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Creative Classroom, The

Creative Classroom, The

A Guide for Using Creative Drama in the Classroom, PreK-6

    Lenore Kelner draws on extensive experience as a classroom teacher and a director of her own educational theater company to encourage all teachers to utilize creative drama techniques.

    —The Story Bag Newsletter

The Creative Classroom provides teachers in grades PreK-6 with a number of creative drama strategies for use in the classroom, on a daily basis and across the curriculum. Designed for the teacher who may not have had any prior knowledge or experience with creative drama, the book presents activities that are uncomplicated and versatile with a step-by step procedural guide to help the...

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    Lenore Kelner draws on extensive experience as a classroom teacher and a director of her own educational theater company to encourage all teachers to utilize creative drama techniques.

    —The Story Bag Newsletter

The Creative Classroom provides teachers in grades PreK-6 with a number of creative drama strategies for use in the classroom, on a daily basis and across the curriculum. Designed for the teacher who may not have had any prior knowledge or experience with creative drama, the book presents activities that are uncomplicated and versatile with a step-by step procedural guide to help the teacher implement the activities successfully. The activities are ideal for the whole language classroom and their multi sensory approach makes them applicable to students of all learning styles.

The techniques in the book can be used to reinforce and review subject matter as well as to promote language, comprehension, and thinking skills. Organized sequentially, from simple to the more complex, the instructional strategies allow teachers and students to risk in increments as they try something for the first time.

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Contents

Contents:
1.
An Overview
2. Activities for Review and Reinforcement
3. Strategies for Grammar & Spelling
4. Classifying & Sequencing Techniques
5. Activities That Deepen Comprehension & Promote Writing Skills: Visualization
6. Activities That Promote Language & Thinking Skills: Role Play
7. Literature Enrichment & Extension Activities: Story Dramatization
8. Strategies for Developing Creative Thinking: Playbuilding (Storybuilding)