March 26, 2014

posted Mar 26, 2014, 5:08 AM by Jeff Maxim
We're practicing text structure today. These are words we can use to talk about how a text looks, such as paragraph, stanza, or acts.

RL5.5 - Explain how a series of scenes fit together to provide the overall structure of a drama.

Mini Lesson
Drama is a story that is acted out in front of people, or an audience. A drama can be a play or a puppet show that a person or group on stage performs for a group of people.

Plays are written in a special form, which helps you to picture what is happening on stage. This special form is called a script. A script contains the list of characters, the lines the characters say, or the dialogue, and the stage directions.

Plays are divided into parts called acts. A play may have one act or several. Each act tells a different part of the story. Acts may be divided into smaller parts called scenes. In a new act or scene, the setting or characters onstage often change.

Click here to learn more about structure in literature. 

Today's assignment

Here is a copy of today's reading (but you'll have a paper copy for annotations in class).

Here are today's questions.

What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you answered the question?
  2. Did you write complete sentences?

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