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Activities for Oral Language Development by Jodene Lynn Smith. Teacher Created Resources, 2005.  Communication is a skill it's never to early to develop! This book will help teach children from Grades K-2 to develop their speaking and listening skills. Some of the activities include storytelling, puppetry, impromptu speaking, reciting nursery rhymes, mystery object speech, and reciting a poem speech. Reproducible activities for classroom use are included, as well as parent letters and mini-posters. 80 pages. BTH-4148. $9.89-D

 

Character Education Book of Plays: Elementary Level by Judy Truesdell Mecca. Incentive Publications, 2001. The plays in this book are intended to be performed by elementary students. They offer teachers a tool for encouraging morality in their students. The plays teach the positive values that were once taken for granted: respect, honesty, responsibility, commitment, love, and courage. The seven plays included are all original. They are reproducible for classroom use. 143 pages. BTH-3022. $14.36-D

Character Education Book of Plays: Middle Grades by Judy Truesdell Mecca. Incentive Publications, 2001. This collection of original monologues, duets, and plays encourages values such as respect, honesty, love, responsibility, commitment, courage, patience, joyfulness, tolerance, loyalty, and citizenship in a fun, uplifting, hopeful, and often humorous way. You’ll love the boy band song We Want Respect and the knee-slapping humor of Joy Goodheart and the Mustache Melodrama. Sit back and enjoy the show! The seven plays included are all original. They are reproducible for classroom use. 144 pages. BTH-5573. $14.36-D

 

  

 

 

EP-242.jpg (13333 bytes)Classroom Plays for Social Studies, published by Edupress. Each book contains four plays on a specific social studies theme to be used in a classroom setting. These plays make great foundations and stepping-off points for further research and study on the topics they cover. Each book in the series includes an introduction for teachers and hints on getting ready: deciding on the type of production to do, assigning parts, setting the stage, the first read-through, rehearsals, and costumes. Each book is 48 pages and is reproducible for classroom use.

    Classroom Plays for Social Studies: America in the 1800's includes "Lewis and Clark Expedition: Leading American Westward," "The Story of American's National Anthem," The Cherokee Trail of Tears," and "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Canada!" BTH-239, $7-19-D

   Classroom Plays for Social Studies: American Biographies includes "George Washington: America's Founding Father," "A Lunch Time Visit with Abraham Lincoln,"  "Chief Sitting Bull: Life of a Warrior," and "Taking a Walk for Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr." BTH-484, $7.19-D

   Ancient Civilizations includes "Building the Great Pyramid," "The Code of Hammurabi," "A Child's Day in Caesar's Rome." and "The Story of the Trojan Horse."BTH-3959. $7.19-D

   Classroom Plays for Social Studies: Early America includes "Saving the Virginia Colony," "Daily Life in Colonial America," "July 4, 1776: America's First Birthday," and "Valley Forge: Turning Point of the Revolution." BTH-237. $7.19-D

 

EI-027-OAP.jpg (20180 bytes)Create-a-Drama: Writing a Script, by Eleanor Hoomes. Educational Impressions. This book can be used as a creative writing unit or as a unit on drama. It will develop students' abilities in observing, recalling, applying, analyzing, interpreting, concluding, synthesizing, and evaluating. It will also encourage divergent and convergent thinking as it contributes to the development of the students' oral, written, and imaginative skills. When the students finish the unit they should have had a wonderful  time writing a script and producing a play. Student worksheets are reproducible. 80 pages. For grades 5-10+.
Cat. #BTH-2411. $12.56-D

Creative Drama: Great Ideas for Improvisation and Mime by Mary Brook.: Educational Impressions, 2008. This book introduces students to a range of activity types including building dialogues; quick improvisations; improvisations with individuals, pairs and groups; building characters and situations; and movement and mime. Activities can be used across the curriculum in a range of role-play situations or just for fun. Grades 5 and up. BTH-5239. $10.76-D.

