Students will be able to use addition and subtraction to solve word problems. Introduction 10 minutes Create a scenario to introduce the concept of word problems.
Many kids in middle or high school have seen and read some plays and maybe even acted in productions. A budding writer may also want to try his own hand at playwriting. Here are some basic playwriting tips. Start with an Idea. Find an idea for the basis of a play, usually with a plot and storyline that involves a series of events.
A play can be about something that really happened or something fictional. Anything from a news story to a photograph to an interesting person might spark an idea.
Lots of good first plays are short, around pages. Think of a conflict, or a main problem that the characters face, which will be central to the plot, to make it more dramatic. For an exercise in structure, have children write a one act play with four scenes, using the numbered list above as an outline.
The setting of a play is where it takes place.
This could be a historical era, a foreign country, a single room or even inside a vacuum. Scene changes are a good time for characters to switch locations. Each character wants something and has a goal or objective.
Kids can list each character and give detailed descriptions for each one, including their name, age, physical appearance, personality, hobbies and interests, fears, secrets, abilities, motivations, occupation and relation to other characters.
A play is nothing without dialogue, the conversations characters have! Dialogue should sound believable and real—there can be pauses and contractions, just like in everyday speech.
It helps to study real-life conversations and practice reading dialogue aloud to see how it sounds. Using the correct playwriting format helps put all these aspects together in an understandable way.
An example of playwriting format follows below. Note that when writing character descriptions, the more detailed they are, the more depth actors can give to their performance.Teaching resources for year olds. Arkive’s FREE teaching resources can be used to teach year olds across the curriculum from maths and ICT to English and art, and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos.
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A script consists of - dialogue - what the characters say, and; stage directions - instructions to the actors and director. Here is an example of an extract from a play script.