ERIC Number: ED203351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reul, Gary P., Comp.
Intended for use by elementary and secondary school drama teachers, this book stresses students participating in dramatic activities with a sense of purpose and contains practical activities based on student learning objectives. The first half of the book contains a statement of philosophy, a brief discussion of educational accountability and drama, and three sections of materials for elementary, junior high, and senior high school teachers. The elementary school section addresses three components of the art of drama: acting, playmaking, and audience. Activities and goals for acting are organized into the elements of movement, speech, and improvisation exploration; playmaking activities are organized into plot, character, theme, and dialogue; and audience activities emphasize enjoyment and evaluation. The junior high school section provides the teacher with lessons for a semester course in beginning drama, including physical and dramatic warm-ups, teaching methods, and discipline techniques. The senior high school section emphasizes drama education and outlines the objectives, activities, and evaluation procedures for four complete drama courses. The second half of the book consists of three appendixes that include additional examples of course content for high school drama classes, a sample rehearsal schedule, a glossary of theatrical terms, a play production budget, a sample guide to prepare students before attending a stage play, and an extensive bibliography. (AEA)
Descriptors: Acting, Audiences, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Creative Dramatics, Dramatics, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Language Experience Approach, Resource Materials, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Instructional and Professional Services.