Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Spring” into Developing Reading Fluency

February 27, 2011 “Spring” into a new idea to help students develop reading fluency and expression. Use the MONOLOGUE (http://fcit.usf.edu/search/index.php?pageNum=1) audio clipping in the DRAMA/THEATER section of FCIT’s Resources as an example of reading a section of a story with … Continue reading

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Creative Dramatics in the Classroom

January 1, 2011 Looking for an exciting New Year’s Resolution for your professional development? Check out the article “Creative Dramatics in the Classroom” (http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/arts/dickinson_drama.htm) by Dee Dickinson. Dee Dickinson is the founder of NEW HORIZONS for LEARNING. (See more information … Continue reading

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Readers Theater

December 15, 2010 “Readers theatre—the oral expressive interpretation of a scripted piece of literature read in a dynamic, dramatic style—is an outstanding technique for encouraging vocabulary development, fluency and expression in all readers. Elementary educators across the country attest to … Continue reading

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Integrating Drama/Theater into the Classroom

December 1, 2010 Often when people think of “drama/theater” in school, they think of secondary or higher education – not necessarily K-5. Also, people may have the idea that “drama/theater” means ONLY performances on a stage. That could not be … Continue reading

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February is Black History Month

January 26, 2011 February has several “celebrations” on the calendar, one of which is Black History Month. Dramatic readings, short plays, puppet shows, reader’s theater, student podcasts,  student interviews with “historical figures,” and narrated PowerPoint presentations are Drama/theater-type activities that … Continue reading

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