Digestive System Monologues

We finished up the Digestive System by having students write monologues as if they were a part of the digestive tract (accessory organs such as the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, etc. included). Here’s the finished product:

Students presented their monologues in groups of two or three (there are two classes worth on monologues posted) and wrote them on colored paper for the bulletin board. This would be a great activity for any age group. With homeschoolers, you could even have each child write a monologue for each part – a great way to reinforce the content!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Natalie on April 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Hey Becky,

    What kind of instructions did you give the students on this? Is this a class work double period activity where they work in groups of 2-3 and then present to the class at the end? Did you do the drawing (at the center of the picture above) in class with the students?

    Hope everything is going well.



    • Posted by Becky on April 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      I think we gave them one 60 minute period to prepare the monologues (after one or two days learning about the whole system and providing them with articles). Then it took almost a whole period the next day to present since we only had 2-3 people per group. Students who finished early made the human drawing/outline to keep busy while others were working.


  2. Posted by Megan on January 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I love the idea of writing the monologue as part of the digestive system. Our major focus is writing in the classroom. I’m a bit confused on how to go about it however? Did you have someone speaking as a piece of food traveling through? Thanks for any info you can provide!


    • Posted by Becky M on January 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      We had the kids write their own monologue as the digestive system. Something along the lines of: “Hi, I’m the digestive system. I work to turn food into energy for your body. In order for me to work, you have to chew food and swallow it…” Then they would continue to describe how digestion works from the point of view of the digestive system. I hope this helps!


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