Year 10 – Witchcraft hour 2 Aim of Lesson To continue exploring witchcraft using drama techniques writing in role, soliloquy, hot seating, recreating a piece of text. Learning Outcomes To be able to respond to witchcraft using writing in role, soliloquy, hot seating and to begin to create their interpretation of a piece of text. Differentiation By outcome, by groupings, teacher help and guidance Resources Board pen, Paper, T.V, Crucible video, Crucible cassette tape, Crucible text. Lesson Breakdown Time Aim/Homework written on board Arrive to lesson 3 mins Take register/collect homework/set homework give out folders – write up today’s 6 mins lesson/write letter up into neat. Recap 3 mins What did we begin to explore in last lesson? Can anyone tell me one of the drama techniques we used and how? Ask pupils about how their characters felt about the witch hunt. Task 1 – same groups as yesterday (lights on while performing) 20 mins a) listen to Crucible audio tape to give example of language of the time – apply to their pieces b) Continue to rehearse scenes from yesterday – challenge pupils to put in drama techniques/explorative strategies. c) Teacher stops class – watch clip from Crucible – question why have I shown you this clip? d) Continue rehearsing – take what you have just seen apply to your character. Perform (use lights to create atmosphere) /evaluate after each one – GCSE comments/how could it be improved. Task 1 (bring back to circle) – solo work 12 mins Explanation of task to group. a) write a letter in role to complain about the witches in your town. b) Perform the letter as a soliloquy Perform/evaluate at the end – GCSE comments/how could they be improved? Task 2 – one pupil 8 mins Teacher asks the question – do we want to find out more about these characters? What technique could we use to do this? Teacher chooses one student and the rest of the class hot seat them. Extension (continue next lesson) – in groups of 3’s 5 mins Teacher gives each pupil a copy of text (Crucible) a) Teacher chooses two pupils to read out the section. b) Discuss as a whole group how the scene could be recreated – think about lights to create atmosphere – were they serious was it done in a comic way? – think about feelings surrounding witchcraft at this time? c) Rehearse scene in their groups one person as a director always looking how the scene can be improved be made to look believable Plenary Evaluation 4 mins Name an explorative strategy you have used in the lesson today. One thing you could improve on for next lesson?
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