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Publications

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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here


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Teaching Language & Literacy in the Early Years (2nd Edition) (Members) £18.99 £18.04

Teaching Language & Literacy in the Early Years (2nd Edition) (Members)

Teaching Language & Literacy in the Early Years (2nd Edition) (Members) £18.99 £18.04

The early years are increasingly recognised as a priority time for the education of children and language and literacy are key elements of any early childhood programme.

This second edition provides an accessible text on the current research and thinking surrounding these areas and demonstrates clearly how this theory can work in practice. The authors: provide guidance on planning, assessment and recording; and suggest appropriate activities, resources and play ideas to help those who work with or are planning to work within the foundation stage.

The second edition includes specific reference to both the curriculum guidance for the Foundation Curriculum and the framework of teaching objectives for the National Literacy Strategy and puts these within a framework which acknowledges the centrality of play and talk in the early years.

The book is firmly grounded in the requirements of the Foundation Curriculum and is a suitable textbook for undergraduate early childhood courses, all those following routes into early years teaching, and existing practitioners in all types of early years settings.The book should also be appropriate reading for LEA advisers and those who inspect early years settings.

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The Literacy Hour & Language Knowledge (Members) The Literacy Hour & Language Knowledge (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by Peta Lloyd, Helen Mitchell & Jenny Monk (Editors)
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-85346-578-9
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Teaching the Primary Curriculum for Constructive Learning Teaching the Primary Curriculum for Constructive Learning (£22.99)
by Michael Liitledyke & Laura Huxford
David Fulton
ISBN: 1-85346-515-1
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Supporting Language and Literacy 3-8 Supporting Language and Literacy 3-8 (£21.99)
by Suzi Clipson-Boyles
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-85346-683-0
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Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
Members Booking (log in needed) at Bullying & Drama (Members).


London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
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Organisations

STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.