15 Min Comedy Play Script And Unit| Saturday Sunday and Monday Italian Folk Tale

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This comical play and song (based on an Italian folk tale) is suitable whether studying folk tales, the Italian culture or in a drama class. Students strengthen their reading (fluency), speaking (diction) and listening skills (restating) while learning to work cooperatively. The central themes include generosity, laziness and selfishness. Based on an Italian folk tale, students have an opportunity to:

  • create comical characters--stereotypes in particular
  • use movement to explore ideas and themes
  • sing a song in unison
  • choral speaking
  • develop a theatrical piece with peers

This product comes with:

  • a warm up focused on the objective of a character
  • procedure or rehearsal schedule
  • teacher's script--how I say it and what I say
  • information about the translator/author,
  • the original folk tale--gives the students a nice opportunity to discuss comparison and contrast
  • six page script complete with stage and blocking directions (to help you stage your performance)
  • tips and advice
  • discussion questions (post performance) with a quick art assignment
  • costume suggestions
  • original songs, written especially for this play--plenty of fun for everyone!
  • an alternate set of lyrics in Italian for the song!
  • sound bytes which can be used as accompaniment or for rehearsing the songs
  • stage properties list--including how to create each prop
  • sound effects list
  • costume suggestions
  • Italian words for the days of the week, including pronunciation
  • sources

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Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


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