Drama of Color
Johnny Saldana's Drama of Color is a unique resource for using drama to enhance
children's ethnic literacy by provoking personal insights into the multiethnic
world in which they live. Multiethnic folklore becomes a springboard for examining
different ethnic perspectives and world views and dispelling stereotypes along
the way. Softcover, 169 pp. $29.95.
Grammar Wars II: How To Integrate Improvisation & Language
By Tom Ready
134 new games that will help students of all ages learn a wide range of language
arts through improvisation. Softcover, $22.95.
Stages: Creative Ideas For Teaching Drama
Stages is packed with drama exercises and ideas that work, tested
on the harshest of critics - high school teachers. The exercises are
explained in a clear, concise manner, and arranged according to purpose.
The New Dramathemes
In this new edition you will find a variety of sources for storytelling,
improvisation, interpretation, and movement; guides for planning drama;
novel response activities; reproducible blackline masters of sources,
assessment profiles, and activities; drama conventions with descriptions;
and rubrics for evaluation.
This newly revised third edition has been written to provide you with
an updated version of games, activities, and resources on the ten themes
that framed the original two books. They are based on popular thematic
explorations in literature for young people: Humour, Mystery, Fantasy,
Animals, Relationships, Folklore, Community, The Pastr, The Fsuture, Diversity
and Equity. 160 pages $18.95.
Play Directing In The School: A Drama Director's Survival Guide
by David Grote
Directing high school or elementary theatre has its own unique challenges
and rewards, and this book meets them head on. Written especially
for the novice director, Play Directing In The School takes you
from the process of choosing a script to the finicky task of casting
to rehearsal process. Chapters include "Acting & Student Actors," "Recurrent
Problems," and "Building A Theatre Program. " Softcover,
Interpretation: Working With Scripts
David Booth & Charles Lundy
Designed as a student textbook, this book provides several opportunities
for students to take on the roles of playwright, performer, director
audience. Section one calls on the student to be the playwright's
voice; strategies are presented that will assist in examining a variety
of scripts, and in rehearsing and sharing various interpretations.
Section two explores various dramatic techniques for creating scripts
from such unconventional material as poems, articles, and cartoon.
The final section encourages the student to explore scripts from the past,
present, and future. Each section, divided into several chapters,
has its own introduction, and each script selection comes with a further
explanatory note. At the end of most chapters is a Workshop that provides
activities related to the overall theme of the chapter. Coil-bound, large-format
Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers
Edited by David Booth
A comprehensive handbook for teaching reading and writing which collates
proven techniques and strategies -- from literature circles and phonics
instruction to invented spelling
and reader response. This overview of 100 major approaches to encouraging
literacy will help teachers reflect on their own teaching styles
as they explore innovative
approaches to learning. Each strategy includes a brief discussion
of the issues and then focuses on ready-to-use ideas for implementing
in any classroom. Topics addressed
include: Alphabet Books, Buddy Learning, Journals, Literature Circles,
Phonics, Thematic Units, Shared Reading, Wall Charts, etc. Large-format
Also by David Booth: Guiding the Reading Process: Techniques and Strategies
for Successful Instruction in K-8 Classrooms, $18.95.
Story Drama: Reading, Writing and Roleplaying Across the Curriculum
Part memoir, part guide -- this book describes Booth's first experiments
with story drama, and how he developed his current philosophy and method
of incorporating it into all aspects of classroom learning. Booth argues
that roleplay is a natural way in which young people can explore the
around them and suggests classroom models and simple frameworks for creating
a safe, interactive, enriching environment. He also details what role
the teacher should take in creating a classroom sense of community, encouraging
roleplay, connecting story and drama, and enhancing language growth,
and writing. $23.95.
The Theatre and You! An Introductory Text on All Aspects of Theatre
Fifteen chapters present a complete overview of acting, directing, playwriting,
scenery, lighting, costumes, and the history of theatre. Photos and illustrations
are used to explain each of the key concepts. Included are several plays
and scenes to allow students to work on character development, and gain
perspective on various types of dramatic work. Each chapter provides
to help teachers plan their lessons. $24.95.
Drama & Theatre Studies
Simon Cooper & Sally Mackey
The first two parts of this book engage with the study of texts, while
the third part suggests methods of addressing contemporary productions
and the fourth part gives a comprehensive account of four theatrical
practitioners. It is intended that teachers lead students through the
of the book, using it as a textbook. The margin notes will provide a
useful revision guide for students. Some activities have been suggested,
room for drama teachers to develop further practical modes of instruction.
All Together Now: 200 of Sonja Dunn's Best Chants
This comprehensive anthology brings together virtually all of Ms.
Dunn's most popular classroom chants with tips for learning with
playful rhymes, poems, raps and songs.
Designed for easy classroom use, the chants are organized around
popular themes and provide unique opportunities for dynamic, active
learning. Individual chants are
ideal as mini lessons that revolve around important topics for kids
-- from amusing events in the lives of family and friends, to food,
fantastic monsters, computers
and even outer space. $18.95.
Also by Sonja Dunn:
- Crackers & Crumbs - $12.95.
- Primary Rhymerry - $4.95
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