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Monologue Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Heather Jenkins

Heather has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 11 years.

As younger students learn about theater, understanding and creating monologues is important. This lesson includes activities to help students create their own monologue, as well as monologues for characters in picture books.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of a monologue
  • identify examples of monologues
  • write and present a short monologue

Length

2 hours

Materials

  • Picture books
  • Index cards

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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