Namely Me: 50 Monologues for Students Grade 5-9 Based on the Meaning of Names

Overview

If someone gave you a book of names and their ancient meaning, would you be curious to look up your own name and find its significance?

Namely ME is the first in a series of thought-provoking monologue books for middle and high school students, based on the ancient or traditional meaning of a character's name. The monologues are funny, poignant glimpses into a teen's life that use a creative new format to teach the skills of drama. Use them as...

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Overview

If someone gave you a book of names and their ancient meaning, would you be curious to look up your own name and find its significance?

Namely ME is the first in a series of thought-provoking monologue books for middle and high school students, based on the ancient or traditional meaning of a character's name. The monologues are funny, poignant glimpses into a teen's life that use a creative new format to teach the skills of drama. Use them as individual classroom pieces, a unit of study or to create a performance in which every child has a chance to shine.

Includes bonus teacher's guide for classroom integration

Namely ME has an easy-to-read chapter filled with exciting ideas to help teachers. Teaching such skills as memorization, getting into character and taking a moment, Namely ME gives teachers a wide range of inventive monologues to use in the classroom. Take your students into a deeper study of naming traditions throughout the ages and across cultures. The possibilities of creating an exhilarating final production from the monologues are also explained clearly in this bonus chapter.

Easy-to-produce performance instructions

The performances I have created from the name monologues are easy to produce, full of energy and delightful to show a wide variety of audiences. They also showcase what a teacher does in her classroom and solve the problem of finding a production with a part for every student.

By award-winning playwright, theater educator, and columnist

During the past years, I have heard from hundreds of teachers from all over the world about my books Middle Mania! Volumes One and Two and how easy they are to use. Take what you have done with monologues in the past and explore the possibilities of doing MORE with Namely ME.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575257112
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

MAUREEN BRADY JOHNSON has been a theater teacher and director for over thirty-five years. She is the author of three books on teaching theater, a popular contributor to EDTA's Teaching Theater magazine and has written for Gary Garrison's newsletter, The Loop. She is also an award-winning playwright whose plays have been performed worldwide.

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