ERIC Number: ED210711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Prompt Book for...Teaching the Art of Speech and Drama To Children: A Resource Guide for Teachers of Children in the Art of Speech and Drama.
Dugger, Anita; And Others
Providing for individual differences in ability, interest, and cultural values among students, this guide contains resources, goals, objectives, sample lesson plans, and activities for teaching speech and drama to elementary school students. The first section of the guide offers advice on the organization of a speech arts curriculum, approaches to teaching the gifted and talented, resources for instilling patriotism, effective teaching cues, and ways to improve school climates. The next section of the guide focuses on speech communication and includes subsections on sensory awareness, talks and formal speeches, discussion (panel, lecture-forum, brainstorming, and others), leadership training, oral interpretation, social skills, puppetry, and electronic communication. The final section contains discussions and activities in drama ranging from dramatic play, warm-up exercises, improvisation, pantomime, and clowning to the aspects of play production, such as casting, rehearsals, costumes, makeup, lighting, and blocking. A special teaching unit entitled "Free To Be--You and Me," a glossary of speech and drama terms, a creative calendar designed to help teachers make every day a special day, evaluation charts for assessing student performance, a filmography, and a bibliography are appended. (RL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Drama, Dramatics, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Listening, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Speech Skills, Teaching Guides
Tulsa Public Schools, P. O. Box 45208, Tulsa, OK 74145 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Public Schools, OK.