My First Monologue Book: 100 Monlogues for Young Children (My First Acting Series) (Young Actors)

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Monologues just for kids!

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.
ABOUT THE SERIES

My First Acting Series introduces children, ages 5 to 9, to the basic elements of acting, directing, and producing a live theatrical performance and, in so doing, teaches kids how to think critically, solve problems, and work cooperatively with their peers.
This groundbreaking new series is for truly beginning actors, designed to incorporate theater and its benefits into children's lives at a young age by giving teachers and parents an accessible and applicable series with which to supplement their children's reading or social studies curriculum in a fun and interactive way.
Each book builds on the one before it, so skills grow as students grow. A better alternative to Reader's Theater, My First Acting Series is written by professional playwrights, and sufficiently engages children, encourages them to cooperate, and develops their creative expression.
Within this series, the Latino/English Collection is designed to support K-3 classes that include students whose first language, or language most frequently spoken at home, is Spanish. M. Ramirez has written accessible material that weaves commonly used Latino words and idioms into essentially English material. This Latino flavor breaks down language barriers and allows Latino kids to focus on the work at hand --learning to act -- while progressing in sync with schoolmates who are more comfortable with commonly available dramatic material.

SERIES BREAKDOWN
My First Acting Series contains two collections for K-3 students. The Latino/English Collection by M. Ramirez, and the Standard/English collection by Kristen Dabrowski each include three monologue books, two scene study books, a technique book and a teacher's guide. The acting technique book includes games, exercises, and acting technique lessons; the teachers guide is complete with readymade lesson plans and suggestions on how to incorporate the material into existing curriculum.

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For Parents, Teachers, and Agents These monologues are about kids and for kids. Often, kids are given material meant for adults or adult actors. This is hard for them to read and act. This book contains situations kids can relate to and understand. Some of the words may be challenging on the page, but they are easily understood. Inside, you’ll see a great variety of scenarios and emotions to choose from. Often, the monologues change mood or direction so the actor can show a range. They are kept short and sweet so they don’t overwhelm. A few are particularly brief, though specific and finely tuned, for early readers. There are a lot of character types that kids recognize from their lives—the show-off, the chicken, the boss, the teacher’s pet, etc. Encouraging them to really play up the feelings and character types often has dramatic results. I have often seen shy children transform into big hams! If you’d like, change a girl’s speech to a boy’s speech or vice versa. If you need or want to change a word, do it! You can do anything you want with these monologues. Teachers, these monologues may spark the imaginations of your students. See if they can write their own.The topics and language are kid-tested and approved from my work in New York schools and summer camps. Enjoy and explore! Kristen Dabrowski

About 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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