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Creative Dramatics:
An Annotated Bibliography of Internet Sources

Each listing is formatted as:

Author. Title. Copyright Date (if available)
Web Link
Date Reviewed

Reviewers comments.

WWW Links to Creative Dramatic Sites

Creative Dramatics:

Madison at Westwood Youth has found a great puppet resource: http://www.theaterseatstore.com/history-of-puppetry

Arts Classroom. 1988.
http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed297402.html
(14 Apr. 1998)
This site is an article that tells how teachers can integrate Language Arts in Creative Dramatics. It gives specifics of how you can use creative dramatics in the Language Arts classroom.

Company, The. Virtual Theater. 1998.
http://www-ksl.stanford.edu/projects/cait/index.html
(18 April 1998).
This is a multi-media site. The students can interact with actors and become actors themselves.

Georgia’s Pre-Kindergarten Program. Author is unknown. The Three Bears. 1997.
http://www.osr.state.ga.us/bestprac/language/L-6.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This is a lesson plan on how to incorporate drama with Goldilocks and The Three Bears. It also gives extra ideas for other subject areas in the curriculum. This will behelpful for teachers.

Lathan, Peter. The School Show Page. 1996.
http://www.schoolshows.demon.co.uk/index.htm
(18 April 1998).
This location gives many resources for school and youth theaters.

Ramsey, Inez. Three Billy Goats Gruff- Reader’s Theater Script. 1997.
http://raven.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/billygoat.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives you a script of Three Billy Goats Gruff that teachers can use for reader’s theater. This would be excellent for teachers to print out for their classroom.

Ramsey, Inez. Little Red Hen: Reader’s Theater Script. 1997.
http://raven.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/redhen.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives you a script of Little Red Hen that teachers can use for reader’s theater. This would be excellent for teachers to print out for their classroom.

Ramsey, Inez. Storytelling, Drama, Creative Dramatics & Readers Theater for Children & Young Adults. 1988.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/drama.htm
(18 April 1998).
This location has wonderful links to puppetry, storytelling, and games.

Shepard, Aaron. Tips On Scripting. 1997.
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/Tips1.html
(21 Apr. 1998)
This site gives tips on how to write a script for a reader’s theater production. The tips offered are how to use roles, narration, cuts and changes, the script format and also team scripting.


Shepard, Aaron. Tips On Staging. 1996.
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/Tips2.html
(21 Apr. 1998)
This site gives tips on how to stage a reader’s theater production. The tips are on equipment, script handling, the "set", reader movement, mime, focus, and beginnings and endings.

Shepard, Aaron. Tips On Reading. 1996.
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/Tips3.html
(21 Apr. 1998)
This site gives tips on how to prepare, rehearse, and perform for a reader’s theater production.

Shepard, Aaron. What Is RT? And How Do You Really Spell It? 1996.
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/whatis.html
(21 Apr. 1998)
This site explains what reader’s theater is and what it involves.

Role Playing/Improvisation:

Macleod, Hugh. Improvisational Theatre Structures. 1995-1997.
http://www.hwcn.org/~aa994/structures.html
(16 Apr. 1998)
This site gives different types of games you can click play for improvisation. You have to click on the game you want to view and learn how to play. The games are really cool.

Puppetry:

Axtell, Steve. Axtell Expressions! 1996.
http://www.axtell.com
(2 Apr. 1998).
This site gives pictures and descriptions of puppets that can be ordered. They are quite expensive.

Barone, Nick. Puppeteers of America. 1998.
http://www.puppeteers.org/
(18 April 1998).
This location offers information concerning the Puppetry Journal.

Burley, Neil. No Strings Attached Puppet Group. 1997.
http://homepages.stayfree.co.uk/drneil/index.html
(18 April 1998).
A puppet club that anyone can join.

Cobb, Jane. I'm A Little Teapot! 1996.
http://www.blacksheeppress.com/index.html
(14 Apr. 1998).
The viewer can see themes, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, etc. that can be used with young children.

Daisy Curriculum. Home Preschool Program. 1997.
http://www.homepreschool.com/
(18 Apr. 1998).
This site has links to games, stories, book descriptions, price and ordering information, and a description of the program.

