What is Improvisation - What is Improvisation Improvisation is a kind of activity done without preparation Much of the speaking done in ESL\/EFL students

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What is Improvisation? Improvisation is a kind of activity done without preparation. Much of the speaking done in ESL/EFL students' classes is done with preparation--even if it's just a couple of minutes. However, in improvisation, students must create a scene, speak, act, react, and move without preparing. The decisions for what to say or do are made on the spot. What Children Like WHAT CHILDREN LIKE TO SEE AND DO Most seasoned drama specialists and teachers will tell you that children are generally quick to overreact and to do so very honestly. This is not a bad attribute when handled carefully. Generally speaking, creative drama sessions must be lively. The story should be acted out as well as told, the characters must be interesting and believable, and the children should be challenged to think and encouraged to be involved. The ultimate goal is to entertain and enlighten. Conflict and resolution is a must. In a nutshell, a drama session for children is analogous to a roller coaster. The exciting action and activities are best if followed by meaningful processes that take them to the top of the next hill. They'll enjoy the ride. From Theatre for Young Audiences, by Coleman Jennings •Welcome Home Improvisation Camps & Workshops: Cre8tive Drama, Boone, NC Teaching Creative Drama •Home •Arts Benefit Students •Creative Drama 101 •Being the "drama teacher" •Theatricalize Your Lesson Sample Drama Structures •Pantomime •Drama Games •Storytelling •Story Drama •Social Drama •Improvisation •Process Drama
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•Puppetry Sample Lesson Ideas •Grades K to 5 •Grades 6 to 8 •Grades 9 to 12 •Submit A Lesson Drama Resources
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  • Fall '10
  • Zavodny
  • Drama, Theatre, Improvisational theatre, Gordon Hensley

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