Grammar and Punctuation Class Play Preview
Two camps: Grammys and Punks! Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration: around 10 - 15 minutes
This class play or assembly attempts to cover at least the basics of the great English Language - a pretty tough challenge!
Punctuation: Capital Letters Full Stops Exclamation Marks Question Marks Commas Colons Semicolons Brackets Hyphens Quotation Marks Apostrophes
Grammar: Nouns Proper Common Collective Abstract Pronouns Adjectives; Verbs Present Past Future Active and Passive Regular and Irregular Adverb; Preposition Conjunction
Narrator: (Growing increasingly impatient) Yes! Yes! Do please say what you’ve got to say! We do have a few more parts of speech apart from yourself to get through, you know!
Grammy 2: (Huffily) Oh very well. I’ll keep it brief!
(Punks all cheer)
Grammy 2: Well, proper nouns are really just names. (Pauses) There! Is that brief enough for you?
Narrator: Excellent! Thank you for that!
(To audience) Phew! I thought for one awful moment we were going to be stuck with proper nouns until the end of the assembly!
Grammy 3: (Bashfully) Me? Oh I’m just a common noun!
Narrator: Oh! Nothing remotely common about you I’m sure!
Grammy 3: But that’s what I’m called!
Grammy 2: That’s right! I’m proper! And he’s common!
Word: Well, there are quite a few other types, like
Grammy 4: Collective nouns – for example, a swarm of bees, a herd of sheep
Grammy 5: And abstract nouns – things you can’t hold in your hand - like anger, time
Narrator: (Looking at watch) Speaking of which, yes, I think that’s enough on nouns!
Grammy 6: (Squeaking) But hey! I might be small, but don’t forget me!
Narrator: And you are?
Grammy 6: I’m a pronoun! Very important I am!
Narrator: (To audience) Just like the rest of them!
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