Making literacy easy in Drama

In Drama, students need to be able to

  • analyse, reflect on, appreciate and evaluate their own and others’ drama works
  • evaluating their own and others’ dramatic performances including drama from other times, traditions, places and cultures
  • analyse elements, skills, processes, forms, styles and techniques of drama
  • write drama scripts and compose drama performances that use language in some way.

Literacy Works resources are now unlimited:

  • unlimited copies and printing
  • unlimited digital downloads for teachers and students
  • unlimited timeframe: ongoing user licence.

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Drama resources are available as ePacks. You get: teacher eBook, student eBook and site licence included for unlimited printing and downloads.

Literacy Works for Drama Book 1


45 pages – blackline masters – just copy or print and teach!

matches content in the NSW Drama syllabus for Years 7-10 and topics in the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, Drama for Years 7-10

each page is a separate activity that explains grammar principles and builds the foundations for writing in Drama

perfect for extra lessons if you’re away

Literacy skills include paragraph writing, spelling and punctuation, apostrophes, proper nouns and adjectives, subject-verb agreement, contractions, formatting a script, correcting common grammar mistakes, writing a response

Topics cover elements of drama (role and character, focus, tension etc) and dramatic contexts including Aboriginal performance, Commedia dell’ arte, Theatre from Asia, small screen drama and more


Literacy Works for Drama Book 2


49 pages – blackline masters – just print or copy and teach

helps students to write longer texts for reports, assignments and examinations

topics  match content in the NSW Drama syllabus for Years 7-10 and content in the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, Drama for Years 7-10

Different purposes for writing in Drama are explored including

  • recounts
  • descriptions
  • explanations
  • procedures
  • reports
  • persuasive texts (expositions and discussions)
  • responses and reviews
  • narratives
  • script writing.

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