My First Monologue Book: 100 Monologues for Young Children [NOOK Book]

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Everyday life was never so nutty! Inside My First Monologue Book you'll find 100 imaginative "what if" pieces for would-be princesses, cowboys, robots, and superheroes as well as real-life issues like unfair bedtimes, making new friends, and the horrible taste of broccoli. At this stage in life there are lots of firsts, too, like going to a new school and losing your teeth, so there are plenty of topics for children to connect with. Divided into sections by theme and sprinkled with illustrations, the material in ...

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My First Monologue Book: 100 Monologues for Young Children

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Overview

Everyday life was never so nutty! Inside My First Monologue Book you'll find 100 imaginative "what if" pieces for would-be princesses, cowboys, robots, and superheroes as well as real-life issues like unfair bedtimes, making new friends, and the horrible taste of broccoli. At this stage in life there are lots of firsts, too, like going to a new school and losing your teeth, so there are plenty of topics for children to connect with. Divided into sections by theme and sprinkled with illustrations, the material in this book is easily incorporated into existing reading curriculum. Often, young children are given work written for older students that is difficult for them to understand and retain. While not dumbed-down, this material is comprehensible, relatable, and fun.

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Gr 2-6 Dabrowski offers short, accessible selections on common topics such as games, families, food, friends, school, and wishes. The true-to-life experiences and emotions are delivered in a child's voice and run the gamut from funny to serious. In "Mary Jane," a girl speaking to a nun realizes too late that she has said too much; in "Hannah," a youngster tells her parents why she hates broccoli; and Emmett sounds off about his bossy older sister. The book has several classroom applications, including public speaking, memorization, journal writing, and storytelling. While there are other monologue titles for elementary children, including Ruth Mae Roddy's Minute Monologues for Kids (Dramaline, 2000), Janet Milstein's Cool Characters for Kids!: 71 One-Minute Monologues (Smith and Kraus, 2002), and Chamber Stevens's Magnificent Monologues for Kids (Sandcastle, 1999), the selections in First Monologue are much shorter and easier to memorize or analyze.-Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937738501
  • Publisher: Smith and Kraus Inc
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,254,958
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

KRISTEN DABROWSKI is a writer, actress, teacher, and director residing in New York City. Her books with Smith and Kraus include The Ultimate Monologue Book for Middle School Actors Volume I: 111 One-Minute Monologues, The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume III: 111 One-Minute Monologues, Twenty 10-Minute Plays for Teens Volume 1 , the Teens Speak Series (four books), and the educational 10+Play Series (six books). She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity.
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