Ideas, Plans, Themes for Drama Teaching May 23rd, Comments Off on Ideas, Plans, Themes for Drama Teaching After many years of drama teaching to British high school students Key StagesI have started to put together some of the ideas, themes, warm-ups, games, productions that I have worked through with students. Some are articles published at Suite Some will be unique articles published here.
Interestingly, although you will be asked to write a description, in the real world, no writer ever does. This is because description is not a purpose but a tool to help achieve a purpose. For example, description is a key part of writing that entertains such as story-telling and poems; but it is also an important part of explanatory and persuasive writing.
It can help its reader sense and even feel a part of a scene being described. Here are some examples of sensory description. Look closely at the writing - can you work out his methods? This is a key aspect of effective descriptive writing: She was waiting for me, a white face behind a dusty window.
She smiled, her painted mouth unfurling as a red flag caught in a sudden breeze.
Her hair was dyed dark-auburn. Her legs were a Mesopotamia of varicose veins. She still had the tatters of an extraordinary beauty. She had been making pastry and the grey dough clung to her hands. Her blood-red nails were cracked and chipped.
What might you see, touch, smell, taste and hear? Here are some ideas: And you can make it work for you. Use sensory description - and figurative language, too, such as similes and metaphors. Here are two examples that contain precise vocabulary. What do you think? You could easily do the same!
This is the kind of description that gains high marks - for more examples, click here. Of course you will need to use some adjectives and adverbs; but when you do use them, add them with thought and care.
Always avoid excessive, flat or boring description, e. This will gain low marks. If you do describe all of your nouns with extra adjectives the effect is actually to weaken the description and marks will be lost. What strengthens description a great deal is to use a few but carefully chosen and vivid similes and metaphorse.
Doing this will boost your mark!Extracts from this document Introduction.
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Goldsmiths, University of London is in South East London. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as teacher training (PGCE), Study Abroad and short courses. 1. The military is an instrument of national power. Pick two other instruments of national power and briefly describe them. Give at least two examples of each. 2. One ‘end’ defined in the National Security Strategy is the security of the United States, its citizens, and U.S. allies and. The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare - He strives for power and to be more significant in his story. However, even though a tragic hero needs to be heroic, he also needs to be somewhat human.
1 In April the Secretaries of State for Education and Science and for Wales appointed a Working Group to advise them on appropriate attainment targets and programmes of study for English. 5 Paper 1 Section A – Comprehension (fiction) Questions: Q1 – Setting Q2 – Character Q3 – Writer’s Craft Reading the Passage (15 minutes).
The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare - He strives for power and to be more significant in his story. However, even though a tragic hero needs to be heroic, he also needs to be somewhat human.
A booklet to prepare students to write GCSE English Literature Coursework on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. AQA GCSE English & English Literature. Printable student booklet on Shakespeare coursework - Macbeth. Prepares students for an oral or written coursework on Act II Scene 3.