Playing for Character Development
The goal of the workshop was to help students build a repertoire of skills that facilitated their ability to identify the characters in poems and then perform the poems using the voice and physicality of the people they created. A series of classes were co-planned by the artist, who describes herself as a University Fellow at Middle School, and three other teachers at the school. The University Fellow implemented several of the features for successful involvement with the faculty and students, which are described in Delpit’s “Ten Factors Essential to Success in Urban Classrooms” (L. Delpit, personal communication, 1998).
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