - confidently relay the rules for class including class procedures. I can discuss what Drama is and the skills neccessary to succeed in class.

Activities:
Pre-Test for prior knowledge.
Class discussions relating to procedure in class.
Ice Breakers
Create a Scene
Equipment Needed every week:

Laptop
Workbook
Pens and Pencils
Water Bottle (optional)
Enthusiasm
Creativity and Imagination!!
Stunt hand!!
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