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Instant Lessons - More than Monologues - Book 2

Instant Lessons - More than Monologues - Book 2

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Resource Type: Secondary Teacher Resource Subject: Drama, Theatre Studies, English
School Level: Senior Secondary Years 11-12

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Availability: Usually Ships 3-6 Business Days for Australian Orders
Product Code: 9781921015595

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More than Monologues Book 2 contains a series of guidelines to help writers find an idea, develop it and then write a completed monologue or duologue. Each book contains 4 original monologues, 1 duologue plus accompanying teacher's notes, student activities and production notes for each play. The plays vary in genre and style and include: black comedy, psychological thriller, drama and satire.

Most of the plays in these books have been presented as Year 12 performances or have been exposed to public audiences at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Please be aware that the plays contain themes and language that may be confronting and will not be suitable for all schools and teachers.
More than Monologues Book 2 is divided into the following sections:

Section 1: Writing and Monologue
- Getting started
- Basic writing guidelines
- Character, setting, conflict and resolution
- Finding an idea for your story
- Sentence beginnings
- Photographs
- Autobiographical topics
- Children’s stories from another perspective
- Change of point of view
- Observations
- Stories told by eyewitnesses
- Occupational stories inspired by interviews

Section 2: Monologues and Duologues
- On the Air
- Give me Love
- Riding the Thermals
- Pop
- The Four of Us

This checklist highlights the major uses and benefits of the books:

Versatile Uses
- Supplementary classroom lessons
- Homework activities
- Reinforcement of learning
- Extension work for advanced students
- Preparation for assessment
- Exam revision

Teaching Benefits
- Creative teaching ideas
- Developing greater student interest and understanding
- A fresh approach to a topic or lesson
- A way of targeting student weaknesses
- Suitable for individual or group work
- A variety of activities for home study

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