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 5: Using Drama with a Class Novel

Year 5: Using drama with a class novel

Learning Outcomes

This chapter explores how you can use drama strategies to actively plan for enhanced critical reading of text and the handling of abstract concepts such as opinion, stance and perspective.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • know how drama strategies can improve children's critical responses to text;
  • develop an understanding of how explicit teacher commentary can support the children's development with analytical approaches;
  • have a clear strategy for planning this through classroom activities.

Teachers’ Standards

Working through this chapter will help you meet the following standards:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Make accurate and productive use of ...
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