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Drama: Danny in the Toybox


Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 2 (end of Year 4)
Grade B Bailey   Nicky  
Grade C Shane   Reese   Dale   Jordan   Lee  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Drama

Description of activity

Students work collaboratively to perform a scene from Danny in the Toybox by Richard Tulloch. They incorporate a narrator and adopt and sustain different roles.

Suggested materials

Danny in the Toybox by Richard Tulloch, various props and costume items (optional)

Prior learning

Students have read the picture book, Danny in the Toybox by Richard Tulloch. They have worked in groups to dramatise the main events in the text, performing and narrating key sections. Students have discussed dramatic tension in the story and have adopted a variety of roles. They have explored different ways of delivering lines, and participated in warm-up activities to interact with the space and prepare for performance.

Board of Studies NSW, Creative Arts K–6 Units of Work, pp 126–131

Outcomes

Making (DRAS2.1)
Takes on and sustains roles in a variety of drama forms to express meaning in a wide range of imagined situations.
Making (DRAS2.2)
Builds the action of the drama by using the elements of drama, movement and voice skills.
Performing (DRAS2.3)
Sequences the action of the drama to create meaning for an audience.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their:

  • adopting and sustaining of a role using movement and voice skills
  • use of the elements of drama such as space, focus, mood and tension, to create meaning.
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