Debating in the Middle Grades with 120 Debate Topics: Teacher Edition by Jim McAlpine, Betty Wiencek, Sue Jeweler, and Marion Finkbinder. Educational Impressions, 2009. This book is designed to teach students the debate process and procedures as well as how and when to apply these strategies to a variety of debate activities and formats. A glossary of important terms and a simulation are provided. The simulation may be used as a guide for understanding the debate process, a model for an actual debate and/or a handout to help students prepare for their own debate experience. More than 100 debate topics are included in this resource! Grades 5 to 8. Student pages are reproducible. Includes charts for Bloom's Taxonomy and Creative Problem Solving.  BTH-5240. $13.46-D

Developing Listening Skills, Intermediate, by Debra Housel. Teacher Created Materials, 160 pages. Listening skills are important for following directions and understanding concepts. They correlate closely with reading behaviors such as auditory memory and  reading with expression. Students who learn to be active listeners will usually also develop their reading comprehension skills as a byproduct. Helping students become better listeners who understand and remember what they hear and take adequate notes when appropriate isn't an easy task. But this book helps by offering a logical and sequential step-by-step process to help students in grades 3-5 recognize what information is important, take effective notes, and express their understanding in written responses.

Students begin with basic listening skill-building activities, learn to tell the difference between fact and opinion, and learn to recognize which key words signal that important information is to follow.  After these introductory activities, there are 12 different passages to read from four different genres: folktales, literature selections, magazine articles, and newspaper articles. These are read aloud by the teacher, and students respond to what they hear in writing. The passages progress in difficulty. Student response worksheets are reproducible for classroom use. BTH-469. $13.49-D

Effective Speaking: Storytelling and other Forms of Public Speaking by Jennifer Loughton. Educational Impressions, 2008. Previously published by User Friendly Resources. This book deals with the mechanics of language and how we are able to produce speech. It discusses the role of the tongue lips, and other body parts connected with speech, the relationship between speech and language, and other factors that affect the way we sound when we speak. It also introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet. Other topics include telling stories, oral history interviews, public speaking, and language connotations, including gender-biased language. For grades 5-8. BTH-4677. $10.76-D

 

 

 

From the Page to the Stage: Enhancing Literacy through Puppetry, Drama, and Retelling by Mary Beth Barr. A Rigby Press publication for teachers of grades K-3. The author explains why drama is important in the development of oral language skills and how to incorporate its use into the curriculum you must teach anyway. She says: "..role-playing, drama, puppetry, and storytelling will not take away from what you teach. Instead they will provide the tools with which to teach the concepts you are already required to present. The material will stay with your students longer and will be more fun for all involved." (p. 14)

I have observed with with my own children while we were home schooling. I remember one vacation we took to Colorado. We visited Mesa Verde National Park and observed and walked through many Native America dwellings. We then camped by a lake for a week. Almost as soon as we got to the lake, my daughter decided on her own to make a model of one of the dwellings we had seen out of the mud. It made it more real for her. We did a lot of camping that year, and we gave my son a Playmobile® camping set for Christmas with an RV and other camping related items. He spent hours and hours playing with it, reenacting our trips and others in his imagination, using the toys as tools. After we visited a local adobe on a living history day, my son began to try making the bricks himself. He wanted to make a fort with them.

This  book covers basic puppetry techniques, making simple and inexpensive puppets, and making puppet theaters.  It also contains finger plays and action rhymes, using drama to support guided reading, and scripts and fun recipes for popular fairy tales. Assessment pages are included, and there are also references and suggestions for further reading. Portions intended for classroom use are reproducible.  144 pages. BTH-1336. $13.49-D

 

Greek Myth Plays by Carol Pugliano-Martin. Scholastic, 2008. Help students build fluency and gain confidence with the timeless tales of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, Pandora's Box, Demeter and Persephone, and more. This collection of short scripts features parts that are written to accommodate readers at different proficiency levels-so everyone can participate. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities. 72 pages. For Grades 3-5.  BTH-4675 (Slight Damage, $9.93-S) or New condition, BTH-4676. $10.79 (currently out of stock. )

 

 

 

 

History Readers' Theater for Grades 5-8. Let your students become more involved in the drama of history. Use these original, convenient, pull-out, reproducible scripts based on historic events and highlights to get away from the textbooks periodically and bring what they've been reading to life. Three titles at this level are available. Follow the links for more detailed descriptions and cover art. 

