The Arts: Drama


Video: Using the episodic pre-text model of drama to explore quality literature

Posted on 6/10/2021
Dr John Saunders outlines a plan for exploring Margaret Wild's popular picture book Fox using the episodic pre-text model of drama. He also describes how this plan can be adapted for online and remote learning.


Article: Using mime to convey meaning and narrative

Posted on 24/09/2021
An overview of the ways that mime can be used to explore meaning and narrative in the primary classroom.


Video: The importance of drama as pedagogy (process drama)

Posted on 23/09/2021
Dr John Nicholas Saunders explores the function of drama in the classroom and research into its benefits.


Video: The role of quality literature and literacy outcomes in process drama

Posted on 24/08/2021
Learn how process drama can be used to teach quality literature and help achieve literacy outcomes.


Article: The elements of drama

Posted on 24/08/2021
Learn the elements of drama that can be incorporated into primary English lessons.


Article: using drama games productively

Posted on 24/08/2021
Discover how drama activities and exercises can be used productively in the primary classroom.


Article: Defining process drama

Posted on 24/08/2021
Discover a definition of process drama, the drama pedagogy that can be used to support English and literacies learning.


Article: Using Readers' Theatre Texts to Improve Comprehension

Posted on 24/08/2021
Investigate how Readers' Theatre texts can be used to improve comprehension.


Article: Principles of evaluation and assessment in drama

Posted on 24/08/2021
Consider this written guide when planning and setting assessment for process drama strategies and activities.


Article: 10 steps in planning for drama

Posted on 24/08/2021
10 steps to take into consideration when planning for drama exercises in the classroom.


Article: Review of the research on classroom talk and dramatic pedagogies for early years students

Posted on 24/08/2021
Learn how research into classroom talk and dramatic pedagogies applies to early years students.