Into the Story: Language in Action Through Drama / Edition 1

Into the Story: Language in Action Through Drama / Edition 1

by Carole Miller, Juliana M Saxton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325006288

ISBN-13: 9780325006284

Pub. Date: 02/11/2004

Publisher: Heinemann

After years of research and teaching, Carole Miller and Juliana Saxton know one of the most engaging and effective tools to draw students into language, comprehension, and inquiry - and that's drama. Into the Story is a highly practical resource for language arts and literacy development based on "story drama structures" that have been piloted in elementary

Overview

After years of research and teaching, Carole Miller and Juliana Saxton know one of the most engaging and effective tools to draw students into language, comprehension, and inquiry - and that's drama. Into the Story is a highly practical resource for language arts and literacy development based on "story drama structures" that have been piloted in elementary and middle school classrooms. The book consists of ten lesson units capitalizing on the friendliness of picture books that can be found in any library. Its unique attribute is its accessibility to teachers with little or no training in drama or theatre.

Into the Story offers lessons that engage students in authentic encounters with ideas and dilemmas found in both the curriculum and their world. Story drama structures balance informational, expressive, and interactional language that appeals to generalist teachers K-7. What's more, the attention to detail will give teachers the confidence to work with what is, for many, a new methodology. For teachers familiar with drama, the same structures may be used as stepping off points or as models for planning their own lessons.

Miller and Saxton have created a resource in which teachers and students can discover how, by entering the story, drama becomes a compelling medium for learning. More than that, they've made it inviting, nonintimidating, and enticingly available. Alison Preece, a leading authority on language and literacy, says it simply: "This works."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325006284
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
719,842
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Falling into the Stories

On-the-Way-to-Big

Suppose a Wolf Came Out of the Forest?

Better Than Bed Socks

Still as Stone

Racing Northward

Of Dark and Wolfish Things

All Dried Up and Blown Away

A Wealth of Knowing to be Reaped

An Understanding Heart

A Powerful Thirst

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