The following forms can be drawn on to provide unique and art form specific drama experiences as well as being integrated in other subject areas across the curriculum. The key drama forms considered here include:
- Mime and movement
- Improvisation and Role-Play
- Readers Theatre
For a detailed resource on drama experiences for the primary classroom, click HERE.
drama for literacy
Drama is an effective way to foster literacy engagement as well as support students with language learning issues. When we think of drama as a tool for learning across subjects, the possibilities open up. In particular, it helps us develop classroom-based experiences that engage a variety of learning styles and encourage a holistic learning experience.
For a detailed resource on drama for literacy, click HERE.
the elements of drama
The seven ‘Elements of Drama’ used in this section are drawn from the Creative Arts K-6: Syllabus (Board of Studies, NSW, 2000) and are used to enhance the drama experience across all forms. They give us a ‘Sense of Drama’ (Poston-Anderson, 2012) and provide the tools to manipulate our engagement and approach to various drama activities and skills.
For a detailed resource on using the elements of drama, click HERE.
Education content in the above resources was developed by Dr. Rachel Perry as part of the Monkey Baa Arts Ed: Crossing the Line Project