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ERIC Number: ED491381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 113
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-4129-2050-7
Using Drama to Support Literacy: Activities for Children Aged 7 to 14
Goodwin, John
Paul Chapman Publishing
The power of drama provides a real context for narrative writing, and in this book the tool kit of drama strategies has been laid out and used effectively by teachers across a wider range of imaginary contexts. Using drama makes possible a vast range of themes and story contexts which enthuse and hook children into the writing process. The real dilemmas and feelings in life can all be experienced in the safe world of drama and story and together these make a perfect vehicle for developing children's writing. Through his effective work in classrooms, John Goodwin shows that drama strategies provide an essential element in the successful teaching of writing. The pages of this book give practical support and guidance in achieving this aim. This book is organized into the following sections: (1) Strategies; (2) Lessons in action; (3) PSHE; (4) History; and (5) RE. This book includes a glossary and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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