Into the Story: Language In Action Through Drama by Carole S. MillerInto the Story: Language In Action Through Drama by Carole S. Miller

Into the Story: Language In Action Through Drama

byCarole S. Miller, Juliana Saxton

Paperback | January 30, 2004

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Grades K-6


After years of research and teaching, Carole Miller and Juliana Saxton know one of the most engaging and effective tools to draw students into language,

comprehension, and inquiry–drama. Into the Story is a highly practical resource for language arts and literacy development based on “story drama structures” that have been piloted in elementary and middle school classrooms. The book consists of ten lesson units capitalizing on the friendliness of picture books that can be found in any library. Its unique attribute is its accessibility for teachers with little or no training in drama or theatre.


Into the Story offers lessons that engage students in authentic encounters with ideas and dilemmas found in both the curriculum and their world. Story drama structures balance informational, expressive, and interactional language that appeals to generalist K-6 teachers.


Miller and Saxton have created a resource in which teachers and students can discover how, by entering the story, drama becomes a compelling medium for learning. More than that, they’ve made it inviting, non-intimidating, and enticingly available.


Alison Preece, a leading authority on language and literacy, says it simply: “This works.”

Title:Into the Story: Language In Action Through DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 30, 2004Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325006288

ISBN - 13:9780325006284

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Table of Contents

    1. Falling into the Stories
    2. On-the-Way-to-Big
    3. Suppose a Wolf Came Out of the Forest?
    4. Better Than Bed Socks
    5. Still as Stone
    6. Racing Northward
    7. Of Dark and Wolfish Things
    8. All Dried Up and Blown Away
    9. A Wealth of Knowing to be Reaped
    10. An Understanding Heart
    11. A Powerful Thirst