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This document contains a trilogy of one-act plays, three multiple-act plays, and guidelines for using drama in adult literacy education classes. The background of the plays' development is outlined in a brief introductory section. Ideas provided for using drama in literacy education are procedures for conducting readings, suggestions for assigning characters, public performances, methods of speaking lines, and suggestions for constructing sets. The first play, "The President's Lesson," touches upon several political topics and ends with a mock press conference. In the play "Seeing Things," adult students are forced to make difficult decisions about how to spend their time. The trilogy of one-act plays, which are respectively titled "Voices,""Twogether," and "Helping Out," represent various experiences in adult literacy. In the full-length play "Half Full," the hopes and frustrations of many adult literacy students are presented directly to the audience members, who are treated as if they must become part of the problems' solutions. Accompanying each play is a brief introduction that includes a plot summary, discussion of the theme, and comments on the play in the context of the other plays presented. Contains 10 references. (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Audience Participation, Drama, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literacy Education











Author: Collins, Rita

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9633&id=ED362710



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