The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996505
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Guide to Improv in the Classroom 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 scores of ready-to-use exercises offered here can be used to teach a wide variety of subjects--including language arts, math, science, and social studies--as well as to build classroom community and develop cooperative learning skills. All of the lessons are linked to current national standards for the United States and Canada, and have been proven particularly effective with kinesthetic learners and students with attention difficulties. Praise for The Second City Guide toImprov in the Classroom "This lively book reminds us that both real teaching and real learning are essentially exploratory, empowering, and downright fun." --Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, author, Imagining to Learn and You Gotta BE the Book, winner of the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in English Education "The book offers wonderful resources for teachers interested in differentiating instruction and expanding the range of possibilities for students to think by visualizing, creating new possibilities, connecting and deepening meaning, sensing and feeling." --Donna Ogle, Ed.D., professor, National-Louis University and past president, International Reading Association "The methods provided by McKnight and Scruggs are tried-and-true and have proven to be extremely successful with students of all ages." --Jessica Rogers, National Board Certified Teacher, Daniel Boone Elementary School, Chicago

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, Kindle
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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
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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
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100 ready-to-use graphic organizers that help elementary students learn Graphic organizers are a powerful metacognitive teaching and learning tool and this book features 100 graphic organizers for teachers in grades K-5—double the number of any other book on the market. These graphic organizers can be used as before learning, during learning, or after learning activities, and support students' learning in the major content areas: English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Teachers can use each graphic organizer as-is or customize for their own classroom's unique needs. Tips for classroom implementation and information on how the tool supports learning A Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each graphic organizer Two Student Samples demonstrating how the organizer may be used with younger and older students This book gives teachers in grades K-5 a powerful way to help students understand relationships between facts, terms, and ideas.

The Teacher s Big Book of Graphic Organizers

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470625668
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Literacy and Learning Centers for the Big Kids

Author: Katherine S McKnight Ph D
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999226001
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr. Katherine McKnight has a 100% success rate in achieving academic gains with her unique, centers-based approach. Elementary schools have long used learning centers (also known as "rotations") but middle and high school teachers have unique challenges. So Dr. McKnight worked with teachers all over the country to develop collaborative learning centers designed specifically for grade 4-12 learners. In this book readers can explore the research that prompted the creation of the LLC model for big kids, and learn how to start using it in their own classrooms. Read about the four foundational centers that are integral to the model. Find out how to set up additional centers in order to customize the LLC model for any content-area classroom. Learn to create developmentally appropriate tasks that automatically align instruction to standards/skills based assessment, increase student engagement, and allow you to cover more content and skill-development in less time. Avoid discipline problems with self-directed activities that provide the independence students crave with the guidance they need. Resources, teacher tips, and sample book lists are included.

Theatrical Improvisation

Author: J. Leep
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230612555
Format: PDF
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Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance.