ERIC Number: ED149335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Pantomime as the Means and the End.
Ballirano, Barbara S.
Pantomime can be used in language arts classes as a learning activity in which students observe and organize movements in a logical sequence, transforming abstract concepts into vivid images. This paper suggests three ways that teachers can use pantomime in the classroom: portraying character types, such as golfer, archer, or juggler; becoming "mirrors"--students pair off, face each other, and take turns as "leaders" and "reflectors"; and selecting vivid, descriptive passages that one student mimes as another student reads. When preparing students for pantomime, teachers should emphasize the necessity of moving slowly in full view of the audience and of exaggerating body movements and facial expressions. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977)