Presentation on theme: "Prose vs. Drama vs Poetry"— Presentation transcript:
1Prose vs. Drama vs Poetry What are the major differences between drama and prose stories?Day 1 – Complete slides 1 – 10Day 2 – Complete slides
2CCS-4-RL-5Explain 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
3ProseProse 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 poemElements of Prose (press link)Display sample books written in prose
4DramaDrama 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)Display sample books written as plays available in your local school library.Title: Feast of Thanksgiving, the first American holiday : a play / by June Behrens ; pictures by Anne Siberall.Publisher: Childrens Press, p1974, c1974Title: The jungle book / Rudyard Kipling ; adapted for the stage by Stuart Paterson.Publisher: Nick Hern Books, p2007, c2007
5PoetryPoetry 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 PoetryDisplay sample books written as plays available in your local school library.Title: Feast of Thanksgiving, the first American holiday : a play / by June Behrens ; pictures by Anne Siberall.Publisher: Childrens Press, p1974, c1974Title: The jungle book / Rudyard Kipling ; adapted for the stage by Stuart Paterson.Publisher: Nick Hern Books, p2007, c2007
6What form of writing is this? How do you know? What elements do you recognize?
7Read Aloud “Anansi” by Gerald McDermott Prose or Drama? Caldecott Honor BookProse or Drama?Prose – It is a folk tale.If this was written as a poem, what elements would be added?
8ReviewWhat are the major differences between drama, poetry and prose stories?prosepoetrydrama