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ERIC Number: EJ785101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Perspective from within: Drama and Children's Literature
Kelin, Daniel A., II
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n3 p277-284 Dec 2007
This article examines how drama education strategies enrich children's understanding and excitement of a story before they read, preparing them for a deeper exploration and appreciation of the story. Following a book's basic storyline, drama strategies guide children through an honest, spontaneous enactment of a story's key events without slavishly recreating them. Children become engaged in a character's plight by making it their own, facing each situation with a similar sense of surprise and excitement. Afterwards, the children have a rich, parallel experience from which they then approach reading the book.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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