The easiest source for
a play is the textbook. If we take a look at a
textbook, we find that in many units the situational
context and characters have already been developed.
It is up to us if we continue in a similar vein
or develop our own context and characters but
still adhere to the language focus.
If we want to use a classic
story, we should find one which suits pupils'
interest and ability. Three have been chosen here
- 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Magic Paintbrush'
and 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We have chosen
them because most pupils know of them and there
is a lot of action in them. This gives pupils
more confidence and ideas to write the script.
The idea for the self-written
plays could come from any source. 'Bossy Chris',
in fact, was inspired by a series of pictures
and text and then modified to include a suitable
language focus, specific to Key Stage 2.