LESSON ONE: Readerís Theater, Get Ready
Students read the play Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria told by Aaron Shepard (play) to learn authorís purpose and text features of plays.
R2A Recognize text features of fiction, poetry, and drama
R2C Identify authorís purpose
LS1 Listen for specific information
ß Sources of literature
o Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria retold by Aaron Shepard (play)
o Chart paper
ß Handouts provided
o Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
ß Words to know
o authorís purpose
o text features
Observation of listening skills.
Create a checklist or scoring guide to assess each childís listening skills.
Where do we see plays?
Has anyone ever been in a play?
Has anyone ever seen a play?
How are plays set up?
What are the differences between the text features of a book and the features of a play?
Is the same story being told in the book as in the play?
How do you think the author felt when he was writing this play?
What feelings do you get when you listen to the play?
How do the characters set the mood and tone of the play?