Creative Dramatics Lessons from an Award Winning Drama Teacher
You may not know me or be familiar with my work. I’m Deborah Baldwin (but my friends call me Deb.) I am a recently retired award-winning drama teacher of thirty-eight years. At that time, I directed over 250 plays and musicals with students and adults as well. I taught every grade level, but the bulk of my time was spent with secondary students.
Here is my resume if you’d like to see it: DeborahBaldwin.net
My Teaching Style:
Drama is a hands-on class. To this end, I’m always on my feet, modeling for my students while teaching them a host of concepts. It is not unusual to hear my classroom in chortles of laughter because humor is an outstanding way to gain a student’s attention. I empower students at an early age. Although I am always mindful of my learning objectives, I think it’s vital for students to experiment within the confines of my instruction. I encourage students to be independent and creative thinkers. Many less confident or reluctant students benefit from my teaching methods as together we hit the challenges they encounter. I am creative, intense, driven and brave–these are qualities I nurture in all my students and generally receive outstanding results.
If you are looking for creative dramatics lessons and plays for your students, I can help you. These lessons are for grades third to fifth. So many of these lessons can be used in a reading or language arts classroom, too. They jibe together easily.
Here are a few:
Given Circumstance Monologue Creative Writing Lesson
Got some creative writers? This lesson fits in nicely with a creative writing unit and/or to study playwriting just a little.
This is fun to perform for younger children. There are two versions of this product–one for younger students and one for older.
Ojisan and the Grateful Statues
Oh my gosh! Costume design is a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween. Students love this because they can be very creative and learn at the same time.
Costume Design with Halloween Theme
Do you ever show clips from The Nutcracker Ballet? This lesson includes video clips, a lesson on costume design and gives the students an opportunity to design as well.
Costume Design with Nutcracker Ballet Characters
Costume Design with Parade Characters
Tableau Exercises–Holiday Theme
Stage Properties–St. Patrick’s Day Theme
Drama Lesson: St. Patrick’s Day Play Writing Monologue
Buddy and the Evergreen Trees Reader’s Theater
Here’s my newest: Chanting Lesson for Grades 3 to 5
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If you don’t find what you need, contact me. Chances are I’d be interested in creating what you are needing. That’s always fun!
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