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Thursday 14th January 2021

LC: To prepare playscripts to read aloud, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.


In this lesson, you are going to read 'The Little Match Girl' playscript aloud that you created on Wednesday and made improvements on today. 


Remember, a playscript is a type of story that has been written for actors to perform. 


Would all the characters speak the same? How do you think they would speak?

1. Use different voices for the characters. 


No inverted commas are used in a playscript to show the reader the direct speech. Instead, the character name and a colon are used to show the character's line to be spoken. 

2. Only read aloud the character line. 


Stage directions are not read aloud. They give the actor a command to do something. 

3. Use the stage directions to perform an action while you are reading aloud.


Listen to the teacher model with a section of The Snow Queen playscript before you prepare to read your playscript aloud. 


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EMAIL your teacher on PURPLE MASH at the end of the lesson.


1. Tell your teacher what you enjoyed most about performing your

   playscript aloud. 

2. Which character was the best to perform and why?

3. Which area of reading and performing playscripts have you improved

   on the most?

   Examples: using different voices for characters,

               doing actions while you speak,

               using intonation and tone,

               or speaking with volume.