Tuesday 21st July 2015
SESSION WITH DAVID FARMER
WARM UP GAME.
-Circle with the right finger
-Cross with the left finger
-Circle and cross, then the other way.
-Family portrait of a Victorian family.
-Family portrait of an sporty family.
- Of a group of witches
- Of ships
- Students take a card with different types of families ( superhero, spy, robot,etc..) and represent them.
-Stop -go-jump-clap.- students walk around the class and the teacher says the actions that the students must do. They will do them at the same time . You can change the symbols or the meaning of the verbs for characters of Shakespeare, so Juliet could mean ... jump!!
-Create a sign
-Wall with a hole with lovers .
-Magician in a ship in a storm.
In this activity the teacher can choose interesting moments in Shakespeare plays and dramatize them
connecting Shakespeare through the characters , not through the story.
Story telling- The teacher tells a story and the students standing on a circle will represent the different characters as the story goes on. This method was used by the Royal Shakespeare Company and it was used in British Pantomimes ( Where is.....? , Behind you !!!!! ).
-Playing around with phrases by Shakespeare -
Students will say some different famous phrases by Shakespeare.( Much ado about nothing- To be or not to be , that is the question- All's well that ends well - A horse a horse my kingdom for a horse)
The teacher will choose the lines according to the students and students will get familiar with them. Lines can be said with different intonation in order to enjoy the language.
The student that is on the hot seat will be asked questions about the character he is dramatizing.
Students can work in groups choosing a character from Fairy tales or from any play they have read.
To extend ideas see more in http://dramaresource.com/
SESSION WITH CAROL ROBINSON
In this session we have worked on how language change, how English is changing and how young people uses language.
Language is simplifying and there is a new develop in language , expressions like YOLO - you only live once , CHILLAX- chill and relax, BROMANCE- very good friends but no more , or UPCYCLE - convert old material into something useful and beautiful are emerging in languages.
In this session we also had the opportunity of listening to Sara , a seventeen years old girl that told us how to use a real British teenager slang.( Bae, Piff, Basic. Turnt .Swerve .Innit. Bruv...)
Language is changing
,Language is changing and we are breaking the rules of Past Continuous (Eg. I'm really liking this room ) People are using past continuous in a passionate way and it is easier to use one word instead of two .We are changing usage and there are common errors and mistakes ( CD's, I'm good, I get a coffee, there are less cars, I went there by foot, different to ).
Use a word in a sentence
The teacher gives the students a word and the students will use it in a sentence, then they will walk around the classroom comparing the different meanings they have given to that word ( Eg. Literally)
We read an interesting text for discussion- Why we need to invent new words- by Andrew Kaufman in The Guardian, Monday 11 March 2013.