ERIC Number: EJ726005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
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The Transformative Power of Drama: Bringing Literature and Social Justice to Life
Downey, Allison L.
English Journal, v95 n1 p33-38 Sep 2005
Allison L. Downey, a middle school English teacher, has used dramatic tableaux to help students think critically about literature as well as social and historic episodes. It is noted that students move to more abstract thinking, going beyond plot to an understanding of theme and metaphor.
Descriptors: Literature, Dramatics, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Secondary Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Web site: http://www.ncte.org/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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