The Drama Book: Lesson Plans, Activities, and Scripts for English-Language Learners

Alice Savage (Author) Walton Burns (Editor)
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Description

Everything you need to get dramatic in the classroom

This easy-to-use, comprehensive teacher-resource book has lesson plans and practical activities that integrate theater into language learning. Plus ten original scripts so you can put the activities into action immediately! Drama and play scripts can be used to teach pronunciation, pragmatics, and other communication skills, as well as provide grammar and vocabulary practice!

Conveniently organized into two parts, Part 1 includes pragmatics mini-lessons, community builders, drama games, and pronunciation activities. There are also lesson plans for producing a play (either fully-staged or as Reader's Theater), as well as guidelines and activities for writing plays to use with (or without students, ) and suggestions for integrating academic content. You'll even find rubrics and evaluation schemes for giving notes and feedback.

Part 2 includes 10 original monologues and scripts of varying lengths that can be photocopied and used in the classroom. Specifically designed to feature everyday language and high frequency social interactions, these scenes and sketches follow engaging plot arcs in which characters face obstacles and strive to achieve objectives.

With a foreword by Ken Wilson, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in using the performing arts to help students become more confident and fluent speakers.

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Alphabet Publishing
Publish Date
August 01, 2019
Pages
206
Dimensions
7.0 X 0.44 X 10.0 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781948492324

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About the Author

Alice Savage comes from a family of theatre people. Her grandfather was a professor of theatre arts, and her father is a playwright. The Integrated Skills Through Drama series has given her the opportunity to bring together this family experience in the theatre with her love of teaching. In addition to the three plays in that series, Her Own Worst Enemy, Only the Best Intentions, and Rising Water, Alice has written many ELT books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Wayzgoose Press. Alice has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is currently a professor of ESOL at Lone Star College System, in Houston, Texas where she also does some teacher-training. She is grateful for the opportunity to spend time with young people who are exploring their own decisions about career and life.
The senior editor at Alphabet Publishing, Walton Burns began teaching English in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. He has taught Russian oil executives, middle-school children, and Kazakh scholarship recipients. Burns began selling lesson plans and classroom activities in 2007. After placing third in the BESIG business lesson plan content and winning the monthly One Stop Lesson Share contest, he began working for the Nick Robinson Agency as well as independently. Since 2014, Burns has served on the leadership team of the Materials Writing Interest Section of the TESOL Association. He continues to publish his own lesson plans. His clients have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Compass Publishing, 2LTI Testing, and New Horizons Language Schools. Besides his books with Alphabet Publishing, he is the author of Inside Writing Intro (OUP), Clue by Clue (Pro-Lingua), and a number of course books with Compass Publishing.