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ERIC Number: ED309402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Theatre Arts To Extend Children's Literature.
Curtis, Pat
To develop young readers who will continue to read throughout life, reading must be taught in a context that encourages students to read and to love reading. Teachers, parents, and librarians can lead students into books through a variety of strategies. Adults can awaken youngsters' imaginations by reading aloud, introducing books by means of book talks, puppetry, drama, singing, storytelling, and participatory responses. Puppets are excellent for beginning creative dramatics. Children can make their own puppets, design a puppet theater, and dramatize the stories. Through storytelling and other oral language activities, students' language skills can be extended. Experiences which make a story come alive can draw students into books and provide the basis for a genuine love of reading. (A 22-item book list with grade recommendations is attached.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A