Martin, Geraldine. The Use of Puppetry to Increase Self-worth Through the Windows of Poetry. 1998.
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/guides/1991/4/91.04.08.x.html
(16 Apr. 1998).
This is Ms. Martin's paper that was written about her experiences. I do not see how it could be useful to anyone.

Morrison, Glenn. Center for Puppetry Arts. 1996.
http://www.puppet.org/
(18 April 1998).
This is the largest institute in U.S. devoted to puppets.

PBS Online. Puppets & Patterns. 1998.
http://www.pbs.org/totstv/english/puppets.html
(3 Apr. 1998).
This site lists materials and procedures for puppets. There is a Spanish version, also. Different episodes and acts of puppet shows are included, along with coloring pages.

Puppetry Organization Association. Puppetry Home Page, The. 1996.
http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/index.html
(18 April 1998).
This location tells of an association that does only Christian poetry.

Puppetry Organization Association. So, You Have A Puppetry Question. 1996.
http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/questions.html
(18 April 1998).
This location you the opportunity to ask any puppet questions.

Puppets Northwest. 1998.
http://www.halcyon.com/morrisbc/puppetsNW.html
(18 April 1998).
This location is the place to buy puppet supplies.

Ramsey, Inez. Fingerplays For Children. 1997.
http://raven.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/fingerplays.htm#B
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives fingerplays that teachers could use in the classroom. These fingerplays are really good.

Sage, Rose. The Puppetry Home Page. 1998.
http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/
(2 Apr. 1998).
This site has lots of links for puppet making, world wide puppet shows, traditions, companies, schools, internships, etc.

Stage Hand Puppets. The Activity Page. 1997.
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/onstage/puppets/
(16 Apr. 1998).
This site has links to other puppet sites and a resource center. The address of the company is provided if the viewer wishes to write them. Patterns are also available for puppets.

Stagehand Puppets. Performance Tips. 1996.
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/onstage/puppets/
(16 Apr. 1998)
This site gives tips on how to perform a puppet show. The tips will be different each time you go to this page.

Stage Hand Puppet. Puppets. 1997.
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/onstage/puppets/
(20 Apr. 1998).
This is a cool site. It has six icons to chose from. It tells what to do with scrap things in your house and how to make neat puppets. It also publishes children’s work.

Wright, David. Adzooks. 1997.
http://www.adzooks.com/
(18 April 1998).
This location offers many ideas pertaining to puppetry.

Storytelling:

Abraham, Wayne. Storytelling 101: Lesson 1. 1997.
http://www.pe.net/~funsmith/story1.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site explains the reasons we should tell stories in the classroom. It even gives tips on where to find stories, what to look for, and choosing the story.

The Digital Story Bee. Bubba's Back Porch. 1998.
http://www.bubbe.com/
(18 April 1998).
This location offers many stories of Bubba's grandmother.

Griffin, Barbara; et al Storytelling Etiquette. 1993.
http://www.cinenet.net/users/mhnadel/story/etiquette.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives advice on how to treat storytellers when they are telling their stories. This would be beneficial for teachers to read so they can relay the message to their students.

Hartman, Jed. Jed’s Guide to Story Reading. 1996.
http://kith.org/logos/things/reading.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives a guide that will allow teachers to set up a story reading or storytelling session in their classroom. This guide is very informative.

Johnson, Sherri. Storytelling Links. 1998.
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/csx1jw/talltales/links.htm
(18 April 1998).
This location gives instruction on how to tell stories, as well as, gives many examples of stories.

McWilliams, Barry & Larkin, Chuck. What is Storytelling? 1997.
http://www.seanet.com/~eldrbarry/roos/st_is.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives descriptions of the many different kinds of storytellers. It also give tips on how to use storytelling. This is an article by Chuck Larkin. Teachers will benefit from this article so they can tell students that there are many different kinds of storytellers. Students will be able to figure out they might want to do for their storytelling.

Nadel, Miriam H. Telling Family Stories. 1996.
http://www.cinenet.net/users/mhnadel/story/family.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives suggestions on how to tell family stories. This would be beneficial for teachers because it would give them a look at various cultures. These family stories could be used for storytelling.

