Ostrich Boys: Improving Standards in English through Drama at Key Stage 3 and GCSE

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 21, 2011 - Drama - 112 pages
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010, Keith Gray's hit novel features a group of three friends who embark on a remarkable journey from Cleethorpes to Scotland with a stolen urn containing the ashes of their best friend... Now adapted for the stage by Birmingham Rep for a production by their Youth Theatre in 2011, Ostrich Boys is ideal for KS3 and KS4 English and will appeal strongly to boys as well as girls.


This educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications endorsed by national organisations and supported by teachers and consultants across Britain, each book in the series:

meets the new requirements at KS3 and GCSE (2010)
features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis
places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities
will help pupils to boost English GCSE success and develop high-level skills at KS3
will save teachers considerable time devising their own resources.

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Blake, Kenny and Sim steal the urn with their friend Ross and take it on the trip to Scotland that Ross had wanted to take. A page-turner with humor, adventure, mishaps and some thinking about what ... Read full review

OSTRICH BOYS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Three 15-year-old English boys use the distraction of a road trip to avoid dealing with their best friend's suicide. Tough Sim, anxious Kenny and narrator Blake decide to take an impromptu trip to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Keith Gray has written a number of award winning novels for teenage readers, including Creepers, shortlisted for the Guardian Award, The Runner, winner of the Smarties Silver Award, and Malarkey, winner of the South Lanarkshire Book Award. Carl Miller is a playwright and Literary Manager of the Unicorn Theatre, London.

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