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Discussion in 'English' started by regentsreject, Feb 4, 2011.
Can anyone recommend good plays to use with Y7 and Y8?
Any suggestions welcome. Thanks
This is a really hard genre to source. We use the play versions of novels such as Frankenstein and A Christmas Carol. We try to use extracts from the original to introduce reading classics.
Year 7 enjoy A Midsummer's Night Dream - we only analyse a couple of key extracts. Year 8 study Romeo and Juliet or Much Ado in more depth - key scenes rather than extracts.
I'm looking forward to reading posts from more inventive schools!
We have a set called 'Plays with Attitude' which goes down really well with Yr 8. Have a look on Amazon for some ideas.
Terrible tale of Humpty Dumpty always goes down well.
yr 7-Frankenstein or The Demon headmaster (both great adaptations)
Yr 8-I don't think you can beat Our Day Out. it's an oldie, but such a goodie. Kids always seem to love it (as do I!)
Hope this helps