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These books are filled with ideas, exercises, techniques and material for speech, drama and communication teachers to use in their classes. All material has been tried and tested by experienced speech, drama and communicatons teachers on (dare we say it?) real young people!

Drama for the Montessori Classroom

By Deirdre Nolan LIBSD, MontDip

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Dramatic Ideas which complement the Montessori Curriculum.

Contents:
Action Poems
Introduction to Puppetry
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Mime
Choral Verse Speaking
Movement to Music
Staging the Class Play
The First Christmas (a nativity play)
How Our Universe Was Made (a play)


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Ideas for Drama in the Primary School

By Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan

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A concise teacher’s handbook, containing themes, exercises, poems and examples, designed to help teachers introduce and develop drama in Primary Schools. The book concentrates on the development of the voice (with poetry, choral verse speaking, action poems and public speaking), and the development of the imagination (movement to music, mime, improvisation, puppetry, and story-telling).

Contents:
Development of the Voice
Poetry
Choral Verse
Action Poem
Public Speaking
Development of the Imagination
Movement to Music
Mime
Improvisation
Puppetry
Story-telling
A Christmas Lesson


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Improvisation and Mime

A teacher’s handbook concentrating exclusively on improvisation and mime, written by Audrey Meredith, packed full of ideas, worked examples and activities together with some of the theory behind these most expressive dramatic activities.

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Contents:
Improvisation
Improvisation: an introduction
History of improvisation
Warm up exercise
An introductory exercise in creative drama
Group improvisations
Improvising a story
Improvisational story telling for Juniors
Improvising a legend
Other improvisation themes
Improvisational ideas for senior students
More improvisational ideas
Some random ideas for improvisations
Mime
Mime: an introduction
The history of mime
Some rules, dos and don’ts
Mime exercises
Mime Definitions and Workings


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Junior School Concert: creative ideas and plays

An unmissable collection of plays, action poems, recitals, and other items and ideas for the primary school concert, by Deirdre Galassi, Imelda Byrne
and Finola Ryan

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Contents:
“The King’s New Clothes” (Group Mime)
“The Christmas Tree” (Choral Poem)
“The Star Child” (Choral Prose)
“Witches” (Recital)
“Flower Chorus” (Action Poem)

Story Plays:
“Jane Eyre – her early years”
“Niamh of the Golden Hair”
“Charles Dickens introduces us to Scrooge”


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Speech and Drama: materials and ideas

By Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan

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A compendium of poetry, vocal exercises, choral poems; with advice and guidance on storytelling, movement to music, public speaking, putting on a play, mime, reading and lots more.

Contents:
Poetry
Vocal Exercises
Choral Verse Speaking and Poems
Storytelling
Movement to Music
Public Speaking
Putting on a Play
Stage Directions
Character Chart
Mime
Reading
Some helpful Class suggestions


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Voice and the Imagination (Volume 1)

by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan The first volume in a series of books sharing the experience of Deirdre Galassi, a dedicated and widely respected speech and drama teacher, using her experiences spanning over forty years.

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Contents:
Development of the voice (with exercises)
1. Breathing
2. Modulation
3. Emphasis
4. Pause
5. Projection
6. The TH sound
7. Vowels
8. Consonants
9. Exercises for the development of the voice
10. Resonance
11. General Articulation
12. Pronunciation
13. How to Study a Poem
Development of the Imagination
1. Mime (solo, group, etc.)
2. Movement to music
Development of language skills
1. Introduction
2. Improvisation
3. Action poems
4. Choral Verse
5. Storytelling
6. Speaking in public
7. Debating
8. Communications
Christmas Ideas


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Voice and the Imagination (Volume 2)

by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan. The second volume of this series is now available.

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Contents:
Poetry:
Introduction to Poetry
Short description of types of Poems
Poems for different occasions
Choral Poems
Action Poems
Mime:
Introduction to Mime
Exercises
Solo Mimes
‘Pantomime Blanche’
Mimes for Two
Group Mimes
Improvisation:
Introduction to Improvisation
Class Ideas
Movement to Music:
Introduction to Movement to Music
Class Ideas
Reading Aloud:
Reading Aloud and Sight Reading
Voice Work
Introduction
Class Ideas
Christmas Material
Playlet
Class Ideas


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Ideas and Selections for Boys

Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, for use in all-boys schools and for boys in exams and feiseanna.

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Contents:
The Voice
Poetry
Choral Poems
Solo Drama (Aladdin, The Pied Piper, Pinocchio, The Snow Queen, Wind in the Willows)
Duologues (The Happy Prince x 2, Oliver Twist, Beauty and the Beast)
Public Speaking
Sight Reading
Mime
Movement to Music
Recitals


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Lesson Plans and Ideas for Primary School Teachers

Compiled specifically for primary school teachers looking for some structured options for drama in the classroom. With tried and tested exercises and step-by-step directions, this book will be a valuable resource for classroom teachers and will help them to supplement the process drama they will be facilitating as part of the curriculum.

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CONTENTS

ADVICE on how to approach these LESSON PLANS
Lesson One – Vocal Development and Mime
Lesson Two – Vocal Development and “The Lyric”
Lesson Three – Vocal Development and Movement to Music
Lesson Four – Vocal Development and Storytelling
Lesson Five – Vocal Development and Improvisation
Lesson Six – Vocal Development and Public Speaking
How to prepare a Solo Drama selection
How to study a Poem


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