This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing appropriate and imaginative content choices, using knowledge of genre and narrative structure to form engaging subject matter. In particular, students learn how key features such as the setup, confrontation, and resolution, in addition to characters (such as heroes and villains) can aid the creation of original and engaging playscripts.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Define and exemplify the different genres of playscripts;
- Research and identify the key features of different genres;
- Gaining an in-depth understanding of the narrative structure of playscripts;
- Applying this understanding to popular playscripts, and then using this information to create their own playscripts;
- Write their own playscripts, with interesting, varied, and appropriate subject matter;
- Self/peer assess their playscript attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- A helpful and well-structured research template;
- A comprehensive planning sheet for designing their own playscripts;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.