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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A bag of laughs - Plays

Level: KS2

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6. Esperanza Rising: Story Builder

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Source: www.scholastic.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Elements of a play, e.g. setting, scene, character, props
  • Use action verbs and adverbs to tell the actions and manner in stage directions
  • Use adjectives to describe people, animals, objects, conditions and feelings

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. plays
  • Express imaginative ideas with the help of cues

http://www.scholastic.com/esperanza/storybuilder.htm

Brief Description:
An online writing tool for writing a play or a story using the same setting

User Tips:

  • Choose the basic elements of a story, the 'Characters', 'Setting', and 'Props', before writing.
  • Click 'Write a Play' to start writing the play.
  • Pick 'Stage Direction', 'Narrator', 'Character' or 'Act' from the pull down menu and fill in the box to write the play.
  • After writing, students can print out the writing and act out the play.
  • Click 'Write a story' to write a story with the same setting. Students can compare the features of a story and a play.

7. Write a Playscript

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Source: Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Primary School
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

Resources

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use colons to indicate direct speech in play scripts
  • Use imperative sentences to give commands

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. play
  • Acquire, extract and organize information relevant to specific tasks

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. plays
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

https://sites.google.com/site/writeaplayscript/

Brief Description:
An online writing task about writing a playscript based on a story

User Tips:

  • Students can follow the steps in 'Process' to complete the task online.
  • Students can practice writing the playscript using the 'Worksheet',
  • Teachers can refer to 'Teacher Page'  for other relevant websites about writing playscripts.

Other resources  

LEAD - Resources
A list of resources about training students to carry out a drama performance
http://resources.edb.gov.hk/lead2002/files/7_resources.htm

Free play scripts for kids
A web-site with more than 300 ready-to-use play scripts
http://www.kidsinco.com/complete-list-of-playscripts/

Whootie Owl's Reader's Theatre Play Scripts
A list of play scripts which are based on the stories from different countries
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/script.html

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