English: Incorporating drama and role play

One-off drama lessons and ideas for secondary English classes

Tes Resources Team

English, Secondary, Drama, Role Play, Classroom, Lesson, Scheme, KS3, KS4 Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11

Drama and role play are fundamental to the study of literature. By allowing pupils to explore texts in an engaging and practical way, we give them a chance to make their own meaning and gain a deeper understanding of plot, characters and themes.

In the right environment, drama-based activities can encourage creative thinking by taking the focus away from traditional teacher-led learning and placing it on students’ boundless imaginations. Not to mention the countless opportunities to practise and improve speaking and listening skills.