This Book Is Not About Drama

It's About New Ways to Inspire Students

This Book Is Not About Drama explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve in to more complex opportunities, including creating rituals, exploring the storyteller’s voice, demonstrating read-aloud, celebrating role-playing, and more.

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This Book Is Not About Drama explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve in to more complex opportunities, including creating rituals, exploring the storyteller’s voice, demonstrating read-aloud, celebrating role-playing, and more. Classroom ...read more

About the Author(s)

Bob is a graduate of Hamilton Teacher's College and McMaster University and has experience working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms as a teacher, language arts consultant, arts coordinator, governments education officer, and lecturer.

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction: Active and Social Approaches to Literacy
PART A: Becoming the Story
Chapter 1: Giving the Imagination Play

Chapter 2: Talking Their Way into Writing
Chapter 3: Understanding Character Through Role Play
Chapter 4: Observing Students Inside the Learning
PART B: Demonstrations, Strategies, and Texts for Role-Playing
Chapter 5: Joining in the Learning
Chapter 6: The Storyteller Arrives
Chapter 7: Who Will I Be?
Chapter 8: Mining the Story for Riches
Chapter 9: Researchers and Role Players
Chapter 10: Reading Words Aloud
Chapter 11: Sharing Our Role-Playing
Appendixes
Glossary
Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: 8269
ISBN: 978-155138-269-2

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