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.

What Children and Teachers Say

What children and teachers say

‘It helps you feel what you write.’

‘I like Drama because I like imagining to be other people and to be in different places.’

‘I find it easier because you feel like you're there, as if you're the character.’

‘When I do Drama, it makes me know what I'm going to do when I'm writing.’

‘It makes me feel adventurous.’

‘When we wrote about Tom's Midnight Garden and we closed our eyes in the hall, it made me feel relaxed.’

‘It's a wonderful creation.’

‘SATs are coming up soon and I must continue with the drama because it unlocks the ability to write, to use words. It helps them to think about what a writer doesn't say. Children at Yr 6 are just ...

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