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Fun lessons for year seven?

Discussion in 'English' started by dylan83, May 14, 2011.

  1. A standalone lesson I've done a few times with year 7 is poetry performance, something along these lines:
    Starter - what makes a good performance. Teacher reads a poem really badly - dull, monotone voice, etc. Students to identify what was good and bad (they'll enjoy criticising!)
    Main - read through a fun poem with the group (I like to use Roald Dahl's poem about Red Riding Hood) and then put them in groups. Get them to prepare a performance of the poem, up to them how they do it, whether it be drama with narration or just different people reading. Give them some success criteria for a good performance
    After some rehearsal time, groups should perform to each other. You could team groups to peer assess each other.
    Plenary - students write a reflection of their performance and how well they met the success criteria.
    Always worked well for me!
     

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