Lesson Plan

A Script with Adverbs

Describe what's happening in the script! Use this lesson to help your ELs describe events in a drama. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Summer Drama.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Summer Drama lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Summer Drama lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the parts of a script and write about its theme.

Language

Students will be able to describe events in a script with adverbs using strategic partnering.

Introduction

(8 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceAdverbs In A ScriptVocabulary Cards: A Script With AdverbsGlossary: A Script with Adverbs
  • 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.

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fourth grade
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