ERIC Number: ED394014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Artworks. An Integrated Performing Arts/Literacy Teacher/Learner Guide.
This guide, which is intended for literacy instructors working with students learning English as a Second Language (ESL), contains materials for and about an integrated performing arts and literacy program that was developed for use with Asian Americans. Presented first is a brief history of the workshop's development for use in the Chinatown area of Boston (Massachusetts). The first half of the guide consists of transparency masters, a lesson plan, and worksheets for a preacting workshop designed to help students answer four preacting questions (who they are, where they are, what they are doing, and what they want). The second half of the guide consists of materials for the actual acting workshop, which is designed to increase ESL students' self-confidence through a variety of theater techniques, including relaxation and breathing, movement and body language, vocal projection, language rhythm, memorization, and improvisation skills. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.; System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.