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A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension: Strategies and Activities for Classroom Teachers

Lenore Blank Kelner
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A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension: Strategies and Activities for Classroom Teachers

By Lenore Blank Kelner, Rosalind M. Flynn
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Author
Lenore Blank Kelner
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ISBN
9780325007946
Published Date
01/01/2006
Pages
240
Integration occurs when separate parts or elements are combined into a unified whole. A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension focuses on classroom arts integration - equally incorporating skills in drama and reading comprehension into all lessons. Drama and reading comprehension share a multitude of authentic connections, including meaning making and interpretation. Each subject complements the other, leading, ideally, to increased abilities in both. A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension explains the what, how, and why of effective classroom drama as well as how drama increases students’ reading comprehension skills.

A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension is designed for teachers with little to no experience in drama. It contains information, advice, directions, steps, tips, charts, lists, photos, and ideas for use with students in grades one through eight. Readers will find in-depth explanations of the layers of effective educational drama experiences based on classroom texts. Kelner and Flynn devote individual chapters to each of four drama strategies-story dramatisation, character interviews, tableau, and human slide shows-with a step-by-step process for integration of the drama strategy and reading comprehension.

Table of contents
  • 1. Drama and Reading Comprehension: Merging Purposes
  • 2. Drama and Reading Comprehension: Background and Objectives
  • 3. Preparing for Drama
  • 4. Assessment
  • 5. Story Dramatization
  • 6. Character Interviews
  • 7. Tableau
  • 8. Human Slide Shows
  • Works Cited
  • Selected Bibliography
  • The National Standards for Theatre
  • Glossary of Basic Drama and Theatre Terms