Title

Drama Activities That Promote and Extend Your Students' Vocabulary Proficiency

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2003

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Students with limited vocabulary development tend to have difficulty mastering important language arts skills such as reading comprehension and written expression. Using drama activities to teach target vocabulary words can be an effective and motivating instructional practice for all students; especially those with learning problems. This article presents specific drama activities for teachers to implement when introducing new vocabulary, conducting guided practice, facilitating cooperative learning groups, and assigning independent practice. Additionally, we make recommendations for promoting generalization of new vocabulary.

Publication Title

Intervention in School and Clinic

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

22

Last Page

29