    Ancient History Readers' Theater
    U.S. History Readers' Theater

    World History Reader's Theater

 

 

 

Holiday Plays Thanksgiving, Christmas by Carol B. Kaplan. Milliken Publishing, 1988. Children will bring holiday stories to life through drama, music, art, language, and gross motor activities. The book contains a CD, and a resource guide loaded with songs, music, and step by-step directions for classroom use or performance. The CD contains both songs with lyrics, and piano accompaniment only . These plays are loaded with wonderful music and catchy lyrics that children will want to sing over and over. Play titles are "No Turkey for Perky" and "Bob Humbug, the Christmas Grump."  For ages 4-7. 36 pages. BTH-4709. $16.16-D

 

How to Do Plays with Children, an Evan-Moor publication. This is a comprehensive resource book on doing dramatic productions with children that tells you absolutely everything you need to know. It covers drama across the curriculum, planning, organizing, costuming, scenery, and scripts. It includes Readers Theater short skits and full-length plays. You can use the plays as they are written, as choral verse, as reading assignments, as the basis of student rewrites (to fit another time period, culture, or area), or as a model for writing original plays.

    Some of the plays, those in Part 2, can be performed as "headband plays" where headbands are the only costumes. Directions are given for making the headbands. These are literature based and it appears the script is the book being read, with the characters coming to life in time to recite their parts. Most of the stories will be familiar to children or can be read and learned in the classroom. They include Henny Penny, The Three Little Kittens, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Gingerbread man, The Three Little Pigs, The Lion and the Mouse, Caps for Sale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. These plays are more like play activities that can be rather spontaneous and a way to see how well children have comprehended the story a play is based on.

    Part 3 consists of rhyming plays and  take-home practice scripts are provided, as well as a reproducible invitation and play program. These plays include Mother Goose is Loose, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, A Flea on Santa's Tree (Christmas), and Spring Starts Here (for Groundhog's Day).

    Part 4 has plays based on favorite folk tales, and they have enough parts for everyone in the class to have one -- up to 30 students. These include Things Could be Worse, The Magic Pasta Pot, and The Shoemaker and the Elves.

    Part 5 consists of Reader's Theater Scripts where students can read their parts rather than memorizing them. These include Cave Pet, Do You Know About Whales?, The Gigantic Rutabaga (folktale of Russia), The Right Way to Ride a Donkey (folktale of Nigeria), and The Three Brothers and the Singing Toad (A Folktale of Mexico).

The last page has suggestions for creating your own plays. BTH-571. $25.92-D

 

How to Do Plays with Rhymes by De Gibbs, Camille Liscinsky, and Leslie Tryon. Evan-Moor, 2010. This book for grades 1-3 contains five plays that are easy to perform, delightful full-color masks and props, and are correlated to state standards. They build oral fluency and creative expression as they support ELLS and students at multiple reading levels. Play titles are  Mother Goose is Loose, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gigantic Rutabaga,  and Spring Starts Here (for Groundhog's Day).176 pages. BTH-5608. $17.99-D Click here for more details and a chance to flip through the book.

How to Do Plays from Favorite Tales by Camille Liscinsky. Evan-Moor, 2010. This book for grades 4-6+ contains five plays that are easy to perform, delightful full-color masks and props, and are correlated to state standards. They build oral fluency and creative expression as they support ELLS and students at multiple reading levels. Play titles are Things Could be Worse, The Magic Pasta Pot, What is an Elephant?, The King Who Would Not Laugh, and  Dorothy in the Land of the Blahs. 176 pages. BTH-5609. $17.99-D Click here for more details and a chance to flip through the book.

Language and Thinking for Young Children by Ruth Beechick (with Jeannie Nelson) An oral language manual for parents and teachers of kindergarten and primary children. Is ideal for helping children who have not yet learned to read grow in their language skills to lay the foundation for writing later on. $7.15-D

Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn by Jennifer Loughton. Educational Impressions, 2007. This book is focused on teaching active listening as a language function: its processes, its importance in communication, its role in critical thinking and evaluation, and its relationship to speaking. Reproducible lessons are divided into three sections: Listening and Communicating, Ways of Listening, and Being a Better Listener. Included in the lessons are such things as motivation in learning to listen, levels of listening, critical listening, reflective listening, discerning the feelings behind words, and much more. Lesson material utilizes many types of materials and methods including conversations, diagrams, self-quizzes, answering questions, even Shakespeare quotes. Since answers are open-ended and will vary, there is no answer key.  Intended for grades 5-8 but could also be used with higher grades or even adults. 56 pages.
 BTH- 3878. $10.76-D

