Books for Teachers:


Movement Stories for Young Children: Ages 3-6

Movement Stories for Young Children: Ages 3-6

With Pamela Gerke
Smith & Kraus, 1996

A guide for dance teachers, early childhood educators, and anyone who wants to foster creativity in young children, this book includes ten imaginative stories that encourage children to explore basic movement concepts such as Direction, Level, Size, and Pathway. By acting out the stories as you narrate, children develop physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills…while having lots of fun!

"The stories are simple, and incorporate the movements smoothly, realistically, and in a complementary fashion."
— School Library Journal




Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science through Movement, Grades 3-6

Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science through Movement, Grades 3-6

Smith & Kraus, 1997

These movement-based lessons, which teach such earth science topics as the rock cycle, warm and cold fronts, plate techtonics, and volcanoes, are based on activities developed in public school classrooms. Each lesson includes information about the science topic, detailed instructions for directing students, musical suggestions, and tips for presenting the lesson in a limited amount of space.




Moving is Relating: Developing Interpersonal Skills Through Movement, Grades 3-6

Moving is Relating: Developing Interpersonal Skills Through Movement, Grades 3-6

Smith & Kraus, 1998

Twenty-four carefully designed movement lessons guide upper-elementary teachers in exploring topics such as identifying emotions, maintaining personal boundaries, inspiring trust, and creating through collaboration with their students. Questions for class discussion and ideas for extended learning activities follow each lesson.







Hooves and Horns, Fins and Feathers: Drama Curriculum for Kindergarten and First Grade

Hooves and Horns, Fins and Feathers: Drama Curriculum for Kindergarten and First Grade

With Pamela Gerke
Smith & Kraus, 1999

Designed for classroom teachers and drama specialists who want to provide their students with an integrated drama experience, this book revolves around the theme of students "in role" as nature photographers who are preparing for a journey to study wild animals. Through this theme, students experience a variety of drama activities including improvisation, pantomime, sound stories, and play production.







Mail and Mystery, Family and Friends: Drama Curriculum for Second and Third Grades

Mail and Mystery, Family and Friends: Drama Curriculum for Second and Third Grades

With Pamela Gerke
Smith & Kraus, 1999

The companion to Hooves and Horns, Fins and Feathers, this book casts second and third grade students as stamp designers who, while designing a postage stamp series, become involved in the case of The Mystery Letter. As in the previous book, this theme provides a structure in which students experience a variety of drama activities and develop both performance and improvisational skills.