ERIC Number: ED403166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Creative Classroom: A Guide for Using Creative Drama in the Classroom, PreK-6.
Kelner, Lenore Blank
This book consists of creative drama activities that introduce, review, and reinforce content material across the curriculum. Step-by-step procedural outlines and actual scripts are included. Chapter 1, "An Overview," presents a definition of creative drama, describes the benefits of using it in the classroom, and outlines suggestions and strategies for maintaining classroom control. Chapters 2 through 8 offer lesson plans organized into sections that provide an overview, objective, grade level, materials, group size, and procedure and dialogue. When appropriate, activity variations, modifications, extensions, and comments are given. These chapters are: (2) "Activities for Review and Reinforcement"; (3) "Strategies for Grammar and Spelling"; (5) "Activities That Deepen Comprehension and Promote Writing Skills: Visualization"; (6) "Activities That Promote Language and Thinking Skills: Role Playing"; (7) "Literature Enrichment and Extension Activities"; and (8) "Strategies for Developing Creative Thinking." The chapters are followed by a "Conclusion" that includes a Creative Drama Lesson Plan outline. Contains a bibliography. (MM)
Descriptors: Creative Dramatics, Creative Thinking, Dramatic Play, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Improvisation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Strategies, Reinforcement, Role Playing, Skits, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Visualization
Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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