Drama Activities That Promote and Extend Your Students' Vocabulary Proficiency
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
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.
Intervention in School and Clinic
Alber, S. R.,
Foil, C. R.
(2003). Drama Activities That Promote and Extend Your Students' Vocabulary Proficiency. Intervention in School and Clinic, 39(1), 22-29.
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