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Creative drama offers many techniques which provide a good way to approach curriculum goals. Introducing children to theater and play production in the classroom setting can create energy in the classroom, foster a sense of self-identification, and teach children to experientially appreciate drama as an art form. Multilevel learning is involved in theater production, including: (1) reading, memorizing and interpreting script; (2) writing notes and taking stage directions; (3) utilizing math concepts in building a set; (4) interdependence with fellow actors; (5) recognition of body language; and (6) use of voice through oral interpretation. Drama can also foster student motivation, through the excitement of organizing a play, directing, acting and developing scenes and characters. Steps to produce a play include reading the script orally, discussing and interpreting the script, and staging the play. (EF)

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Art, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Learning Motivation, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction

Author: Annarella, Lorie A.



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