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.

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian

Year 7: Literacy: Focus: Goodnight Mr Tom –Michelle Magorian
Literacy Links:Text Level Writing: 7.1 (plan, draft etc.); Y8.2 (effect on reader); Y7.14 (describe … using language effectively …)


  • Class will need to have read at least to Chapter 5.


  • Explain that we are going to write the Little Weirwold Observer's report on the arrival of the evacuees.
  • Who would the reporters want to interview? Fours draw up a list, share with class. Consider points of view of evacuees and villagers, problems and positive aspects.
  • Allocate one of suggested situations and characters to each group. They role plan an incident and have to be prepared to freeze frame a key moment. Thought track the characters. Write/suggest a caption/headline as if this were ...
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