This book will to help student and practicing teachers to understand the issues surrounding literacy, the place of transition in pupils' lives, and to feel confident in handling the National Literacy Strategy.

Literacy and Drama

Literacy and Drama

Literacy and drama


This chapter is intended to explore how valuable drama is to literacy, to explore the relationships between these two subjects in their various definitions, and to suggest ways in which teachers in Key Stage 3 might build on Key Stage 2 work. There seem to me to be two sets of questions underlying the relationship of drama to the teaching of literacy. First, there are the conceptual, philosophical questions and, secondly, the practical, or what I shall call situational, questions.

Can drama deliver literacy lessons? And should it? The answer to the former, a simple question of fact, is a resounding yes. Faced with such a clear affirmative there seems to be a moral imperative to answer the latter value question ...

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