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Professional Books for Us

Kristin Fontichiaro’s book Active Learning Through Drama, Podcasting, and Puppetry from Libraries Unlimited ( is one of the top books I’m putting to use this year. Intended for grades K-8, you need this book to help teachers with Listening and Speaking skills standards.

This year I had many teachers upset when they realized at the last moment that they were expected to have given ten listening and ten speaking grades during the first nine weeks. Fortunately I could pull out Chapter 3: Telling and Retelling Stories Through Drama: Narrative Pantomine and Circle Drama.

Each week I will be adding titles to this list. Be sure to chime in with your comments.