Drama Department Lesson Plan Unit: Ashley Potter Lesson: 2 of 12
Context of lesson/ what previous learning has taken place?:
• Students have looked at Ashley Potter and used still images to explore emotions
and looked at abstract drama. They have also explored the use of flashback and
how to convey these effectively.
Learning Outcomes/ what do I want students to learn?
• different ways of linking still images/ scenes
• The term Transition and what it means
Objectives/ what will I teach?:
• A variety of transitions – slow motion/ narration/ bringing still images to life.
• Evaluation techniques.
• Recap as a group what is known about Ashley Potter so far and what we
covered last lesson
• Consider both good and bad influences on Ashley’s life eg: witnessed violent
relationship, younger brother, peer pressure. Who has influence over a persons
life? Parents? Friends? Teachers?
• Create at least six still images which show important moments in Ashley’s life.
• Experiment with the following:
- a silent presentation where your still images are linked with movement
using slow motion.
- Still images linked with narration
- Still images which come to life, linked in any way you find suitable.
• Students should perform all three options and then each group should choose
their favourite and rehearse the transitions to performance standard.
• Group discussion – when will you need to use effective transitions? (the
answer should be all the time!) Which way worked best for you today and why?
Out of Hours Learning: Differentiation/Learning Styles:
• Students can research magistrates
and what they do.
• Useful to have resources from lesson 1 available.