ERIC Number: ED172226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Arizona English Bulletin; Volume 20, Number 3, April 1978. Speech and Drama in the English Class.
Crowley, Sharon, Ed.
The 23 articles in this collection suggest practical speech and drama activities for the English classroom. Among the topics discussed are the following: classroom discussion as theatre, using groups for more effective teaching, role playing activities that teach language concepts, improvisation as an instructional method, an oral approach to literature, improving writing through the use of small peer-group discussions, incorporating speech and drama into the English program, pantomime and improvisation as creative dramatics, small group disucssion in the English classroom, transforming "The Scarlet Letter" into a radio play, the oral reading approach in the English survey course, establishing an appropriate climate for role playing, using elements of transactional analysis in speech and drama, establishing a sexual values week, using the overhead projector as a dramatic tool, having students research and give oral reports on individual family histories, teaching speech skills to ninth grade students, and producing adaptations of "Macbeth" with eleventh grade students. (GT)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Drama, English Instruction, Group Instruction, Interpretive Reading, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 46341, $3.50 member, $4.00 non-member)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.
Note: The Arizona English Teachers Association is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document