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- Contents note continued: Jump and Jive! Creative Movement Activities -- ch. Eight Cooldowns, Reflection Tools, and Closing Rituals -- Cooldown Activities -- Reflection Activities -- Curtain Call! End-of-Class Rituals -- pt. Three Incorporating Music, Art, and Literature into the Drama Classroom -- ch. Nine Incorporating Music -- Incorporating Musical Instruments -- Activities Using Musical Instruments -- Create Musical Dramas Using Popular Children's Songs -- Drama Activities Based on Popular Children's Songs -- Incorporating Classical Music -- Activities Inspired by Classical Music -- ch. Ten Incorporating Visual Art -- Incorporating Visual Art Projects into Drama Class -- Drama Inspired by Famous Paintings -- Dramatic Activities Inspired by Visual Artwork -- ch. Eleven Incorporating Literature: The Storybook Drama -- Bringing Together Drama and Literacy -- Dramatizing a Storybook in Class -- Using a Storybook in Drama Class -- pt. Four Bringing It All Together --Contents note continued: ch. Twelve Devising Plays with Pre-K -- What Is Devising? -- The Rewards of Devising -- Crafting a Creative Collaboration -- Themes for Creative Collaborations -- On Your Mark ... Get Set ... Setting! -- Creating a Character -- Once Upon a Time Story Time! -- Improvise -- Pen to Paper -- The Role of the Narrator -- Face the Audience and Project That Voice! -- X Marks the Spot! -- Stage Business -- Practice Makes Less Scary -- A Little Song and Dance! -- Set Crew! -- Costume Creation -- Rolling Camera! -- It's the Journey, Not the Destination -- Curtain Call! -- Reflection -- Curtain Up! -- Example of a Twelve-Class Devising Schedule -- Queenie's Birthday: A Play by a Pre-K Drama Class.Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One Introduction to Drama in Early Childhood and Directing Young Actors to Success -- ch. One Introduction and Teaching Pedagogically -- Why Is Drama So Important in Early Childhood? -- Curtain Up! Ways to Incorporate Drama in the Classroom -- The Instructor's Role in Drama Class -- Creating Community -- Introducing Drama to Your Classroom -- Classroom Tips -- The Importance of Structure in Drama Class -- ch. Two Tools to Get Everyone Centered and On Track -- Positive Classroom Management Strategies or Centering Activities -- pt. Two Building a Drama Class -- ch. Three Breathing Exercises and Techniques -- Various Breaths -- Breathing Exercises -- ch. Four Vocal Warm-ups -- Vocal Warm-up Activities -- ch. Five Warm-ups for the Mind and Body -- Concentration, Focus, and Listening Warm-up Activities -- Energizing Warm-up Activities -- ch. Six Imaginative Play -- Imaginative Play Activities -- ch. Seven Creative Movement --Includes bibliographical references.