Drama in and out of the Literacy Hour, a 24-page booklet for primary teachers, places centre stage the somewhat grudging and scattered acknowledgements of drama in the national literacy strategy. It emphasises the dramatic nature of language itself, the fact that it is not just for reading but for doing.
There are helpful models of activities suitable for key stage 1 and 2. There are also encouraging reminders that it's not only actors, but also directors, designers and critics, who can make classroom language come alive. Drama In and Out of the Literacy Hour is pound;5.95 from the Reading and Language Information Centre, University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY. Tel: 01734 318820. Fax: 01734 318650.