 

Leveled Read-Aloud Plays: U.S. Civic Holidays by J.M. Wolf. Scholastic, 2007. The leveled speaking parts in these fun-to-read plays encourage students with a range of reading abilities to participate in class and comprehend it all. As students read, review, and repeat their lines, they practice fluent oral reading. At the same time, they learn the history and importance of five key holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Presidents' Day, Earth Day, and Memorial Day. 80 pages. For grades 3-5. BTH-4218. $11.69-D

 

 

 

 

Leveled Readers' Theater, produced by Evan Moor. Available for Grades 1-6+. Leveled scripts, parts at multiple reading levels, dictionary pages, and activities help you provide meaningful reading practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights, Camera, Action! A Guide to  Video Instruction and Production in the Classroom , Revised Edition by Bruce Limpus. Prufrock Press, ©2002. This book offers practical suggestions for those who would like to incorporate video production into their curriculum. There is a beginning section on organizing and producing a video project. This is followed by suggestions on making a number of different kinds of video projects, including television commercials, soap operas, documentaries, television news, and more. A glossary of helpful terms is found at the end, along with information on story boards. Over 90 pages.  BTH-1465. $17.76-D

 

 

 

 

Literature-Based Reader's Theater Scripts from Edupress, available for grades 2-5.

Plays that Teach: Plays, Activities, and Songs with a Message by Judy Truesdell Mecca. Incentive Publications, 1992. This resource book of plays offers both flexibility and creative fun. If you want every member of the class to participate, there are choruses and optional speaking parts. Or you can have a smaller cast if you prefer. Each original play has a gentle lesson: "You Can Do It" encourages children to aim for the career they want, regardless of gender. "It's Not Too Late" encourages conservation and preservation of the environment. "Rusty the Red Bear" deals gently with the issue of prejudice. "What a World" encourages children to take pleasure in the simple magic of each day. "Edward and the Kitemaker" encourages children to develop their own special talents, regardless of what others think is more "cool." "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise" teaches health principles and practices as well as compassion. Each play is about half an hour in length to perform.

Each play has notes for the teacher or director with suggestions for costumes and props that do not require much in the way of time or money. There are simple lessons in theatrical terms and staging and original songs to turn each play into a musical. Along with each play there are activities to help children develop vocabulary, discussion, and writing skills. 95 pages. BTH-3023. $10.76-D

 

Public Speaking: A Student Guide by Katharine P. O'Neal. This book is ideal for any 4-8 grade student who needs to present an oral report. It contains the basics of public speaking in an easy-to-understand format. Topics covered include getting organized, preparing a great opener, using visual aids, getting the audience involved, and being confident. This is a book, not a reproducible teacher book. BTH-572. $9.86-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

EI-034-3AP.jpg (17393 bytes)Public Speaking for Kids, by Charlotte Jaffe and Barbara Doherty. Published by Educational Impressions. If you've been looking for a practical way to teach public speaking skills to children in grades 4-8, this is it. The reproducible activities and lessons presented here teach the basic elements of good speaking, and how to put them into practice. Students will learn how to use their voices properly, and how to use eye contact, body language and facial expressions to enhance their presentations. There are tips for  preparing oral presentations, an evaluation checklist and a chance to practice impromptu speaking with the Pick a Prompt activity. Then students will move on to a greater variety of speaking experiences, formal and informal, and they will learn to write speeches and prepare for oral assignments correctly. As a culminating activity, students will research important sites within their community and develop talks about these places so they may act as "tour guides," taking their audience on a journey "all around the town." This is a great resource for speech classes and clubs. 64 pages. Cat. #BTH-036. $10.56-D

 

 

Read-Aloud Plays: The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid Three Classics Adapted Into Engaging Plays Plus Background and Activities Just for Middle Schoolers by Gwen Bowers. Scholastic, 2007. Friendship, suffering, betrayal, adventure themes that motivate middle schoolers to read take center stage in three plays that capture the most widely read epics by Homer and Virgil. This resource has everything teachers need to introduce each classic story: a short play written for middle-school readers, background information, vocabulary, activities, and quizzes. Each play contains more than twenty speaking parts, giving all students an opportunity to participate. 80 pages. For grades 5 and up. BTH-4219. $11.69-D

 

 

 

Readers' Theater: A Steck-Vaughn publication. For grades 3-6. Contains four plays. Each contains 8-10 student parts per play. There are multiple reading levels in each play so that all students can participate. There is both a teacher's guide and a list of extension activities for each play. Here are the plays:

    "Joey's Private War": Joey becomes a spy to get valuable information to American forces.

    "The Tomorrow Radio": A radio begins picking up reports from the next day's events.

    "The Disappearing Change": Being invisible can be a problem.

    "The Field Trip": A class field trip becomes a lesson in Native American History.

Cat. # SV-61753. $10.79-D

 

Readers' Theater II, by Steck Vaughn, for upper elementary and middle grades. These seven plays (four serious and three humorous) allow students of varying reading levels to participate together. The plays have parts for eight to thirteen characters, with reading levels from grades 2-6. No costumes or props are needed. These plays give students a reason to reread text and practice fluency. There are also five poems included for choral reading: "Changed" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Lamplighter" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe,  "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley, and "Three Wise Women" by Elizabeth T. Corbett.

Before each play is a two-page guide for the teacher. It includes a cast of characters with the reading level for each specified. It also has a play summary, a vocabulary list with pages indicated where words are used, and discussion questions for use before the play is performed. A "Thinking it Over" section offers questions to discuss on the content of the play. There are hints for minor props and sound effects to be used in two types of presentations -- radio play and classroom play. There are also extension activities for use with each play. The book has limited reproduction rights for classroom use. These plays will help students improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.  BTH-2410. $15.29-D

 

 

  Reader's Theater and So Much More by Brenda and Tom McGee. McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, 2006. This book is written for grades 2–6, and contains plays, skits, and independent research activities with an innovative twist for differentiated instruction. This high-interest book of humorous skits and plays is a jumping-off place for research and creativity for students of all ability levels.

Each of the plays comes with suggestions for differentiating and extending the lesson’s content. These plays not only provide a legitimate reason for students to reread text and practice fluency, but they also promote cooperative interaction with peers. Subjects of the plays range from Aesop's Fables to pets, transportation, rain forest ecosystems, biographies, oceanography, tolerance, fossils, Civil War, and more. A couple of choral readings are also included. 112 pages. BTH-4533. $17.99-D

 

 

Readers' Theater for Primary Grades, a Steck-Vaughn publication, 2005. For grades 1-3. These 12 plays allow students of varying reading levels to participate together. Reading levels for parts vary from grades 1.1 to 3.9. These plays give students a reason to reread text and practice fluency. The themes of the plays include well-known folktales, realistic stories, and nonfiction selections. Before each play is a two-page guide for the teacher. It includes a cast of characters with the reading level for each specified. It also has a play summary, a vocabulary list with pages indicated where words are used, and discussion questions for use before the play is performed. There are directions for minor props. Each play targets a specific verbal skill. There are also extension activities for use with each play. Three comprehension activities also follow each play. The book has limited reproduction rights for classroom use. These plays will help students improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. 176 pages. BTH-2567. $15.29-D

 

 

Reading, Writing, and Workshopping Plays by Susan Battye. Educational Impressions, 2007. This resource for grades 5-8 is valuable for any teacher who wants to introduce his students to reading, writing, and performing plays. it could probably be effectively used with even higher grades. First it encourages the class reading of a student-selected one-act play which is then discussed. Then a wide reading of other plays is suggested. Then the conventions of playwriting and the theater are reviewed. Students are then encouraged to write their own plays and they are taught how. They learn about text and sub-text, theme, style and genre, staging, character, plot, theatrical conventions, and preparing the script. Many helpful worksheets are provided, including a Play Overview and a Playwriting Self-Assessment Sheet. 52 pages. Reproducible for classroom use. BTH-3856. $10.56-D

 

 

 

Real-Life Drama for Real, Live Students: A Collection of Monologues, Duet Acting Scenes, and a Full-Length Play  by Judy Truesdell Mecca. Incentive, 1997. For middle grades, Some might even be used with older students in a drama class. Among the selection are a historical monologue for a girl on Susan B. Anthony, a historical duet about Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, a historical monologue for a boy on Watergate, a historical duet for a boy and girl on Pocahontas and John Smith, a full-length play on Cinderella to perform for younger children, and a variety of other humorous and dramatic selections. All selections will be of interest to middle school students and add a bit of fun to English, history, speech, and drama classes.  111 pages. BTH- 3158. $13.49-D

