ERIC Number: ED110970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Creative Drama for Building Proficiency in Reading.
Ross, Elinor P.; Roe, Betty D.
An effective tool for motivating children to read and for reinforcing their reading skills, creative drama includes all forms of improvised drama--dramatic play, pantomime, puppet shows, and story dramatization--and all four of the major language arts--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The use of creative drama activities lets children enjoy themselves as they improve such reading readiness skills as visual and auditory discrimination, listening, oral expression, and articulation and as they build such reading skills as vocabulary development, sentence and story comprehension, word meanings, visualization, and sentence recognition. Creative drama can also motivate children to read as they do research on a topic for dramatization or become interested in reading more about subjects they have dramatized. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (New York City, May 13-16, 1975)