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Grammar Wars & Grammar Wars II

By: Tom Ready

Age Level: All Ages

Grammar Wars
Improv is a fun way to learn language arts as well as acting and theatrical skills. The author, a leading California language arts and theatre educator, years ago discovered improv exercises and games that blur the lines between performance and language practice. Since then, he’s used improvisation to teach English, and English to teach rehearsal and acting skills. The exercises and games in this improv book can be used to help students learn punctuation, grammar, and parts of speech as well as performance skills. Categories include: Phonics, Vocabulary, Parts of Speech, Punctuation, Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Storytelling, Writing, Acting, and more. The games are divided into three levels of difficulty: easy, moderate, and difficult.
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(ISBN: 978-1-56608-063-7; 184 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)

Grammar Wars II
The original and very popular Grammar Wars improv text has been workshopped in classrooms throughout the U.S. Now a new text to answer questions about this unique and valuable technique for learning language and theatre arts. In addition to over 130 new games, the author explains productive and defensive behaviors that students exhibit in the performance of the exercises. By encouraging productive behavior, students learn performance skills as well as punctuation, grammar, and parts of speech. An excellent supplemental theatre text.
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(ISBN: 978-1-56608-080-4; 448 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)

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