Inspire your students to create original monologues based on personal experiences or on a theme such as ‘Friendship’ or ‘Bullying’ using this 10 page lesson plan!

Students of all ages will love this project! This ten-page tutorial includes everything you need to inspire your students to create monologues based on a personal experience or on a theme you wish to explore. For a long list of themes, be sure to read “How to Put on a Show” in the Teaching Basic Drama section of this website. Over 100 themes are listed.

Included in this lesson are:

  • Complete instructions for writing monologues
  •  Guidelines for analyzing and structuring monologues
  •  Instant one-minute monologues activity
  • 20 ideas/prompts for personal monologues
  • And more!

Example of personal monologue prompts:

  1. What is the most memorable dream you’ve ever had? It can be frightening, prophetic, exhilarating, or downright strange. Share the dream, and how you felt about it, and perhaps how it relates to your waking life.
  2. Why is your best friend your best friend? Tell about an experience you shared with that person and how it affected you and your friendship.

*There are 18 more prompts in this lesson plan—all on one page that you can print off and hand out to your students!

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