ERIC Number: ED228653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Informal Drama in the Elementary Language Arts Program.
Stewig, John Warren
Focusing on spontaneous drama--a means of encouraging, extending, and enhancing children's imaginations--this book discusses the growth in language creativity that results when students work with teachers who provide informal drama experiences in their classrooms. The book describes what drama is, how it is done with children, and why it should be a part of the elementary school curriculum. In addition, it includes a step-by-step sample sequence of improvised drama experiences that show how teachers can use the theoretical ideas presented in the book in actual sessions with their students. The book concludes with an annotated list of materials for use in motivating drama. (FL)
Descriptors: Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Curriculum, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Oral Language, Self Expression, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($15.95 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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