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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) £18.99

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

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

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 The Literacy Hour & Language Knowledge (£20.99)
by Peta Lloyd, Helen Mitchell & Jenny Monk (Editors)
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-85346-578-9
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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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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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Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2016

'How can drama survive in a hostile environment?'
London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference next year will feature Jonothan Neelands, 5 practical workshops, a youth theatre presentation, and your own papers/presentations!
Dates: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April 2016 10-6pm.
Venue: Goldsmiths University of London
Bright & Early Bird booking until 30 November!
More info and to book here. Member discount booking here. Concessions here.


Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here

GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.

Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.

Mapping Drama Practice
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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.