The Effect of Creative Dramatics Activities on the Story Retellings of Kindergartners

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The study was designed to determine the effect a dramatic play activity had on the content of a story retelling of kindergarten students. Approximately 35 students were randomly sampled to form experimental and control groups. Both groups engaged in a read aloud activity, followed by brief discussion, and an independent illustration of the story. The experimental group participated in a creative reenactment of the story prior to the illustration activity. Students in both groups then retold the story to the researcher. Retellings were transcribed and scored for: Story Retelling Analysis score (Morrow, 1988); percentage of characters recalled; percentage of plot ... continued below

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Weidner, Deborah Fowler May 1993.

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The study was designed to determine the effect a dramatic play activity had on the content of a story retelling of kindergarten students. Approximately 35 students were randomly sampled to form experimental and control groups. Both groups engaged in a read aloud activity, followed by brief discussion, and an independent illustration of the story. The experimental group participated in a creative reenactment of the story prior to the illustration activity. Students in both groups then retold the story to the researcher. Retellings were transcribed and scored for: Story Retelling Analysis score (Morrow, 1988); percentage of characters recalled; percentage of plot episodes recalled; and the presence of story language, inferential statements, and a distinct beginning, middle, and end. Anecdotal data are described narratively.

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Weidner, Deborah Fowler. The Effect of Creative Dramatics Activities on the Story Retellings of Kindergartners, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500489/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .