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Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom
     

Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom

by Janet E. Rubin, Margaret Merrion
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Laura A. McCammon
Teachers will find Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom to be an excellent resource for their classroom practice. The book includes many 'tried and true' activities for both creative drama and music, logically layered for building skills, with clear directions for classroom use. Each chapter includes a detailed lesson plan integrating music and drama with other subjects. Readers will also find many book and music titles and useful websites.
Joanna Kraus
Imaginative exercises and activities that integrate sound, rhythm and melody with students' creative expression utilizing familiar songs, music and games with creative drama exercises and story material. All are connected to a curriculum focus. Creative Drama and Music Methods is an excellent and useful resource for the elementary and middle school classroom teacher.
John Ceschini
This book is ideal for educators who want to integrate drama and music into their curriculum. The activities are practical and easy to use for all classroom teachers. You don’t have to be a music or drama teacher to use this book. The authors know how to make learning fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442204614
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Janet E. Rubin, Ph.D., is professor of theatre at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Margaret Merrion serves as professor and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Western Michigan University.

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