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Reinvite Drama Into Classrooms, Part 2

Exploring Stories Through Process Drama

Nancy L. Roser, Miriam Martinez, Holly Carrell Moore, & Deborah Palmer

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Reinvite Drama Into Classrooms, Part 2 - Exploring Stories Through Process Drama

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Children love stories, and this article takes reading in the classroom to new heights by using process drama. Process drama enables students to jump into the story before it is complete to reenact scenes that generate critical thinking about characters' choices and to create new scenes to affect the outcome. The authors show you how to use process drama to deepen students' story comprehension and how to select stories for dramatic reenactments, leading you through the practice of incorporating process drama to fully engage students in the classroom.

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