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Encouragement - Break a Leg!



Encouragement - Break a Leg!

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     challenging words:    brighten, actually, level, ever, lines, clearly, role, encouragement, challenge, doing, large, group, have, introduce, microphone, also


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Encouragement - Break a Leg!
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Have you ever needed to be encouraged to do something? Encouragement comes from other people. You can think of it as someone attempting to cheer you on. Pretend you are about to get up in front of a large group of people at your school's music program. You are going to speak into the microphone. You feel a little nervous about doing this. Your role is to introduce your grade level, welcome the parents, and invite them to join the students in singing the songs they will hear. Your music teacher has chosen you for this role. He thinks you speak clearly. He also knows you will be responsible and practice your lines before the program. The time has come. Your parents give you a big hug before the program and say, "Honey, you'll do great. Break a leg." Break a leg? What does that mean? Do your parents actually want you to stand in front of .....
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