Objective: Prologue: This story is told in a play format, rather than a traditional narrative. This lesson will examine the differences between a play and a narrative and what that might mean the students need to consider while they are reading the play.
1. As a class, brainstorm a list of differences between a play and a narrative. Post this list in the front of class so the students can refer to it during class.
2. Divide the class into small groups. Have each small group decide how a play does the following things: introduces characters, describes characters, describes the setting of the action, shows emotions, and gives depth to the characters. Then have them decide how a narrative does this. Each small group should pick which way they prefer for each thing; the narrative way or the play way and be able to say why. Share the results...
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