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