Nadel, Miriam H. Tips on Selection and Learning Stories. 1997.
http://www.cinenet.net/users/mhnadel/story/tips.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives tips on how to select stories for storytelling and how to learn the stories. This is a really good site for teachers.

National Story League. Games for Teaching Storytelling. 1977.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/storygames.htm
(12 Apr. 1998)
This is from the book National Story League’s Handbook. This site gives examples of games that students can use for storytelling. This is an excellent site for teachers to get ideas for storytelling games.

Ramsey, Inez. Choral Speaking. 1997.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/choral.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives examples of poems or songs that teachers could use for choral speaking.

Ramsey, Inez. Games for Teaching Storytelling. No Date.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/storygames.htm
(19 Apr. 1998).
This site contains activities and descriptions for storytelling. Under each heading it lists the purpose, equipment and directions.

Ramsey, Inez. Storytelling. No Date.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/flannel.htm
(19 Apr. 1998).
This site has four icons to chose from:

bullet-creating a story
bullet-materials for flannel board
bullet-stories for flannel board
bullet-professional books

It gives guidelines for telling stories, like maintaining good eye contact, using and expressive voice.

Rantz. Long Limbed Tales. 1997.
http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=storytelling&y=y&e=
86164&f=0%3A86164&r=Education
(18 April 1998)
This is a wonderful site. It tells a different fairy tale each month on audio.

Shepard, Aaron. Aaron Shepard's Storytelling Page. 1998.
http://www.aaronshep.com/storytelling
(18 April 1998).
This location offers many storytelling tips, as well as, multi- cultural stories.

Shepard, Aaron. The Art Of Retelling. 1995.
http://www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/A62.html
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site gives an article by Aaron Shepard about how to retell a folktale. Basically, there are three roles that a reteller must fill: Storyteller, Folklorist, and Author. The article addresses each role and describes what the reteller should do.

Shepard, Aaron. Tell A Story! 1996.
http://www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/Tips.html
(16 Apr. 1998)
This site will give you steps to take when you are going to use storytelling in your classroom.

Spank Interactive. Digital Story Telling Festival. 1998.
http://www.dstory.com/
(18 April 1998).
This is a storytelling festival held in Crested Butte, Colorado each year.

Storycraft Publishing. Create a Storytelling Story. 1998
http://www.storycraft.com/create.htm
(22 Apr. 1998)
This site show a sample story that teachers could use to show students how to write a table top story for storytelling. It also tells how to write a table top story. This is a really different way to use storytelling.

Storytelling, Drama, Creative Dramatics & Readers Theater for Children.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/drama.htm
(1998)
50 Stories to Tell to Children Go to B in the Author Index and find Bryant in the alphabetical listing. Older stories with notes on how to tell stories by Sara Cone Bryant.

Velgos, Tina. Snoopy's Campfire Stories. 1996.
http://www.thereviewzone.com/snoopcampstor.html
(16 Apr. 1998).
This site reviews children's software. I did not find it to be important, but I do not have children. It gave a detailed description of the software.

Play:

Buchanan, Matt. No, You Can’t Take Me! No Date.
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/Curriculum/Drama/matless2.htm
(2 Feb. 1998).
This is a plan about a game that can be used in the classroom. The kids pick to be objects in rooms in their houses. They have to decide why their object is important and should not be removed.

Computer Pro. Rainy Resource Page. No Date.
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~sarah
(21 Apr. 1998).
Includes ton of activities for students to do on rainy days.

Kids Space. Kids Space. 1996.
http://www.kids-space.org/
(21 Apr. 1998).
It gives kids their own space to share their ideas and meet other kids.

Kobayashi et al. Japanese Games. No Date.
http://www.jp.kids-commons.net/vc96/vc-10/page17.htm
(21 Apr. 1998).
A really cool page that shows children activities that children in Japan do.

Nieboer, Geof. Games Kids Play. 1995.
http://www.corpcomm.net/~gnieboer/gamehome.htm
(16 Apr. 1998).
This site has a big list of games to go to such as Duck Duck Goose, Four Corners, Four Square, and many more. The directions for play and any known variations are also given.

Underwood, Beck. ZuZu Newspaper. 1998.
http://www.zuzu.org.
(20 Apr. 1998).
This site allows kids a variety of icons to chose from. They can also read other children’s writings and get their own published.

 

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