Study Guide for Test 2
Students should review their notes, worksheets, handouts, text and E-Reserve
articles in preparation for the test. As students review this information, they
should create their own meaningful study guides. Below are listed the primary
concepts, terms, and theories that students should understand. Students may be
(1) describe these areas, (2) give examples or identify examples of these areas, and
(3) apply these areas appropriately.
Test Format: Multiple choice questions, matching, and short essay.
Chapter 6: Inviting Children’s Participation in the Dramatic Arts
story or interpretive drama
formal or scripted drama
Five skills that drama experiences promote
Strategies for appropriate teacher interventions
Dramatic and sociodramatic play
Prop boxes and dramatic play kits
Dramatic play centers
Teacher’s roles & responsibilities
Chapter 6: Terms
Dramatic play The child’s use of props, plot, and roles to symbolize real or
imaginary experiences. Also referred to as pretend, fantasy, make-believe, or
symbolic play. Dramatic play is typical of 2- to 7-year olds.
Sociodramatic Play Dramatic play that involves two or more children who
communicate verbally about the play episode and enact social roles (role play).
Enactment Adopting actions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of people in
particular situations. This ability typically begins at age 3. (performance)
Informal Drama Spontaneous enactments that include dramatic and sociodramatic
play, pantomime, and movement activities.
Formal or Scripted Drama The most structured dramatic form, which includes a
prepared script used in a practiced production and is viewed by an audience.
Prop Boxes or Dramatic Play Kits Collections of real items or props that have a
relation to one another. For example, a chef’s hat, apron, cookware, and plastic
food could be in a prop box for a restaurant center.
Readers Theater A form of interpretive drama during which a group of readers
assumes a role, read, and orally interpret the parts of the story that relate to
Story Drama or Story Retelling Interpretive drama creating a rendition or
reenactment of someone else’s ideas and words, often based on children’s
Story Play or Story Dictation Guided drama using children’s original stories as the
content for enactment.
Pantomime Children use gestures and movement to communicate ideas, feelings, and
actions—all with words. Pantomime, a type of informal drama, is a good starting
point for creative drama.
Puppets Puppets are the perfect props for all forms of creative drama.
Chapter 7: Planning and Managing the Creative Environment
climate, space, & time
dimensions of environment (Fig. 7.3)
planning or choice board
types of arts-based centers
adventure or “junk” playgrounds