Use of drama and story telling techniques to improve writing at KS2, with an emphasis on boys' achievement

Palmer, Jean

Aims of the project:To investigate strategies for helping KS2 pupils, particularly boys, to overcome barriers to writing. In particular to explorewhether:

  • using drama and storytelling techniques can enable pupils to bridge the gap between what is spoken and what is written;
  • a range of oral communications skills including persuasion, description and narrative can be transferred to the written form through shared and tiered writing sessions; and
  • the existing influence of T.V. and video viewing can promote the transfer visual images into the pupils’ writing.

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