This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Summer Drama lesson plan.
Students will be able to identify the parts of a script and write about its theme.
Students will be able to describe events in a script with adverbs using strategic partnering.
Distribute the Adverbs in a Script worksheet. Pair advanced and beginning ELs together (i.e., cross-ability grouping) to read the text. Allow them to alternate the roles of Mom and Daniel, or have one student read all the text and then have the other student take a turn. Note their comfort and knowledge about scripts in general.
Choose a student to tell the setting of the script and list the characters. Then, have a student volunteer read the student-facing language objective: "I can talk about events in a script with adverbs using partners." Ask for volunteers to define the new terms (e.g., "adverb" or "script") or provide the meanings yourself.
Tell students today they're going to learn about how to talk about details in a script using adverbs.