I Need My Monster is written by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam and read by Rita Moreno. When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week. —Gabe.” What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed.
Welcome to Storyline online, presented to you by Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Hi, I’m Rita Moreno. And I’m going to redo a book called, I need my monster, written by a man to know and illustrated by Howard McWilliams tonight. But I looked under the bed for my monster and I found this note instead, gone fishing back in a week. Okay. Folks, I’m going to do I needed a monster under my bed. How was I supposed to get to sleep at? My monster was gone. I tried to sleep. It wasn’t the same without gay. I missed his racket. Is nose whistling, the scrambling of his uncut, cause. How would I ever get to sleep without Gabe’s familiar, scary noises and his spooky green O’s. There was no US gave would be gone for a week and I just had to have a monster. I climb quietly out of bed so my parents wouldn’t hear me. Grown-ups have some strange ideas about monsters under beds. I knocked on the floorboards and scrambled back under my covers. I waited nervously. What a new monster appear. What would he be like? What His snorting be as cheerful as games. When I heard some creaking under my bad, I knew that the substitute monster. Good evening. Said although breathy voice, My name is Herbert, that I will be your months Toyota for leave any Herbert name as that for a master, you don’t sound scary at all. I didn’t have a scared kid before. Will know. But I have read all of the best books on the topic. Do you have long teeth and scratchy clause? I asked. No. But I have an overbite and I’m a mouth breather. Listen. Was kind of scary, but it wasn’t enough for me. I’m sorry. I just don’t think it’s going to work. I mean, it’s nothing personal. But I really need a monster with claws. Picky, Picky. Arabic complained. As you wish. I’ll do it with some more creaking. And then Arabic was some scratching. Warn me that a second Monster had appeared. Good evening. He said in a high silky voice, my name is Raul. I understand you need a monster with close it. If you would please lean over. I will hold data for inspection. I crouched on the edge of the bed hoping to see a horrible shaggy arm with sharp, ragged nails. Instead, I was surprised to see slickly brushed for with smooth, shiny cause excuse me. I don’t mean to be rude. I asked my nail polish. Yes, it is. Ralph replied, I believe professional monster should always be guru. I could tell that this was not going to work either. I’m sorry to disappoint giraffe, but I need a monster scary clause. Like games, pizza, like I heard some more scratching and I knew Ralph was gone. A minute later. A third voice from under the bed rest. Check out these claws can gather my courage and peered over the edge. Were impressive. Get dark and sharp. So far so good. I was a little nervous. Could you stick? I made sure I don’t get scared. I put my fingers at the slimy tails weathering over the foot of my bed. And that’s when I noticed that a young girl monster, of course I am. She snapped. I’m Cynthia. Do you have a problem with that? Yeah, I do. I admitted. I definitely need a boy monster. Boy monsters are for boys and girls. Miles does it for girls. Everybody knows that. Well, aren’t you up PDK1? She sniffed. And she was once I being too picky note, I knew that my monster needed to be well Claude menacing. I mean, the whole point of having a monster after all, was to keep me in bed, imagining all the scary stuff that happened. If I got out, then I heard a shuffling noise and some slumbering. A fourth bonds took was a, the names Mack. One look at his claws, prove that Matt was a big, scruffy boy, a monster. I shivered. Maybe this one would work out. Those are excellent clause. But you have a long tail. I leaned over to see no white tail is stumpy maxillary. What I do how an unusually long why would I be afraid of a long time? They asked all I do know. You said trying to sound terrifying. You’ll know you’ll know what I might like. Yo I fell back on the bed labs. If you’re not even going to try to work with be back wind. I mailed in my giggles. I really don’t think you should suddenly your weight newborn gets to reject five months, doesn’t reject five monsters. Tonight, I interrupted my regular Monster, went fishing. Maybe you just let because you’re so picky vine, Amara here. But I wouldn’t expect another monster tonight if I was you. How was I ever going to get to sleep without my monster? I was surprised to hear more clicking under the bed. Now creaking, scratching. I thought no more modest as we’re going to appear tonight. I said, Sorry, I’m like, If this game, I thought I would enjoy fishing, but I didn’t eat those fish scared to easily, no challenge at all. You however, are challenging my friend. You’re almost too old to be afraid of monsters. You keep me on my toes. Are delicious. A bad query I just gave stomach rumbled with hunger. Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to start the evening with an honest puddle of drool over the edge of the head. Green who is soundless. Then the big trembled as Gabe unfurled his spiked tale, he was daring me to guess where he might pop up. So you add some substitute monster is denied. Gateshead sharpening his claws on my bed post. Or you then gave started tapping. I could tell he wanted to know if I still needed him. No other non-stick. It’s scary like you I could go diving under my covers and pulling them up tight through the blanket. I heard Gabe’s soft, comforting Noise Pop. I knew what they were made for, redo her. He growled, and my blanket started to slip off the bat. I knew game is ready to eat. Or if you could please take out your foot piece. I’d like to nibble. You’re a yanked my blanket backup and scratched my feet so Kate couldn’t get the no toes tonight. But you can have this. I offered pushing a pillow off the bat. I didn’t even hear. It. Was back. Those was perfect. Everything was back to normal. I shivered again. I’d be asleep in no time. And I hope you like that. I love doing monsters, which was your favorite. I see you again. (As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)
Suggested Grade Level: K-1
The standards listed below are for the K and 1st grades but can easily be modified for other grades.
CCSS.SL.K.1, CCSS.SL.1.1, CCSS.SL.K.2, CCSS.SL.1.2, CCSS.RL.K.3, CCSS.RL.1.3, CCSS.RL.K.9, CCSS.RL.1.9, CCSS.RL.K.1, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.W.K.1, CCSS.W.1.1, CCSS.W.K.3, CCSS.W.1.3
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