In this imaginative lesson the students become dragons in school learning dragon skills which sadly, do not always go according to plan. This lesson works well with age 8-11 has a good pace, offers opportunities to present improvisations and share ideas encouraging confidence building and having great fun at the same time. Teachers do get fantastic spin-off Art work from this lesson.
Ideas for Literacy tasks are inserted throughout.
Key Drama skills are improvisation, problem-solving, movement and mime, group work, point of tension.
*Can be done in a classroom setting.
Curriculum For Excellence
Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama.
EXA 0-13a / EXA 1-13a / EXA 2-13a
I can create, develop and sustain a realistic or stylised character through the use of voice, movement and language.
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work.
EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.
Having explored and analysed the features of spoken language, I can use these, adopting an appropriate register to suit my purpose and audience.
When listening and talking with others for different purposes, I can:
- communicate information, ideas or opinions
- explain processes, concepts or ideas
- identify issues raised, summarise findings or draw conclusions.