ERIC Number: ED469926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Dramatic Activities in Language Arts Classrooms: Resource Summary. ERIC Digest.
This digest reviews some of the related literature about the benefits of classroom drama activities and introduces a variety of resources to help educators incorporate dramatic activities in their language arts classrooms. The digest notes that although several terms have been used to refer to "classroom drama" such as creative dramatics, educational drama, theater games, sociodramatic play, role drama, and role playing, the terms "creative drama" and "drama in education" are umbrella concepts which embrace all the various types of improvised and informal drama used in classrooms. It cites the following relevant resources: five Internet-based drama education resources, six lesson plans, four professional organizations, two journals, and four books. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.