Kids love plays and seem to intuitively understand them better as the format comes closer than any other genre to imitating real life social language.
Even so, students need to know the names for and recognize the devices used in the genre of drama in order to speak, write, and answer questions about what they're reading.
Help your students quickly acquire the vocabulary related to the genre of drama with the mnemonic: P.L.A.Y.S.
This interactive notebooking/window flap book includes:
*The outside flaps in black and white & a copy in color
*The inside notes with all the information you and your students need for expedited review
*The inside notes with blanks left for your students to write out the notes if you prefer
*Images to accompany the mnemonic to facilitate learning for visual thinkers
The flap book is formatted to have two students' notes per page, meaning half the copies for you. I suggest having the students cut the pages and windows for homework to save time in class, or if you have one of those students who loves to cut things sending it home with him/her to trim all of them.
Doing notes this way means you spend less time doing rote notetaking and spend more time using the notes to interact rigorously with the play/text of your choice.
KL Greinert & Ramon Readasaurus