Play Writing (#1009350) 


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Course Standards


Name Description
ELA.11.C.1.2: Write complex narratives using appropriate techniques to establish multiple perspectives.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: See Writing Types and Narrative Techniques.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.1.3: Write literary analyses to support claims, using logical reasoning, credible evidence from sources, and elaboration, demonstrating an understanding of literary elements.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: See Writing Types and Elaborative Techniques.
Clarification 2: Appropriate tone is expected to continue from 9th and 10th. Use narrative techniques to strengthen argument writing where appropriate.
Clarification 3: These written works will take longer and are meant to reflect thorough research and analysis.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.1.4: Write an analysis of complex texts using logical organization and a tone and voice appropriate to the task and audience, demonstrating an understanding of the subject.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: See Writing Types.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.1.5: Improve writing by considering feedback from adults, peers, and/or online editing tools, revising to improve clarity, structure, and style.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.2.1: Present information orally, with a logical organization, coherent focus, and credible evidence, while employing effective rhetorical devices where appropriate.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: At this grade level, the emphasis is on the content, but students are still expected to follow earlier expectations: appropriate volume, pronunciation, and pacing. This benchmark introduces rhetorical devices to the benchmark, building on what students have learned in R.3.2 and giving them a chance to apply it.

Clarification 2: For further guidance, see the Secondary Oral Communication Rubric.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.3.1: Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Skills to be mastered at this grade level are as follows:
  • Use knowledge of usage rules to create flow in writing and presenting. 
Clarification 2: See Convention Progression by Grade Level for more information. 

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.4.1: Conduct literary research to answer a question, refining the scope of the question to align with interpretations of texts, and synthesizing information from primary and secondary sources.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: While the benchmark does require that students consult multiple sources, there is no requirement that they use every source they consult. Part of the skill in researching is discernment—being able to tell which information is relevant and which sources are trustworthy enough to include.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.5.1: Create digital presentations to improve the experience of the audience.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: At this grade level, students are using multiple elements. The presentation may be delivered live or delivered as a stand-alone digital experience. The elements should be of different types. The elements should relate directly to the presentation and be incorporated in a way that engages the audience.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.C.5.2: Create and export quality writing tailored to a specific audience, integrating multimedia elements, publishing to an online or LAN site.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.1.1: Evaluate how key elements enhance or add layers of meaning and/or style in a literary text.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Key elements of a literary text are setting, plot, characterization, conflict, point of view, theme, and tone.
Clarification 2: For layers of meaning, any methodology or model may be used as long as students understand that text may have multiple layers and that authors use techniques to achieve those layers. A very workable model for looking at layers of meaning is that of I. A. Richards: 

Layer 1) the literal level, what the words actually mean
Layer 2) mood, those feelings that are evoked in the reader
Layer 3) tone, the author’s attitude
Layer 4) author’s purpose (interpretation of author’s purpose as it is often inferred)
Clarification 3: Style is the way in which the writer uses techniques for effect. It is distinct from meaning but can be used to make the author’s message more effective. The components of style are diction, syntax, grammar, and use of figurative language. Style helps to create the author’s voice.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.1.2: Track and analyze universal themes in literary texts from different times and places.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: A universal theme is an idea that applies to anyone, anywhere, regardless of cultural differences. Examples include but are not limited to an individual’s or a community’s confrontation with nature; an individual’s struggle toward understanding, awareness, and/or spiritual enlightenment; the tension between the ideal and the real; the conflict between human beings and advancements in technology/science; the impact of the past on the present; the inevitability of fate; the struggle for equality; and the loss of innocence.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.1.3: Analyze the author’s choices in using juxtaposition to define character perspective.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Juxtaposition is the technique of putting two or more elements side by side to invite comparison or contrast.

Clarification 2: The term perspective means “a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something.”

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.1.4: Analyze ways in which poetry reflects themes and issues of its time period.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Poetry for this benchmark should be selected from one of the following literary periods. 
  • Classical Period (1200 BCE–455 CE) 
  • Medieval Period (455 CE–1485 CE)  
  • Renaissance Period (130–1600) 
  • Restoration and 18th Century (1660–1790) British Literature  
  • Colonial and Early National Period (1600–1830) American Literature 
  • Romantic Period (1790–1870)  
  • Realism and Naturalism Period (1870–1930) 
  • Modernist Period (1910–1945)  
  • Contemporary Period (1945–present) 
Clarification 2: For more information, see Literary Periods

