As a high school drama teacher, Deborah Karczewski understands that "Teens Have Feelings Too!" So she wrote monologues for her students to practice expressing themselves. This list is based on the following pieces: "Eye Contact," "Snob," "Roommate," "Mr. Perfect," "Family Addition," "Too Young for...," and "Party."

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 7 Unit 4's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, maggie and milly and molly and may, Mother to Son, Haikus, It Happened in Montgomery, Monologues, The Raven, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat, Outlaws and Highwaymen, The Highwayman, We Wear the Mask, Twelfth Night
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  1. casual
    marked by a lack of concern
    OK, just look casual.
  2. routine
    an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    Just doing my homework like everyone else here in study hall. Same ol' routine.
  3. convincing
    causing one to believe the truth of something
    Now look super interested in this page. Good--very convincing.
  4. opportunity
    a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
    This is the most major opportunity of my life, and I'm forced into silence.
  5. snob
    a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    How can anyone--anyone who matters, anyway--accuse me of being a snob?
  6. jealous
    painfully desirous of another's advantages
    I're just jealous!
  7. gratitude
    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
    And this is how you show your gratitude?
  8. reputation
    the general estimation that the public has for a person
    Here I am worrying about your feelings and your reputation...and how do you thank me?
  9. example
    a person or thing to be imitated; ideal model
    It is up to us, those blessed in society, to set an example for those beneath us.
  10. saunter
    walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    (Flips hair and saunters off.)
  11. torture
    torment emotionally or mentally
    It's bad enough that I'm gonna have to be tortured by a stinky, whiny, bottle-sucking baby in the house, but to give up half of my room?
  12. frustration
    a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
    Arghhh! (Or some noise of frustration)
  13. cannibal
    a person who eats human flesh
    It's like being eaten by cannibals while I'm still alive!
  14. observe
    watch with care or pay close attention to
    One: observe the row of sock balls making a line down the middle of the floor.
  15. privacy
    the quality of being secluded from the presence of others
    Three: when I want my privacy, I'll put a sign on the outside of the door
  16. dub
    raise to knighthood
    Might as well dub him a knight now.
  17. honorary
    given as an award without the normal duties
    Hey, why not give him an honorary degree now to save some time later?
  18. obnoxious
    causing disapproval or protest
    Maybe he has my parents wrapped around his obnoxious little finger
  19. territory
    an area of knowledge or interest
    but High School...that's my terrritory
  20. suggestive
    tending to hint at something improper or indecent
    (Evil, suggestive laugh)
  21. runt
    disparaging terms for small people
    A whiny, stinking, puking runt in my space!
  22. practically
    almost; nearly
    I mean, after helping raise two brothers, I'm practically an expert!
  23. patient
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper
    She's always going on about how patient I am
  24. neanderthal
    ill-mannered and coarse in behavior or appearance
    She's nothing like those two Neanderthals Mom calls my brothers.
  25. condition
    a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    OK, Mom can have a baby on one condition: it's got to be a girl!
  26. furious
    marked by extreme anger
    It gets me so mad -- so angry -- furious!
  27. slogan
    a favorite saying of a sect or political group
    Today the slogan of the day is, "You're tooyoungfor dating."
  28. mime
    act out with gestures and bodily movements only
    (The actress is getting ready for a party. She can either provide props and music or mime her actions.)
  29. mature
    fully considered and perfected
    I really have to look mature tonight.
  30. image
    a personal facade that one presents to the world
    Should I go for comfort or for image?
Created on September 12, 2014 (updated September 15, 2014)

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