ACTIVE APPROACHES TO LITERATURE – FRIDAY 2nd MAY 2008

ACTIVE APPROACHES TO LITERATURE

1 DAY WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS OF KS 3 & 4 ENGLISH & DRAMA

Practitioners: Mark McGann & John Baxter

Mission statement
A uniquely interactive and innovative workshop offering practical and transferable skills & strategies to aid and improve the teaching of text based studies and student attainment in Key Stages 3 & 4.

Who should attend?
Teachers of English Literature GCSE, Drama/Performing Arts GCSE and BTec 1st Diploma Performing Arts courses.

Upcoming dates and locations:

FRIDAY 2nd MAY 2008

LONDON

PARK INN HOTEL

RUSSELL SQUARE

92 SOUTHAMPTON ROW

WC1B 4BH

Course Timetable and Outline:

09-30 to 09-45 Coffee and Registration

09-45 to 10-00 Warm Up

10-00 to 11-20 Sesson 1: ACTIVE APPROACHES TO MODERN TEXTS

(Our Day Out, The Crucible & Blood Brothers )

        • Freeze Frames/Tableau
        • Thought tracking
        • Conscience Alley
        • Keywords
        • Internal Monologues
        • Compare and Contrast

11-20 to 11-40  Coffee

11-40 to 1-0 Session 2: ACTIVE APPROACHES TO POETRY

        • Choral Speaking
        • Freeze Frames
        • Improvisation
        • Rhythm


1-00 to 1-45  Lunch

1-45 to 3-30  Session 3:ACTIVE APPROACHES TO SHAKESPEARE

The Silver Bullet Word
Word in Action
Mini-Scenes

3-30 Course ends

*Due to the practical nature of the workshops, it is advisable to wear soft and comfortable clothing.

Feedback from participants of previous Active Approaches to Literature Workshop:

“New ideas for constructing lessons in both English and Drama. Wonderful!”

“I really appreciated the refreshing subject knowledge of the practitioners.”

“Well organised and a nice welcome!”

“Wonderfully interactive. So many INSETS are very static and tedious. It also provided an opportunity to build a good rapport!”

“The mixture of real industry, experience and education is invaluable.”

“It was fab, I didn’t clock-watch once!”

“A really enjoyable day with lots of very useful material that I am sure the kids will love.”

“Useful for English and Drama Teachers alike!”

“Ready to use techniques for the classroom.”

“It was fabulous having a professional actor present (Mark McGann) to raise our game!”

Active Approaches to Literacy Blood Brothers Workshop – London, 8th Feb 2008

“I thought that today’s workshop was excellent in terms of approach and also for providing a stable base to discuss thought processes and ideas.”

RORY O’NEILL – Drama Teacher – The Kingswood School, Great Oakley, Corby, Northants.

To book a place on the course please click on the following link to email Mark at Drama Direct mark@dramadirect.net or phone on 01373-471486.

Course costs £225 (ex. VAT) and includes refreshments, lunch and course materials. Full fee is payable within ten days of presentation of invoice by Drama Direct. Course subject to minimum numbers. In event of cancellation, all fees will be repaid in full by Drama Direct. Delegate cancellations must be made in writing. If a delegate cancels less than three days before a course is due to be presented, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. Substitutions can be made at any time.

*All Delegates will be provided with a personal hard copy of the ‘Active Approaches to Literature’ course script and extension exercises on the day.


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