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.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching
This book is not about drama...
it's about new ways to inspire students