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ERIC Number: ED197381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-931044-03-0
Puppetry and Creative Dramatics in Storytelling.
Champlin, Connie
The 14 units in this book are designed to help teachers and librarians motivate children to express emotions, pantomime characters, and create a full story environment through puppetry and creative dramatics. Each unit is built around a specific piece of literature, and each provides instructions for the educator concerning the necessary preparation, how to introduce the activity, steps in presenting it, variations on the basic activity, and follow-up activities. The activities covered in the units are: (1) using props to stimulate imagination, (2) expressing mood and feeling through dialogue, (3) using voice to express conflict, (4) creating dialogue with puppets, (5) creating atmosphere with sounds, (6) correlating puppet actions and sounds to create a story, (7) using sound and actions to tell a story, (8) utilizing pantomime and dialogue to convey a story line, (9) developing characterization through dialogue, (10) using dramatic action to bring illustrations to life, (11) pantomiming a character in action, (12) becoming a character involved in the action, (13) creating a machine character, and (14) using imagination to create the story environment. The book also provides suggestions for making costumes and sound effects. A bibliography of materials related to puppetry and creative dramatics is appended. (FL)
Nancy Renfro Studios, 1117 W. 9th St., Austin, TX 78703 ($9.95 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A