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Table Of Contents

MErging ThEory and pracTicE
TErMinology and rolEs
gETTing sTarTEd
prEparing succEssful lEssons
paTTErns of progrEssion
guidElinEs for succEss
icE-BrEakErs
nursEry rhyME fingEr plays
Listening Levels
faMiliar songs
rhyThMic dialoguEs
sound Journals
crEaTivE MovEMEnT
EnsEMBlE playing in draMa
circlE gaMEs
choral rEading
characTEriZaTion
Characterization Activity: Autobiographies
group sTory Building
rEprEsEnTaTivE songs
sTory crEaTion
sTory crEaTion froM props
sTory crEaTion froM picTurEs
opEn-EndEd sToriEs
iMprovisaTion and Music
solo acTiviTiEs
EnsEMBlE acTiviTiEs
iMprovisaTion as sTory crEaTion
Integrating Creative Choices
sTory draMaTiZaTion
accoMpaniMEnT
a final word
Index
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Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom

Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom

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The third edition of this popular text uses music and drama to promote learning across the curriculum and with all types of learners. Based on arts integration standards, differentiated instruction techniques, and current research, Creative Drama and Music Methods provides the theory along with applications to help teachers build confidence in using the arts in their daily lesson plans. The text is filled with hands-on activities that guide pre-service and K-8th grade teachers in understanding that integrating drama and music is easy, fun, and vital to fostering a child's desire to explore, imagine, and learn. Examples are provided in each chapter, along with the purpose of the activity and tips for instruction. Rubin and Merrion provide activities that engage elementary and middle school students and range from simple stories and rhythmic activities to story dramatization and composition. All the activities can be comfortably incorporated into the classroom routine and place no additional burdens on the teacher. They are especially useful for educators with valid learning goals but limited experience in creative drama and music. Not typical for creative drama or music texts, Creative Drama and Music Methods takes a process approach to the two arts, placing primary significance on the learner's growth and development.
The third edition of this popular text uses music and drama to promote learning across the curriculum and with all types of learners. Based on arts integration standards, differentiated instruction techniques, and current research, Creative Drama and Music Methods provides the theory along with applications to help teachers build confidence in using the arts in their daily lesson plans. The text is filled with hands-on activities that guide pre-service and K-8th grade teachers in understanding that integrating drama and music is easy, fun, and vital to fostering a child's desire to explore, imagine, and learn. Examples are provided in each chapter, along with the purpose of the activity and tips for instruction. Rubin and Merrion provide activities that engage elementary and middle school students and range from simple stories and rhythmic activities to story dramatization and composition. All the activities can be comfortably incorporated into the classroom routine and place no additional burdens on the teacher. They are especially useful for educators with valid learning goals but limited experience in creative drama and music. Not typical for creative drama or music texts, Creative Drama and Music Methods takes a process approach to the two arts, placing primary significance on the learner's growth and development.

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