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1 What are the major differences between drama and prose stories?

2 CCS-4-RL-5 Explain major differences between drama and prose stories, and refer to the structural elements of drama (e.g. cast of characters, setting descriptions, dialogue, stage directions,) when writing or speaking about specific works of dramatic literature

3 Prose Prose is the normal language (sentences and paragraphs) people use when writing or speaking. It is not poetry and does not have a meter or rhythmical pattern. Magazine articles, encyclopedias, and essays are all written in prose. Stories are also usually written in prose. A story or book that is not a play or poem Elements of Prose (press link) Elements of Prose

4 Drama Drama is a story that is acted out in front of people, or an audience. A drama can be a play, a puppet show, a song, or a dance story that a person on stage performs for a group of people. Have you ever pretended to be someone else? Have you ever acted out a story with a friend? Have you ever gone to see a show or a play? All of these are examples of drama. Plays are written in a special form, which helps you to picture what is happening on stage. This special form is called a script. A script contains the list of characters, the lines the characters say, and the stage directions. Elements of drama (press link) Elements of drama

5 Poetry Poetry creates word pictures, describes moments, or expresses feelings. There are many different forms of poetry. Two examples of poem forms are free verse and lyrical poems. A free verse poem does not rhyme. A lyrical poem uses imagery to express a feeling and uses rhythm, regular meter, and rhyme. Elements of Poetry

6 What form of writing is this? How do you know? What elements do you recognize?

7 Read Aloud “Anansi” by Gerald McDermott Caldecott Honor Book Prose or Drama? Prose – It is a folk tale. If this was written as a poem, what elements would be added?

8 Review What are the major differences between drama, poetry and prose stories? prose drama poetry


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