Dramathemes

Classroom Literacy that Will Excite, Surprise, and Stimulate Learning

In the fourth edition of this classic, Larry Swartz digs into the riches of the past three editions and considers the experiences of language arts teachers who have used all versions of the book for almost three decades. Simple, engaging strategies for exploring literacy in new and innovative ways show how to weave picture books, novels, poetry, scripts, photographs, and other interactive strategies into effective literacy instruction.

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In the fourth edition of this classic, Larry Swartz digs into the riches of the past three editions and considers the experiences of language arts teachers who have used all versions of the book for almost three decades. Simple, engaging strategies for exploring literacy in new and innovative ways show how to weave picture books, novels, poetry, scripts, photographs, and other interactive strategies into effective literacy instruction.

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About the Author(s)

Larry, a native of Toronto, holds degrees from York University and the University of Toronto, where he earned his master and doctor of education degrees.

Table of Contents

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Contents
An Overview
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Revealing Identity
Dramatheme -- Connections
Chapter 2: Planting Hope
Dramatheme -- Sustainable Environments
Chapter 3: Sparking Imagination
Dramatheme -- Fantasy Worlds
Chapter 4: Learning Lessons
Dramatheme -- Animal Tales
Chapter 5: Confronting Bullying
Dramatheme -- Relationships
Chapter 6: Recognizing Homelessness
Dramatheme -- Community
Chapter 7: Moving On
Dramatheme -- Immigrant Experience
Chapter 8: Accepting Others
Dramatheme -- Belonging
Chapter 9: Posing Possibilities
Dramatheme -- Journey to the Future
Chapter 10: Staging Worlds
Dramateheme -- Cultural Encounters
Recommended Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2014
Item No: WEB-8300
ISBN: 978-155138-300-2

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