Drama Lessons: Ages 4-7
Routledge – 2013 – 136 pages
Designed for busy teachers, Drama Lessons: Ages 4–7 provides tried and tested lesson plans which will help you to make your drama lessons fun learning experiences.
Drama Lessons: Ages 4–7 emerges from the continuing positive responses to Drama Lessons for Five to Eleven Year Olds (2001) and the three book series, Role Play in The Early Years (2004).
In this book you will find a carefully chosen selection of the best lessons taken from these four texts, plus some exciting new material – a combination of brand new and classic lessons. This new collection introduces Literacy Alerts which identify how the drama activities develop aspects of literacy and suggest additional literacy activities.
For each lesson plan, essential resources and timing information are provided. The lessons cover a range of themes and curriculum areas. Specialists and non-specialists, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and playgroup leaders will find the book easy to use and it will give all trainee teachers a flying start in their school placements.
Acknowledgements Introduction Teachers’ notes Glossary 1. The Sad Clown 2. Teddy Bears’ picnic 3. The Not So Jolly Postman 4. The Baker’s Shop 5. The Park 6. The Sun Wizard 7. Beside the Seaside 8. The Toymaker’s Workshop 9. Humpty Dumpty 10. Jack and the Beanstalk 11. Cinderella 14. Bullying12. Suzie and the Snow 13. Trouble at the Bottom of the Sea 14. Pierre the Rabbit
Judith Ackroyd is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Regent’s College, London.
Jo Barter-Boulton is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Northampton.