Stepping into Drama

Stepping into Drama

Stepping into Drama brightens up English learning in the classroom for both teachers and students. It is designed to be used in a classroom setting with limited space.

Students will learn about theatre history and how to perform on stage. It is ideal for teachers or parents who want to introduce drama to their children but are not sure where to begin.

Stepping into Drama features:

  • Drama activities to develop creativity and raise learning interest
  • Listening exercises to enhance communication skills
  • Speaking tasks to improve self-confidence
  • Reading and script writing exercises
  • Vocabulary used in the world of drama
  • Full script with performance tips
  • Audio CD with radio drama and drama games
  • Assessment task to consolidate learning

A teacher’s book is available to accompany the student’s book. This provides a variety of drama games and activities together with answers to the exercises and teaching tips.

Stepping into Short Stories

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Stepping into Short Stories uses drama to teach students how to write short stories. It includes fantastic exercises that encourage students to access their imagination and use real feelings and experiences when writing a story. Students will explore narrative writing through exploring fables, the genres of horror, mystery and romance. The book also includes listening and speaking exercises that will give students the skills necessary to present their work and speak in front of an audience.

Stepping into Short Stories features:

  • A history of story telling
  • Four short stories
  • Writing in the first and third persons
  • Descriptive writing activities
  • How to develop a short story plot, conflict, build up of tension and resolution
  • How to develop believable characters
  • Reading, listening and story writing exercises
  • Assessment tasks to consolidate learning

Stepping into Poems and Songs

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Stepping into Poems and Songs gives students another creative way to explore English language in a fun and productive way. Poems and songs of all cultures force uses to really examine meaning in order to create messages and stories in an efficient and powerful manner. The advertisement jingle, the song of a generation, the inside of a valentine’s card all have the power to change an individual and change the society. Students will analyse and write their own lyrics, learn about poetic structures as well as use sophisticated ways to manipulate the English language.

Stepping into Poems and Songs features:

  • Original poetry and lyrics for students to analyse and review
  • Drama activities to help students recognize the power of poetry
  • Lyric writing activities integrated with a recorded music tracks
  • Audio soundtrack with listening exercises
  • Poetry writing activities using common forms such as acrostic, shape poems, haiku, etc.

Stepping into Popular Culture

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Stepping into Popular Culture uses a wide range of text-types to extend students’range of English abilities. It includes drama activities which aim to increase their critical thinking, creativity and cultural awareness. Students will learn to write and speak a variety of texts related to popular culture. They will learn to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in their creative production and appreciation of popular culture texts.

Stepping into Popular Culture features:

  • A large variety of text-types in the world of popular culture
  • Drama activities to develop their critical thinking and creativity
  • Reading and writing exercises related to popular culture
  • Speaking activities to enhance their English language skills
  • Audio soundtracks with drama gems and activities
  • Assessment task to consolidate learning

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