Spice up Story Time with Simple (for you) and Fun (for students) Drama Strategies!

Session 5: Grades K-2

Picture books and oral storytelling can come to life as you and your class animate your time together. In this workshop learn techniques to engage and focus students, as well as how to evaluate reading and listening comprehension. Simple puppets, narrative mime scripts, gesture and voice will become second nature instructional strategies. Students will be begging to listen, read and tell stories with these techniques.

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Teresa Love

Teresa Love has been working as a drama/theatre specialist for over 30 years. Her work on the innovative Provo Integrated Arts Project--arts in-service and curriculum--lead her to Los Angeles where she was a founding partner in two Theatre-in-Education/Theatre for Young Audience groups. For 17 years she was artistic director of Imagination Company, a touring theatre of adult professional actors who performed specifically for children. IMCO reached an audience of over four million children, mostly school populations. She has been invited to present at Arts Express for the past 11 years.

Teresa was an in-classroom specialist with the Fullerton, California School District, and she worked with the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles on the Reading Edge program. She currently teaches at BYU in the Theatre and Media Arts Department, instructing preservice teachers in the course Drama in the Elementary School Classroom, as well teaching courses in storytelling and theatre education preparation. She participates as a professional development partner with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Project. Her most recent directing projects are Anne of Green Gables at BYU and Tamales and Roses for Utah Valley University.

Haley Flanders Anderson

BA in Theatre Arts Studies, MA in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism from BYU. Lower elementary Montessori accreditation from Westminster. Anderson has been a high school theatre teacher, elementary teacher for 1st-3rd grade, director, actor, composer, and Beverly Taylor Sorenson elementary theatre specialist. She is an adjunct theatre professor at BYU and writes elementary drama lesson plans for BYU ARTS Partnership Website. Specialist advisor at Walden School of Liberal Arts.