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Ten Ways to Use Drama to Develop Reading Skills

Using drama games and techniques can be a great way to motivate learners to read. They can begin to see texts in action; play with stories and characters; and develop a sense of ownership of the stories, as well as empathy with characters.

  • Develop creativity and collaboration
  • Learn activities that develop comprehension skills
  • Fun and engaging drama games that keep sight of the curriculum

About this INSET

When we teach, we are to some extent putting on a performance and this is a chance to develop those drama skills to excite and develop a sense of wonder in our learners. 

This INSET will provide you with:

  • Practical games to use as a way into reading.
  • Drama strategies to use with long and short stories to suit any age.
  • Ways to use drama to provoke thinking around specific reading questions. 

This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Class teachers or SLT
  • English leads/coordinators
  • KS1 and KS2

Contact Us

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