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. Volume 21 Number 20 . . . . January 30, 2015
In the past three editions of Dramathemes, Larry Swartz has provided a collection of dramatically engaging literacy resources for anyone involved with arts-based experiential learning. In other words, all of the lessons, games, and resources in this comprehensive manual provide the instructor with the means necessary to engage the students in participatory educational strategies focussed on literacy skill building.
However, why purchase the fourth edition if you already own the other editions? Swartz has updated resources, complemented strategies with further details, and expanded areas of critical reflection for both the instructor and participants.
The beginning contents of the book introduce the themes developed over the 10 chapters. These themes/chapters include:
Swartz shares a few words about his book:
The 10 chapters are based on popular thematic explorations in literature for young people:
Swartz also includes a short summary of what is different about the 4th edition of Dramathemes.
The quote above is intended to answer ‘why’ this text would be a welcome addition to any educator’s library.
Jocelyn A. Dimm has a Masters degree in Drama Education and has taught Drama Education, Literacy Design, and Young Adult Literature for 13 years at the University of Victoria, BC. She is currently the Library Technician and Literacy Expert at WMES, Alberta.
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