Objective: Act one, Scene one: Shakespeare chooses to write "The Winter's Tale" in a play format. This lesson focuses on having the students learn the differences between a play and a narrative format.
1. Class Discussion: As a class, brainstorm a list of differences between a play and a narrative. Post this list in the front of the class where everyone can see it.
2. Group Activity: Divide the class into small groups. Ask each small group to pick the most important, or the top three, differences between a play and a narrative (the reasons must be on the class list). Have each small group create a presentation that shows why their differences are the most important. Share these with the class.
3. Class Discussion: Which is easier to read; a play or a narrative? Why? What does a narrative give you that a play doesn't? How does a play...
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