Teaching Drama in the Classroom

Editors: Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour, Kaplan, Sarah (Eds.)

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This book includes strategies for integrating drama in the classroom through the use of creating characters, giving meaning to activities through answering the questions: who, what, when, where, and why about any person and situation under discussion (5 W's), using storyboards, incorporating music, writing radio scripts, and using literature and movies as prompts for improvised enactments. Students will learn how to create characters and apply those creations to different content-area activities, situations, and subject matter. This useful resource describes more than thirty-five scenarios of teachers and students in early elementary grades through graduate school working together to craft drama events that draw out participants’ creative energies, interpretations of curricular topics, and investigations of social, political, and personal concerns. In all of these lesson plans, students collectively explore topics, concepts, themes, or tensions that surface as they navigate their way through the conditions and experiences that unfold in a scene, skit, improvisation, or in interrelated episodes. Drama techniques include role play, scripting, dialogue, audience participation, improvisation, and the strategic use of interaction, space, movement, and gesture.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Picture this: Drama and Poetry for Play

    Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

    Pages 13-14

  • Comic Strips are Comic Plays

    Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

    Pages 33-35

  • Songs of Citizenship: the Use of Music in the Classroom

    Susan V. Iverson, Jennifer H. James

    Pages 49-54

  • Lesson: Creating Your Own Canterbury Tale

    Jaclyn Consilio

    Pages 75-76

  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Drama Lesson

    Jessica Cervenak

    Pages 91-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Drama in the Classroom
Editors
  • Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
  • Sarah Kaplan
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-537-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-537-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 201
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