Drama Activities as a Method for Creative Writing in Primary Education


  • Zrinka Vukojevic Faculty of Teacher Education University of Zagreb




drama activities, creative writing, primary education, oral and written expression


This paper is an example of a methodical scenario that shows how oral and written language expression can be developed through drama activities with the aim of creating a written story. In Croatian primary education, the main starting point is the interpretation of the literary text as a motivation for writing, where the text is also a sample for pupils` to create a certain form of written expression. Research has shown that for the development of pupils` literary abilities and skills, the reverse sequence of the situation is more productive, i.e. moving from the pupils` written expression to the literary text. The given example of methodical articulation is intended for pupils` of primary education (age 9-11) and will show how drama activities can be an excellent method for creative writing, as they allow pupils` to explore characters, settings and plot in a dynamic and engaging way. Through improvisation, role-playing and other interactive techniques, drama activities encourage pupils` to think creatively, develop their imagination and express themselves. By immersing themselves in the world of their characters, pupils` can gain a deeper understanding of their motivations and emotions, leading to richer and more complex speaking and writing.