Tips for Teachers

 

Here are some drama activities that I think can work for teaching English online. I am trying to focus on activities that will get students to be creative and feel a need to express themselves. 

Activity 1 – Using Music to Imagine Film Scenarios  People often think that they are not creative, but we all are, and activites like these never fail to unlock original ideas in students‘ minds.

 

Click on the title to see the full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 1 here

Activity 2 - Getting your Students to Make Short Videos The tip is simply to encourage your students to talk into cameras sometimes and send you short videos.

 

Click on the title to see the full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 2  here.

Activity 3 - Shouting Outside a Car Window This activity is a variation on charades, i.e. one of those games where you have to make people understand you, but you are not allowed to talk.

 

Click on the title to see the full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 3 here (includes an added tip on how to set up great roleplays).

 

Activity 4 - Writing Words in the Air A short and simple tip this time. Give students words or sentences. They have to write them in the air with their finger. 

Click on the title to see the full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 4 here.

Activity 5 - Art Gallery This activity is an interesting variation of Show and Tell, the classic activity where students bring in an object or a picture and tell the class about it.

 

Click on the title to see the full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 5 here.

Activity 6 - Teacher (or Student) in Role - This is a classic activity for involving drama in teaching with many applications and benefits. Teachers or students pretend to be a character, real or fictional, and have to answer questions in role.

Click on the title to see a full description of the activity or see a video of Activity 6 here.

Activity 7 - Lying Games - Three different ways to set up games where students have to guess who is lying and who is telling the truth.

 

Click on the title to see a full description of the aktivity or see a video of Activity 7 here.

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