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

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Alphabet Publishing
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7.0 X 10.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.81 pounds

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About the Author

ALICE SAVAGE comes from a theaterrical family, but she strayed from that path to become an English-language teacher. However, she could not escape her past. After many happy years in the classroom, she eventually came to realize that theater offers a great way to learn a language. She now lives in the most international city in the U.S., Houston, Texas, where she teaches, writes, and produces plays with her students at Lone Star College. In addition to the Integrated Skills Through Drama series, Alice has books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Wayzgoose Press.
As a teacher I am a teacher and materials writer from Connecticut. I fell in love with teaching English in the Peace Corps in Vanuatu, an island chain in the South Pacific which was the basis for Bali Ha'i in South Pacific. I had the most amazing class of Francophone Melanesian students who were working to complete their high school degrees. They inspired me and led me to love teaching. Since then I've worked around the world and taught a diverse range of students from Russian oil executives who needed to improve their English for business, to Kazakh scholarship recipients off to study in American universities, to Afghani high school students on the FLEX exchange program and middle-school children taking an extra-curricular speaking class. As a writer I began selling lesson plans and activities on my blog in 2007. There appeared to be an actual and growing demand for my work. So I began seeking out some small professional gigs, mostly helping fellow teachers develop lessons for their classes. My school began using me for more and more lesson plan development and editing. After winning a few lesson plan contests, I came to the attention of the Nick Robinson Agency and was very successful there. I continue to work with Nick and ELTJam, as well as independently. I publish my own books and lesson plans, write for publishers, copy-edit, and design activities and lesson plans for language schools, including online lessons as well as face to face classes. Clients for writing and editing have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Compass Publishing, 2LTI Testing and New Horizons Language Schools. Since 2015, I have been part of the leadership team of the Materials Writing Interest Section of the TESOL Association, the international association for English language professionals.