Joanna H. Kraus: playwright/author

Joanna H. Kraus: playwright/author

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CREATIVE DRAMA IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND by Nellie McCaslin (Longman)


Encouraging both teacher and student imagination and expression, the seventh edition of this classic text helps future teachers integrate drama into elementary school classrooms and introduces students to a variety of genres and strategies, including mime, play structure, improvisation, and using drama the special education curriculum. Unlike other texts, McCaslin focuses on drama as an art form as well as a teaching tool. The seventh edition features broader coverage of middle school, high school, and adult learners.

Joanna Kraus’ short stories can be found in the following books, click on each title for more information or to purchase.

Short Stories

CREATIVE DRAMA IN THE PRIMARY GRADES by Nellie McCaslin (Longman)


This book is designed so that the teacher with no experience can immediately begin teaching creative drama in the elementary grades. It contains all the methodology, all the content, all the lesson components necessary to teach several sequences of creative drama in the three primary grades.

SPIDER, THE MAGAZINE FOR CHILDREN


Spider Magazine is an award winning collection of short fiction and poetry beautifully illustrated and perfect for children, 6-9.

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Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of eighteen published and widely produced scripts throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Australia, and an author of numerous short stories, children’s books, articles and reviews.

JOURNEYS (California Writers Club Literary Review)


Lily has always wanted to travel, to paint something besides the flowers outside her Florida condo. But her husband flatly refuses. Instead, he offers a gala gathering a their clubhouse to mark her 80th birthday. At the party he finally acquiesces to the family’s pressure to grant

Lily’s wish. Wildly excited she plans and prepares. When her doctor recommends a seemingly routine valve replacement surgery, Lily slides under sedation dreaming of a cobblestone street in a quaint  French village.