Creative Dramatics in a Bilingual-Bicultural Classroom for Vocabulary Growth and Creativity

Mireya U. Koopman


The primary objective of this study is to introduce Creative Dramatics as a tool for effective English language instruction in the Lake Shore Junior High Bilingual Center of the Duval County Schools. Therefore, the ultimate purpose of this study is to develop the English vocabulary of these students, which will in turn, increase their level of understanding and performance in English.

A modified version of the Hoffman (1934) Bilingual Schedule has been applied for measurement.

In order to develop a meaningful vehicle for the project, an original ten-part play was written by the author. It is called: "Journey to the Hatto Grosso." This play is designed to promote the feelings of adventure present in every adolescent, and to awaken his/her self-identity.