ELLEN WILKINSON SCHOOL - DRAMA DEPARTMENT SCHEMES OF WORK TITLE OF UNIT: Sights 'n' Sounds YEAR: 8 LENGTH: Half Term UNIT CONTENT TEACHING & LEARNING SKILLS DIFFERENTIATION KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES METHODS STRATEGIES Introduction to the professional Workshop exercises. Pitch. By Task aspects of voice/speech control and Tone By Resource manipulation. Experimental reading. Volume By Group Pace By Peer/teacher Study of basic voice/speech Written task of scripting radio Intonation By Support techniques. play. Script writing Accent/Language Cross-Curricular links with science. Individuals, paired and group Sound effects exercises. Compiling and recording radio play. RESOURCES KEY ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT CROSS-CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES TECHNIQUES LINKS Voice control sheet. Experiment with voice and Product: By performance of the Media speech. self-scripted radio play. Sound effects tape Science Compile radio play script. Process: Workshops of various Cassette exercises related to voice/speech English Perform radio play for recording control and script writing. Cassette recorder Evaluate the effectiveness of the Evaluation: Diary entries, script performance considering the for radio play. intended audience. TITLE OF UNIT: Sights 'n' Sounds YEAR: 8 LENGTH: Half Term CITIZENSHIP ICT OPPORTUNITIES KEY SKILLS LITERACY OUTCOMES Word process script of radio play. C3.1a Contribute to discussions Reading: 1) Note taking and Consider other people's view points C3.2 Read and synthesise info’ making. 2) Experimenting with Reflect on the process of Recording of radio play on cassette. C3.3 Write different types of voice/speech during reading. participation. documents Writing: 1) Modelling key words IT3.3 Present information – text, to construct into cohesive sentences numbers and images in diary entries. 2) Use of different WO3.1 Plan activities forms of stimulus within voice WO3.2 Work towards an agreed content and sound effects. 3) target Appropriate writing form used for WO3.3 Review activity scripting play. LP3.1Agree and plan targets Speaking and listening: 1) Giving LP3.2 Seek feedback and support and receiving diagnostic feedback. LP3.3 Review progress 2) Listening to instructions 3) Speaking for an appropriate audience. 4) Observing the appropriate etiquette for an audience. ACCELERATED LEARNING Inter personal: Group work, feedback, taking on roles. Intrapersonal: Reflective diaries, sharing opinions on issues. Linguistic: Voice/speech manipulation, rehearsed performance. Musical: As stimulus, background, within performance. Kinaesthetic: warm-ups, performances, display posters, paired/group discussion, memory maps, raps, rhymes, key words, cassette Mathematical: sequencing. Visual/spatial: Improvisation, graphic display. ELLEN WILKINSON SCHOOL – DRAMA DEPT’ UNIT INFORMATION SHEET Pupil name: Form: Date(s): Unit: Sights ' n ' Sounds UNIT DESCRIPTION: This unit of work gives pupils the opportunity to experiment with voice and speech control attempting to use their own voice to create different effects within speech including sound effects. Pupils should understand the basic workings of the respiratory system and how we are able to maximise its use and effect. Pupils will create and word process a script for a radio play and perform this including any sound effects for a recording as part of their final assessment for this unit. OUTCOMES: (Including criteria on which assessment is based) Pupils will : Understand the basic workings of the respiratory system and how an actor uses this as a tool. Experiment with the use of their voice and understand the ways in which the different aspects of the voice can be used to create dramatic tension within dialogue. Create sound effects using both their voice and different tools to aid the dramatic tension created within dialogue. Write and word process a script for a radio play which will be recorded and re- played to evaluate its effectiveness. PUPIL’S OWN ASSESSMENT: (To include comments on product, process and evaluation) TARGETS: (pupil’s own) ELLEN WILKINSON – DRAMA DEPARTMENT SCHEME OF WORK – LESSON OUTLINES YEAR 8 LEARNING OUTCOMES To be able to: Use their voice in a variety for styles for a varied audience. Create dramatic tension using aspects of speech such as; pace, intonation, volume, pitch etc. Write a script for a radio play considering the fact that the audience are lacking any form of visual stimulus. Create sound effects to enhance the creation and understanding of their radio play Record and comment on their production of a radio play. LESSON No. CONTENT OF LESSON Fill in previous Unit Information Sheet if necessary. Share learning outcomes. Give out and read through Unit Information Sheet for this unit. Warm - up: Sound Effects Ball. Explain alignment and the profession actors' process of aligning their body to 1 maximise respiratory capacity and control. Exercise - PITCH (No. 1) Re-visit out comes HWK - Drama Diary. Share Learning Outcomes. Recap alignment Warm up : Sound effects ball Exercise - BREATHING (No. 2) Further explanation of the respiratory system including the movement of the; diaphragm, ribs, intercostal muscles during inspiration and expiration. 2 Lying on floor breathing exercises to feel the movement of the diaphragm. Breathing control an maximising breath ABC. Reading passage without taking a breath. Re-visit outcomes. HWK - Drama Diaries Share Learning Outcomes. Recap breathing and pitch. Warm up: Guess the Rhythm Exercise - PACE (No. 3) Explain the importance of pace within speech and ensure that a definition os given and written down. Making ran sound effects ensuring that the sounds overlap and appear as layers 3 (similar to sound collage). Read through a short story and discuss the possible use of sound effects within the story. Pupils in groups of 4 or 5 narrate a story and create sound effects to compliment it. Pupils begin to move the story in addition to the narration. Share Learning Outcomes Recap pace and breathing. Warm up - change the rhythm Exercise - PAUSE (No. 4) Discuss the effects of pause and how it is possible to use it to create dramatic tension. Police interrogation scene improvisation - Pupils in pairs create a scene of police interrogation. Discuss the ways in which they created tension within the scene e.g. Pace, 4 encircling, volume, intonation etc Write definitions in diaries. In groups of 5 or 6 using the improvisation suggest/discuss different sound effects that could be used during the dialogue. Start to plan a script and scene for a radio play. Things, which must be considered, include the audience and their lack of visual stimulus, therefore scenes such as jungles, haunted houses, shipwrecks etc could be suggested. Re-visit outcomes. HWK - Drama diaries. Share Learning Outcomes. Recap things, which are necessary for consideration in radio plays. Warm - up: 'Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose' Exercise - INTONATION (No. 5) Definition of intonation in diaries(refer to actioning of Stanislavski theories in deciding upon a motive for the dialogue) 5 Begin to rehearse the opening scene using different intonations for different effects. Continue rehearsals. Re-visit outcomes. HWK - Drama Diaries. Choose one technique used to increase dramatic tension and illustrate to display it's use. Revise unit for test. Share Learning Outcomes. Recap things, which are necessary for consideration in radio plays and awys in which create dramatic tension. TEST 6 Rehearse radio plays Record all plays. Re-visit outcomes. HWK - Drama diary and word process play script. Share Learning Outcomes. Recap unit information sheet and learning throughout unit. Listen to radio plays and give directorial feedback. 7 Fill in unit Information Sheet. Re-visit Outcomes. HWK - Drama diaries.