This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing varied and imaginative dramatic language and devices, using techniques appropriately to engage audiences.. In particular, students learn how key features such as dramatic irony, dramatic tension, pauses, hesitations, and stage directions 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 key language devices of playscripts;
- Identify the key features within an extract of an existing playscript, commenting upon effect;
- Gaining an in-depth understanding of the application of some of the more complicated language features;
- Completing short, fun, application tasks to check their understanding;
- Write their own playscripts, with accurate language and devices;
- Self/Peer assess their playscript attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- An engaging and appropriate playscript extract to learn from;
- Cards for the card-sorting task;
- An analysis worksheet;
- 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.