ERIC Number: ED219769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Back to Basics through Creative Dramatics.
Rubin, Janet E.
In the back to basics era, creative dramatics should still be used in the English classroom because it helps to develop the entire child. For some time, teaching strategies have been directed at the left brain, the hemisphere that deals with logical and linear functions. Recently, however, attention has been given to the right side of the brain, whose functions include unifying features into patterns and discerning meaning. Creative dramatics can provide this right brain learning; it also has an impact on a large variety of left-brain activities. The use of literature in creative dramatics helps to motivate students. Story dramatization, the heart of creative dramatics, leads children to read a story several times, and sharing a story in dramatic play develops vocabulary, sequencing, and comprehension skills. The effects of creative dramatics on both left- and right-brain learning proves it a sound educational technique. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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