Explore the World with World Book: World Book Dramatic Learning Center

We are continuing our series on exploring the world with World Book databases that are available through the St. Tammany Parish Library. According the World Book, World Book Dramatic Learning Center , opens a new window"promotes independent and group collaboration with the production of classic and contemporary plays." 

Key highlights of World Book Dramatic Learning Center are:

  • Promotes independent learning and group collaboration.
  • Improves reading fluency and sight word recognition.
  • Self-assessment tools enables the learner to evaluate their progress.
  • Each activity has a list of materials and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Activities support Common Core, state, and provincial curriculum standards

There are major sections on the database's homepage with links to further instructions and lessons. One section is "The Play's the Thing". In this section are plays listed by categories. Plays can be searched by grade level, subject, or title. The titles of the plays are listed in a column. The grade level, the number of characters, and subject area are also listed in columns.

"Teach with Theater" is another major section found on the database's homepage. "Teach with Theater" has important links for educators and instructors to successfully stage a play:

  • How to use the site
  • Professional development videos
  • Teaching tools
  • Curriculum correlations
  • Lesson plans
  • Mini-inquiry projects
  • Assessment rubric
  • Play starters
  • How to put on a play
  • Posters and programs

The "Actor's Corner" has activities, monologues, skits, and play starters. The "Activities" section covers topics such as painting, recipes, juggling, prop making, and many more. Need a play for just one actor? Try the "Monologue" section. All plays found in the database are downloadable and can be printed as a Word document. 

Founded in 1915, World Book is a trusted source. Its first encyclopedias were published in 1917 and have been used by educators, parents, and students for their educational needs ever since. World Book provides print and online resources for educators and parents. World Book's mission on learning can be found by clicking here, opens a new window.

This online resource is available for free from the St.Tammany Parish Library website, opens a new window when you are inside the library, and with your St. Tammany Parish library card when you are at home, or at a remote location. Explore and enjoy the world of World Book Dramatic Learning Corner today!