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Teacher's Guide to Dramatizing Stories

Teacher's Guide to Dramatizing Stories

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Published by Nelly Stancheva
A book by Margaret Lo
A book by Margaret Lo

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Published by: Nelly Stancheva on Jul 16, 2010
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What is drama?Whyusedrama o teachEnglishoyoungearners?Why dramatizetories?How doIchoosehe most appropriateramaactivity?When should usedrama or stories?
Part One: Drama techniques
MimeUsingstorydialogues nd scriptsRoleplayand mprovization
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SoundsObjectsCharactersScenesExploring nestory
Part Three:Making
PuppetsMasksPropsand costumesScenery
the storyrealPartFour: DramaproductionsPart Five:Drama andyour pupils
Introducingrama oyourclassEstablishingositive ttitudes owardsdramaClassroommanagementThe role of correction
BibliographyPhotocopiableWorksheets
I Workingwithsounds2 Mimingbjects3 lnterview4 Role cards5Mimeandguesshe scene6Characteractions7 Creatingdialogue8 Choosingcharacteror a stickpuppet9 Stickpuppetl0 Fingeruppets| | Simpleandpuppets12 Drink boxpuppetl3Headbandsndmasks14 Scriptl5 Dramaactivitychart
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&Whatis drama?
Drama s essentially creativeactivityinvolvingmovement,anguage,imagination,motion, ndsocialinteraction o represent story, asituation.momentor an act.Dramacanalsonvolveclothing, bjects,scenery nd music.When the word'drama'is mentioned everal ordscome omind: oleplay, cting,pretending, iming,erformance,theatre,uppets,haracters,cenes...the list sendless.n the classroom,dramaactivitiesange rom simplegamesnvolvingmovement,o anextendedrojectculminatingn publicperformance.
* Why use drama to teachEnglishoyounglearners?
Drama s an impoftantpartoftheschool urriculumn many ountries.Throughdrama, hildren xpand heirknowledgef the world; hey earnsocial kills nddevelopheircommunicationkills.When they akeontheroleof anothercharacter,heyconsiderhe thoughts,eelingndperspectivesfpeopledifferent romthemselves.t thesameime drama sa naturalpartof child'splay.Veryyounghildrenlaylet'spretend'orexample,hey feed heir toy animals,or driveheir toy trains o the station.Children ftenact out events n theirliveswhichhelps hemunderstandheworld andgiveshempractice nadultsituationsn a safe nvironmentSincerama nvolves sing anguagefor interaction ndcommunication,dramaactivities aveoundheir wayinto the languagelassroom.heemphasisn realcommunicationnthe languageearning asalsomeantthat languageeacherseed oconsider ontext,ntonation ndbodylanguageswell ashe actualwordsinoral communication.ramaby itsvery nature nvolves ll of theseelements.Whenteachingnglish,eacherseedto concern hemselves ithmorethanjustchildren'sanguageearning.Children re stilldevelopingndgrowingphysically,motionally ndintellectually,ndhiswholedevelopments not separateromtheirEnglishearning.hisneeds o be consideredhenchoosingctivitiesfor the languagelassroom. ramaactivitiesreideal n this regard,asthey develophe wholechildand develophe child'sanguagekills t the same ime.
& Why dramatize stories?
Storiesare a majorpart ofa child'sIife.Children earstories old to themor read o them byparents,iblingsand eachers. toriesare broughtochildrenhroughsongsnd hymes,but also hrough elevision nd hecinema.Manypreschoolhildrennaturallywant to act out stories hey

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