Using drama in the classroom, especially for English Language Learners, can be a great instructional strategy (I’m not talking about the everyday drama we encounter 🙂 ).
Here are some previous “The Best…” lists that also relate to drama:
The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class
The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom
Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom:
The New York Times Learning Network is running a great series on using drama in the classroom.
Drama In The ESL Classroom has lots of resources.
ESL Flow has a number good materials.
Check out 10 Methods to Incorporate Drama in the ESL Classroom from Busy Teacher.
Drama In English Language Teaching is from Teacher Talking Time.
Gary Carkin’s ESL/EFL Drama Log
Drama Sites and Ideas for EFL, ESL Classrooms is from A Journey In TEFL.
Try Drama and Role Play with English Learners is from Middleweb.
No drama: Improvisation in the ELT classroom is from GERALDINETEACHER.
Five drama activities is by Ken Wilson.
Remote Theatre is a site designed to support ELL teachers and students use drama in remote teaching settings.
Please let me know if you have additional suggestions….
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Hi Larry–I came across your blog post and at the risk of appearing terribly self-promoting, I would love your next list on this topic to include two of my sites:
http://www.DramaticApproachesToTeaching.com (Visit the Archive of posts.)
It’s so great to see this topic getting some up-to-date coverage!
If you’re interested in teaching language skills with drama, check out our forthcoming series, Integrated Skills Through Drama.
Each book contains a complete curriculum built around an original one-act play. Students will work with readings on the theme of the play, writing and discussion activities, pre-production skills practice, and post production lesson plan options, and assessments so teachers can adapt the material to fit any class size or schedule.
The first one will be launched at TESOL 18.
Check out http://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/integrated-skills-through-drama/ to learn more.