Play Writing   (#1009350)

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Course Standards

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
Abbreviated Title: PLAY WRIT
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Graduation Requirement: Performing/Fine Arts

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