Teacher guide Theatre as an art form: devising a class play

TLF ID M013805

This web resource is a unit of work that focuses on students writing and performing a group script devised from either 'Knuffle bunny free' by Mo Willems or 'Ox-cart man' by Donald Hall. It is part of Brigham Young University's theatre education database. The resource contains seven lesson plans: Introducing story and devising; Rhythm and story; Pantomime; Improvisations; Putting it together; Dress rehearsal; and Performance. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes. There is also a section on essential questions for the unit, as well as sources related to the unit.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource would be very useful for the Making strand of the early primary Drama curriculum, especially for content descriptions that refer to working with others collaboratively to explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama. Students work together to devise their own script and performance.
  • It would also be useful for content descriptions that mention creating, planning and sequencing ideas and stories in drama. Students use their ideas and questions about 'Knuffle bunny free' and 'Ox-cart man' to create their own stories.
Year level

F; 1; 2

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