Playmaking: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays By Daniel Judah Sklar 184 pp. Grades: kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school $16.95 paperback Playmaking is an award-winning, step-by-step account of teaching children to write, direct, and perform their own plays—as staged readings, videotapes, radio plays, and full stage productions. An exciting guide for cultivating the…

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Making Theater: Developing Plays with Young People By Herbert Kohl 131 pp. Grades: elementary school, middle school $14.95 paperback Herbert Kohl invites teachers to explore improvisation and dramatic dialogues with their students and provides strategies for transforming young writers into playwrights. He also offers methods for adapting great works of literature into classroom performances. “[Kohl] writes with…

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