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Acting it out : using drama in the classroom to improve student engagement, reading, and critical thinking

Author: Juliet Hart; Mark Onuscheck; Mary T Christel
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2017
Series: Eye on education book
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Hart; Mark Onuscheck; Mary T Christel
ISBN: 9781138677432 1138677434 9781138677449 1138677442
OCLC Number: 993785766
Description: xii, 126 p.
Contents: ContentsMeet the Authors Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Bringing Dramatic Literature to Life Through An Active ApproachWhat Does "Acting It Out" Really Involve? Offering A Bit of Context: TimeLine Theatre Company and Chicago Public Schools PartnershipNot Just in Drama Class: Using Active Approaches in Any ClassroomOpportunity for ReflectionChapter 2: Engaging Students: The Key IngredientMake the Connection: Engagement and Standards for Learning Empowering Learners: Long Term OutcomesOpportunity for ReflectionChapter 3: Opening Up the Classroom Actor's Toolkit: Promoting Student EngagementHow to Build an EnsembleIntroducing Classroom Actor Basics Sharing Energy and Building TrustMaking Body and Voice ConnectionsCreating A New Approach to Bell Ringers and Redirection StrategiesBeyond Bell Ringer Ensemble Building Activities: Exploring a Monologue Activity #6: Group Monologue WorkFostering "Buy In" and A Classroom that "Connects" Opportunity for Reflection Chapter 4: The Play's the Thing: To Read or Not To Read Dramatic LiteratureWhy Read a Play? Act One: Start by Addressing Accessible Literary ThemesAct Two: Build Critical Thinking Around Social IssuesAct Three: Create and Recreate Historical Perspective Opportunity for Reflection Chapter 5: Acting It Out: Applying Active Approaches to Scene StudyIntroducing the PlaySelecting Scenes and MonologuesStarting the Rehearsal ProcessMore Body and Character ConnectionsCasting the Scenes, Creating Rehearsal Groups Starting with a "Table Read"The Reader-Feeder ApproachMoving with a Purpose: Blocking the SceneShowing ScenesAssessment: What Are My Students Learning? How Do They Want to Grow?Building Confidence, Fostering SuccessOpportunity for ReflectionHandout: Self-Assessment: My Personal GoalsHandout: Formative Assessment: Checklist for Meeting Rehearsal ObjectivesRubric: Summative Assessment of Scene ShowingChapter 6: Discovering the World of the Play: Researching Complementary Nonfiction, Primary Sources, and Visual TextsWhat is a Dramaturg?Teacher as Dramaturg: Providing Students with Complementary Non-fiction TextsStudents as Dramaturgs: Researching the World of the PlaySeeing the World of the Play Through Visual Media ResearchThe Play's "Backstory": Creating a Dramaturgical Packet Step into the Play's World: Creating a "Lobby Display" for the ClassroomOpportunity for ReflectionHandout: Brainstorming to Set a Research AgendaChapter 7: It's All Connected: Making Interdisciplinary Connections through Dramatic Texts Why Interdisciplinary Connections through Dramatic Texts? Excerpting a Play, Capturing a Crucial Moment in HistoryUse History Plays Like Time MachinesMore Specifically: Unpack Social Issues Use Plays to Establish a Different Viewpoint on SegregationUse Plays to Gain a Different Viewpoint on Prejudice Use Plays to Study the Role of Harassment in CultureUse Plays to Expose the Stories of Internment and GenocideOpportunity for Reflection Chapter 8: Measuring Growth: Activities for Exploration, Reflection, and Assessment Setting the Stage for Exploration: Previewing the Play, Its Issues, and ThemesCharacter Development Activities for Deeper Exploration and as Formative Assessment ToolsCapstone Writing ActivitiesBringing It All TogetherOpportunity for ReflectionHandout: Character DossierHandout: Coat of Arms Template Appendix A: Lesson PlansAppendix B: Recommended PlaysAppendix C: Recommended Resources References
Series Title: Eye on education book
Responsibility: Juliet Hart, Mark Onuscheck, and Mary T. Christel

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