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10 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
1 hour
School-wide licence: £120 + VAT
Accessible Until
7 days following broadcast

About this course

This livestream short course costs just £120+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About livestream training' section below.

Course overview:

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 course 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.

About livestream training

The school-wide licence for this livestream short course costs just £120+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this livestream training:

  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.
  • A recording of the course will be made available to everyone at your school for a further 30 days following broadcast, so they can still watch the training even if they cannot attend the course live.


How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this livestream short course, please click the 'Book Now' button next to your chosen date* below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).

*If there are no dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.