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 6: Using Drama to Analyse a Shakespeare Text

Year 6: Using drama to analyse a shakespeare text

Learning Outcomes

This chapter explores how you can develop critical reading and language analysis of Shakespearean texts in the primary classroom through effective use of drama strategies.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • understand how carefully planned drama can support critical reading and understanding of archaic language;
  • develop an understanding of how pertinent choices of extracts can enable a fusion between practical exploration and critical study;
  • have a greater awareness of the ways in which you can develop children's insight through active learning.

Teachers’ Standards

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

  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils.
  • Demonstrate ...
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