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.3.1: Analyze the author’s use of figurative language and explain examples of allegory.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Examples of allegory should be taken from the following periods: 
  • Classical Period (1200 BCE–455 CE) 
  • Medieval Period (455 CE–1485 CE)  
  • Renaissance Period (1300–1600) 
  • Restoration and 18th Century (1660–1790) British Literature
  • Colonial and Early National Period (1600–1830) American Literature 
  • Romantic Period (1790–1870)
  • Realism and Naturalism Period (1870–1930)
  • Modernist Period (1910–1945) 
Clarification 2: Figurative language use that students will analyze are metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole, meiosis (understatement), allusion, and idiom. Other examples can be used in instruction.
Clarification 3: See Secondary Figurative Language

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.3.2: Paraphrase content from grade-level texts.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Most grade-level texts are appropriate for this benchmark.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.3.3: Compare and contrast how contemporaneous authors address related topics, comparing the authors’ use of reasoning, and analyzing the texts within the context of the time period.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Contemporaneous authors here refers to authors who are contemporaries of each other writing within any of the following literary periods:
  • Classical Period (1200 BCE–455 CE)
  • Medieval Period (455 CE–1485 CE)
  • Renaissance Period (1300–1600)
  • Restoration and 18th Century (1660–1790) British Literature
  • Colonial and Early National Period (1600–1830) American Literature
  • Romantic Period (1790–1870)
  • Realism and Naturalism Period (1870–1930)
  • Modernist Period (1910–1945) 
Clarification 2: For more information on types of reasoning, see Types of Logical Reasoning. 

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.R.3.4: Evaluate an author’s use of rhetoric in text.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Students will evaluate the appropriateness of appeals and the effectiveness of devices. In this grade level, students are using and responsible for all four appeals; kairos is added at this grade level.

Clarification 2: Rhetorical devices for the purposes of this benchmark are the figurative language devices from 11.R.3.1 with the addition of irony, rhetorical question, antithesis, zeugma, metonymy, synecdoche, asyndeton, and chiasmus. 

Clarification 3: See Secondary Figurative Language.

Clarification 4: See Rhetorical Appeals and Rhetorical Devices.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.V.1.1: Integrate academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level in speaking and writing.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: To integrate vocabulary, students will apply the vocabulary they have learned to authentic speaking and writing tasks independently. This use should be intentional, beyond responding to a prompt to use a word in a sentence.

Clarification 2: Academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level refers to words that are likely to appear across subject areas for the current grade level and beyond, vital to comprehension, critical for academic discussions and writing, and usually require explicit instruction.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.V.1.2: Apply knowledge of etymology and derivations to determine meanings of words and phrases in grade-level content.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Etymology refers to the study of word origins and the ways that words have changed over time.

Clarification 2: Derivation refers to making new words from an existing word by adding affixes.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.11.V.1.3: Apply knowledge of context clues, figurative language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the connotative and denotative meaning of words and phrases, appropriate to grade level.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Review of words learned in this way is critical to building background knowledge and related vocabulary.

Clarification 2: See Context Clues and Word Relationships.

Clarification 3: See ELA.11.R.3.1 and Secondary Figurative Language.

Standard Relation to Course: Major

ELA.K12.EE.1.1: Cite evidence to explain and justify reasoning.
Clarifications:
K-1 Students include textual evidence in their oral communication with guidance and support from adults. The evidence can consist of details from the text without naming the text. During 1st grade, students learn how to incorporate the evidence in their writing.

2-3 Students include relevant textual evidence in their written and oral communication. Students should name the text when they refer to it. In 3rd grade, students should use a combination of direct and indirect citations.

4-5 Students continue with previous skills and reference comments made by speakers and peers. Students cite texts that they’ve directly quoted, paraphrased, or used for information. When writing, students will use the form of citation dictated by the instructor or the style guide referenced by the instructor. 

6-8 Students continue with previous skills and use a style guide to create a proper citation.

9-12 Students continue with previous skills and should be aware of existing style guides and the ways in which they differ.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELA.K12.EE.2.1: Read and comprehend grade-level complex texts proficiently.
Clarifications:
See Text Complexity for grade-level complexity bands and a text complexity rubric.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELA.K12.EE.3.1: Make inferences to support comprehension.
Clarifications:
Students will make inferences before the words infer or inference are introduced. Kindergarten students will answer questions like “Why is the girl smiling?” or make predictions about what will happen based on the title page. Students will use the terms and apply them in 2nd grade and beyond.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELA.K12.EE.4.1: Use appropriate collaborative techniques and active listening skills when engaging in discussions in a variety of situations.
Clarifications:
In kindergarten, students learn to listen to one another respectfully.

In grades 1-2, students build upon these skills by justifying what they are thinking. For example: “I think ________ because _______.” The collaborative conversations are becoming academic conversations.

