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Story Drama

Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud

by (author) David Booth

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2014
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2005
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
    List Price

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This revised and expanded edition of a popular classic resource explores constructive ways to use drama and story to engage students in learning, through all areas of the curriculum. Organized around proven ways to use all types of stories, each chapter features effective frameworks and workshop lessons easily implemented in any classroom. The work is built around shared stories — picture books, folktales, novels, historical narratives, and true life events. Teachers will find numerous innovative ways to incorporate a variety of drama processes, including improvising, role playing, mime, storytelling, enacting, playmaking, reading aloud, writing in role, and performing.

About the author

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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