Read 4787 times

  • vitamin-d
  • Featured Contributor

    • 348

    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
~ Dance Off ~
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:28:44 am »
I've had great success doing something like this in the past. However, it requires a lot of attention from the teacher - with disinterested students especially.

Please find attached a short (4-6 minute) play.
Feel free to make alterations. 

I've allocated three lessons to this project.

First Lesson:

Sort the learners into mixed teams of six.
Hand out the script and explain their task.

Ask for the 6 best speakers (3 boys and 3 girls) to stand up.
Assign them parts in the play.
They will read it to the class.

Afterwards, review any difficult language.

Lesson 2:

Practice.
Put emphasis on memorising the words and actually ACTING.
Guide the groups as much as necessary. 

Lesson 3:

Performance.
Quick rehearsal before hand if necessary.   


Let me know if you decide to do this, and how it works/doesn't work for you.
Good luck! 



« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 08:55:25 am by vitamin-d »
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,7772.0.html
for all my lesson plans & games...


  • nancy
  • Veteran

    • 127

    • August 28, 2009, 04:37:54 pm
    • Hwasan
Re: 'Dance Off' - a play
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 01:34:36 pm »
Did you write this or find it online? I love the idea!!


  • vitamin-d
  • Featured Contributor

    • 348

    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
Re: 'Dance Off' - a play
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 07:53:26 am »
Thanks. I wrote this very quickly one afternoon.
I'm only on week one but it's working well with my students, especially when I demonstrate 'acting' to them - it seems to inspire courage for them to do it too. Although, a couple have got a little OTT with it  ???
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,7772.0.html
for all my lesson plans & games...