This Book Is Not About Drama explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve in to more complex opportunities, including creating rituals, exploring the storyteller’’’’s voice, demonstrating read-aloud, celebrating role-playing, and more. Classroom glimpses illustrate the power that students can bring to their learning as they share within groups and find ways to involve their audience.
|Publisher:||Pembroke Publishers Limited|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Bob is a graduate of Hamilton Teacher's College and McMaster University and has experience working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms as a teacher, language arts consultant, arts coordinator, governments education officer, and lecturer.
For the past eighteen years, he's been working as an artist and storyteller in schools with Prologue to the Performing Arts and Learning Through the Arts -- Royal Conservatory of Music. He is also an instructor of dramatic arts in continuing education at the University of Toronto.
Bob says that he became a teacher because he wanted an opportunity to work in a way that allowed him to be creative. His areas of specialty are storytelling, drama, and poetry. He is the author of several picture books, story collections, nonfiction books, and textbooks.
Bob is married with two children and five grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, reading, and gardening.
David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than 25 years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write. As a classroom teacher, consultant, speaker, and writer he has delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. He has given hundreds of speeches and workshops throughout North America, Australia, and England and has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs.