This workshop series is for any teacher who would like to learn strategies for engaging students during reading activities and techniques for reading aloud with expression.
In this workshop, participants explore several dramatic techniques that are readily adaptable for any classroom use. Using simple acting techniques for analyzing a script, participants explore dramatic pacing, how to create character voices and other reading enhancements, including gesture, facial expression and sound effect choices. We explore the use of eye contact, voice projection and articulation as a means of communication.
Selected readings from plays, poetry, novels and excerpts from history textbooks are used to illustrate dramatic reading options and choices with any style of text.
Each participant prepares a short presentation, monologue or other selected work, and has the opportunity to observe him/herself on videotape. The technique of constructive criticism is utilized to fine-tune abilities and observation skills.
No theater experience is necessary!
"This course offered lots of insights that can be useful in a special education classroom where students are often visual learners. The role-playing exercise to make connections to writing and story comprehension was excellent! I really enjoyed this workshop. What a treat!"~Elementary school teacher, Springfield, MA
For booking availability and pricing information, please contact Celine at (413) 534-3789.