This fascinating new book provides teachers of children at Key Stages 1 and 2 with a much-needed source of exciting and creative "brain friendly" activities, designed to improve literacy. As useful for the drama novice as for the busy literacy co-ordinator, these flexible activities are designed to help teachers meet National Curriculum and National Literacy Strategy (NLS) requirements through the integration of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The book is carefully divided into three parts: Part 1 looks at literacy and the role of drama as a tool for teaching and learning. Part 2 contains ten structured, practical activities, each based on a different story, nursery rhyme poem, play or traditional tale, and each linked directly to the requirements and objectives of the NLS. Part 3 contains photocopiable Literacy Support Sheets for teachers to use and adapt for their own classroom needs. All units of work have been tried and tested by the authors, giving teachers a springboard from which to enhance and extend their literacy lessons, and engage the imagination and creativity of their pupils. The book is also the ideal resource for student teachers.