Using ideas and activities already tried and tested in the classroom, this book shows practitioners how imaginative drama lessons and activities can be used to help encourage and improve children's writing, speaking and listening skills. Perfect for the person who might not be used to leading drama-based activities, this book takes a step-by step approach that will help even the most daunted teacher tackle drama with confidence. Also included are: " ideas for suitable writing and drama activities; " advice on lesson planning; " list of useful resources; " examples of children's work and teachers' comments. Class teachers, teaching assistants, literacy consultants and drama and English co-ordinators looking for practical, fun drama activities to support literacy will find all the help they need in this book.



Gathering together in role to discuss an issue, solve a problem or plan and agree a course of action.

Example: History: Roman Britain

History Links:KS2 1a, b, 2a, c, d, 5a, c, 8a, 9 (direct link to Roman QCA)
Literacy Links:En1 2b, e, 3a, c, d, f, 4a, c, 11a
PSHE and Citizenship:KS2 2a, e, f, 4a, f


The children are in role. Half are Romans and half are Celts. Hold a meeting with teacher in role as leader of a neighbouring village where Roman occupation has already taken place. The Romans put forward positive elements that they will introduce to Celtic life. Celts express elements of their lifestyle they would like to see unchanged. Discuss and resolve, agreeing a course of action that will now occur in the ...

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