The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996505
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.

The Comedy Improv Handbook

Author: Matt Fotis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317390172
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy

Author: M. Fotis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376589
Format: PDF
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Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow Nonfiction Grades 3 8

Author: Gravity Goldberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506376371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Streamline formative assessment for readers in just minutes a day With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, discover how to move your readers forward with in-class, actionable formative assessment. The authors provide a proven, 4-step process—lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, and assess where they need to go next. Next-step resources for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction, include Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages for quick assessments More than 30 lessons to get you started Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and debriefing

The Elementary Teacher s Big Book of Graphic Organizers K 5

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111841666X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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100 ready-to-use graphic organizers that help elementarystudents learn Graphic organizers are a powerful metacognitive teaching andlearning tool and this book features 100 graphic organizers forteachers in grades K-5—double the number of any other book onthe market. These graphic organizers can be used as beforelearning, during learning, or after learning activities, andsupport students' learning in the major content areas: Englishlanguage arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Teacherscan use each graphic organizer as-is or customize for their ownclassroom's unique needs. Tips for classroom implementation and information on how thetool supports learning A Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each graphicorganizer Two Student Samples demonstrating how the organizer may be usedwith younger and older students This book gives teachers in grades K-5 a powerful way to helpstudents understand relationships between facts, terms, andideas.

The Teacher s Big Book of Graphic Organizers

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470625668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tap into the power of graphic organizers for classroom success Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy. Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book's graphic organizers Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.

Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787994068
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom offers teachers a practical resource for helping students in grades 6-12 connect to and appreciate classic literary works. The book is filled with high-interest and engaging exercises that work with a variety of learners (with a particular emphasis on students with special needs), utilizing “pre-reading,” “during reading,” and “after reading” activities. Many of these exercises help to strengthen reading comprehension while other activities are specifically designed to reinforce vocabulary skills, as these apply to selected classic texts. Using these exercises and techniques to teach the classics will help your students appreciate literature and become better critical thinkers, writers, and readers.

Talent to go

Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838753305
Format: PDF
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Egal, ob Sie eine neue Sprache lernen, ein Instrument beherrschen oder eine exzellente Rede halten wollen. Anhand von 52 kurzen und prägnanten Tipps zeigt Bestsellerautor Daniel Coyle, wie Sie Ihre Talente erfolgreich fördern: Denken Sie in Bildern, üben Sie lieber 5 Minuten täglich als eine Stunde wöchentlich und machen Sie regelmäßig ein Nickerchen. Die Lektionen sind wissenschaftlich fundiert und praxiserprobt. Lernen Sie schnell und gezielt, das Beste aus sich herauszuholen.