 

 

 

 

Short Plays for Building Fluency: Famous Americans by multiple authors. Scholastic, 2008. Formerly published as Famous Americans, 22 Short Plays for the Classroom. Help build students' reading fluency and build awareness of important people in U.S. history through fact-based, original plays about 22 famous Americans. These read-aloud biographical plays provide kids with the repeated practice they need to read with speed, automaticity, and expression-the key elements of fluency. Background information, discussion questions, extension activities, and literature links round out this versatile resource. Subjects of plays include Christopher Columbus, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, John Muir, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, Susan Picotte, Nellie Bly, The Wright Brothers, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Langston Hughes, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr, Jackie Robinson, Cesar Chavez, and Neil Armstrong. For grades 4-8. BTH-4661. $17.99-D

Short Plays, a Steck-Vaughn series featuring two-page plays for two students. There are 25 plays in all, and they are reproducible for classroom use.$7.16-D each

      Short Plays, Grades 2-3: Each of the six units has several  plays. Here are the unit themes: Adventures; The Flying Saucer; Lost in the Woods; Friends and Food; Detectives; and How Strange. Cat # SV-83927

 

Smart Speaking: 60-Scond Strategies for More Than 100 Speaking Problems and Fears by Laurie Schloff and Marcia Yudkin. Penguin, 1992. This book will help you handle all the problems you have in communicating orally with others, whether it be talking on the phone, interacting at meetings, making a presentation, being nervous before giving a speech, not liking how your voice sounds, handling and giving criticism, breaking dates, knowing what to say during an awkward moment, working though communication problems, and much more. You will find solutions to over 100 oral communication problems that almost everyone has to face at one time or another at home, at work, and in personal relationships. This book has a remainder mark (black marker line on bottom edge). 242 pages. BTH-3881. $5.93-B

 

So to Speak: Storytelling, Improvization [sic], Role-Playing, and More! by Peter Alford. Educational Impressions, 2007. The aim of the activities in this book is to develop students' ability to think creatively and critically using verbal language. The exercises promote growth in the following areas: formal or conventional speech; improvised and impromptu speech; questioning; reporting and describing; directing; and reasoning. A number of techniques are provided for teaching the skills; roleplay and dramatization; problem solving; improvisations; story telling; group discussion and working in pairs; announcements; commentary; viewing; broadcasting; instructing; conversations; prepared talks; arguments and debates; interviews; describing; listing; and embellishing. Poster pages show (1)How to be an effective speaker and (2) How to be an effective listener. There are 45 exercises in all. Each has four parts: the activity focus, preparation, activity instructions, and activity extensions. Student pages are reproducible for classroom use. 112 pages. BTH-3857. $15.26-D

 

 

Speak with Success: A Student's Step-by-Step Guide to Fearless Public Speaking by Susan J. Benjamin. Good year Books, 2007. Designed for middle and high school students, this handbook takes you step-by-step through the process of speech preparation and delivery, from analyzing your audience to the use of your voice. You will learn how to prepare informative, demonstrative, and persuasive speeches, and how to hold the interest of your audience. 186 pages. BTH-5577. $13.46-D

 

Speakers' Club: A complete developmental program from Dandy Lion which prepares young people to become confident speakers. It includes lessons, student information, and evaluation forms for making introductions, doing oral reports, writing a speech, mastering speaking techniques, and delivering a polished presentation. Reproducible. Cat.# BTH-585. $9.86-D

           

   

   

   

   

       

   

Using Drama in the Classroom  by Susan Battye. Educational Impressions, 2007. This book is designed to help beginning drama students in grades 5-8 build confidence. The book contains instructions for presenting nine skill-building workshops in the following skill areas: improvisation, characterization, using music, making an entrance and accepting applause, working with a script, movement and dance, and performing for an audience. Student evaluation sheets are included, as are teacher objectives and lesson plans. Student pages may be reproduced for classroom use. 48 pages. BTH-5451. $10.76-D
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