In grades 3-12, students engage in academic conversations discussing claims and justifying their reasoning, refining and applying skills. Students build on ideas, propel the conversation, and support claims and counterclaims with evidence.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELA.K12.EE.5.1: Use the accepted rules governing a specific format to create quality work.
Clarifications:
Students will incorporate skills learned into work products to produce quality work. For students to incorporate these skills appropriately, they must receive instruction. A 3rd grade student creating a poster board display must have instruction in how to effectively present information to do quality work.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELA.K12.EE.6.1: Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
Clarifications:
In kindergarten and 1st grade, students learn the difference between formal and informal language. For example, the way we talk to our friends differs from the way we speak to adults. In 2nd grade and beyond, students practice appropriate social and academic language to discuss texts.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.1.3: Justify a response to a theatrical experience through oral or written analysis, using correct theatre terminology.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.1.4: Research and define the physical/visual elements necessary to create theatrical reality for a specific historical and/or geographical play.
Clarifications:
e.g., architectural details; period costumes, furnishings, and hair; attire appropriate to climate and time of year; props appropriate to economic level

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.1.5: Make and defend conscious choices in the creation of a character that will fulfill anticipated audience response.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.2.2: Construct imaginative, complex scripts and revise them in collaboration with actors to convey story and meaning to an audience.
Clarifications:
e.g., multiple characters, multiple settings, multiple time periods

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.3.1: Explore commonalities between works of theatre and other performance media.
Clarifications:
e.g., dance, mime, movies, street theatre, poetry reading

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.C.3.2: Develop and apply criteria to select works for a portfolio and defend one’s artistic choices with a prepared analysis.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.F.1.3: Stimulate imagination, quick thinking, and creative risk-taking through improvisation to create written scenes or plays.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.1.1: Analyze how playwrights’ work reflects the cultural and socio-political framework in which it was created.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.1.4: Interpret a text through different social, cultural, and historical lenses to consider how perspective and context shape a work and its characters.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.2.1: Research the correlations between theatrical forms and the social, cultural, historical, and political climates from which they emerged, to form an understanding of the influences that have shaped theatre.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.2.2: Research and discuss the effects of personal experience, culture, and current events that shape individual response to theatrical works.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.2.3: Weigh and discuss, based on analysis of dramatic texts, the importance of cultural protocols and historical accuracy for artistic impact.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.H.2.8: Analyze how events have been portrayed through theatre and film, balancing historical accuracy versus theatrical storytelling.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.O.1.4: Write an original script or a dramatic adaptation of a literary work to demonstrate knowledge of theatrical conventions.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.O.2.1: Apply the principles of dramatic structure to the writing of a one-act play.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.O.2.6: Deconstruct a play, using an established theory, to understand its dramatic structure.
Clarifications:
e.g., Aristotle's Poetics

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.O.3.3: Analyze and demonstrate how to use various media to impact theatrical productions.
Clarifications:
e.g., projections, digital video, sound, animation, intelligent lighting

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

TH.912.S.2.3: Demonstrate an understanding of a dramatic work by developing a character analysis for one or more of its major characters and show how the analysis clarifies the character’s physical and emotional dimensions.
Clarifications:
e.g., relationships, wants, needs, motivations

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELD.K12.ELL.LA.1: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting

ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

Standard Relation to Course: Supporting




General Course Information and Notes

VERSION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use writing and language skills for play writing in a variety of public performance formats.

GENERAL NOTES

English Language Arts is not a discrete set of skills, but a rich discipline with meaningful, significant content, the knowledge of which helps all students actively and fully participate in our society. Standards should not stand alone as a separate focus for instruction, but should be combined purposefully.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • examination of a variety of plays in order to examine
    • modes of staging directions of power and impact of appropriate voice and/or tone and persona
    • reciprocal nature of content and form in development of writing for performance
    • literary theory associated with play writing
  • writing for varied purposes including
    • personal and dramatic narratives
    • poetic oral performance formats
    • screenplay and multimedia productions
    • digital writing platforms
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially regarding peer reviews of multiple drafts and/or performances

Important Note: Reading and writing courses should not be used in place of English language arts courses; reading and writing courses are intended to be used to supplement further study in English language arts.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf


VERSION REQUIREMENTS

One-third of the titles from the 11th Grade Sample Book List should be used in instruction.


General Information

Course Number: 1009350 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses > Subject: English/Language Arts > SubSubject: Writing >
Abbreviated Title: PLAY WRIT
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Attributes:
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Type: Core Academic Course Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Graduation Requirement: Performing/Fine Arts



Educator Certifications

English (Grades 6-12)
Drama (Grades 6-12)


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