The National Curriculum for 2014 places an emphasis on encouraging children to read for pleasure and to be able to discuss what they have read in order to effectively demonstrate secure comprehension skills. How do you meet the needs of more able readers in this? How do you provide focused, inclusive yet challenging lessons? What does a good KS2 reading lesson look like? This book will help.

Year 4: Playing with Plays

Year 4: Playing with plays

Learning Outcomes

Drama is an important part of our social and cultural development, and as such is embedded into the curriculum for English. However, the art of reading a script and understanding the way it mediates between writer, actor and audience is often overlooked. Even very young children can take part in performance, and it is possible to teach them how a written text becomes a performance text through script reading quite easily.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • know the conventions of basic script-writing and how they impact on the reader;
  • understand the difference between the reader of the script and the ‘reader’ of the play.

Teachers’ Standards

Working through this chapter will help you meet ...

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