Strengthening Verbal Skills Through the Use of Classroom Drama: A Clear Link

September 1st, 2000 | RESEARCH

The article discusses the research which showed that the usage of drama in the classroom by the educators can promote a deeper learning in the variety of verbal fields. Drama has been considered as an effective tool to improve the accomplishment in story understanding, reading achievement, reading preparedness and writing. The result has demonstrated that the drama helps the children to master the texts they enact and to practice the new materials that are not yet enacted. The study has showed that drama instruction can serve as a creative and effective instrument for learning that exceeds beyond the drama itself.


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Ann Podlozny, Author
University of Illinois, Publisher


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0021-8510

Publication: Journal of Aesthetic Education
Volume: 34
Number: 3-4
Page(s): 239

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs | Theater Programs