This stimulating and thought-provoking lesson enables students to create playscript texts containing appropriate and accurate structures, using rules and knowledge to accurately organise their ideas. In particular, students learn how key features such as character lists, stage directions, act/scene labelling, and character speech referencing enable playwrights to create clear and authentic 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 structural devices of playscripts;
- Identify the key features within an extract of an existing playscript, commenting upon organisation;
- Gaining an in-depth understanding of the application of some of the more complicated structural features;
- Completing short, fun, application tasks to check their understanding;
- Write their own playscripts, with accurate structures;
- Self/Peer assess their playscript attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- An engaging and appropriate Frankenstein extract;
- An logical, informative checklist, that enables students to understand how to apply structural features;
- A clear and helpful template;
- 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.