Drama Warm Up Booklet (2) copy.pdf

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DRAMA WARM-UP BOOKLET B Y : L A U R E N L A F A V E
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Description: Ask the students to get into a circle. Each student in the class has to chose one positive word to describe themselves and share it with the class. After a student shares their word, the rest of the class responds as a group by saying “You are (insert word said by student).” The purpose of this icebreaker is to increase the students confidence and to establish a positive environment before beginning class. Justification: I chose to use this icebreaker because I think it’s essential to start class on a positive note. By asking students to focus only on positive aspects of their personality, I hope to build their confidence and make them ready to get out of their comfort zone to take on new challenges in drama. How would I use this in practice? I would use this as an icebreaker game for all elementary school grade levels. I would also use this game when working on team building with my classes. One Word At a Time Length: 5 minutes Space needed: can be done in any classroom. Reference: Bell, A. (2018, May 29). Boost the Productivity of Your Meetings with These 26 Icebreaker Games. Retrieved January 20, 2019, from
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No Smiling! Description: Ask the students to get into two small circles. Students will be instructed to try and get their classmates to laugh by only using their body. No speaking or smiling is allowed! If a student laughs they must sit down as they are out of the game. The finalists in each circle will go up against each other to see who can keep their composure. The purpose of the game is to release tension and to get students moving and focused. Justification: In most classes, students are forced to remain seated for long periods of time, therefore I think it's crucial to start any drama class by getting students moving. Being present is an essential part of theatre and releasing negative thoughts through movement will prepare students to refrain from thinking of worries they have unrelated to class and will prepare them for the activities that will follow this icebreaker. This activity also highlights the importance of keeping your composure during a performance, despite wanting to laugh. How would I use this in practice? This activity can be used at the beginning of a drama class or in any class where the educator feels like they've lost the attention of their students. I would use this activity in all grade levels as an icebreaker, brain break, or team building exercise. Length: 10 minutes Space needed: can be done in any classroom! Reference: Wilson, T. (n.d.). 11 Easy Ice Breakers For Meetings. Retrieved January 20, 2019, from - for-meetings.html
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Description: Ask the students to get into two lines. Provide the students with a location (i.e. Disneyland). The students at the front of each line will be instructed to start the scene. The catch is that the dialogue must include only questions. When
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