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Year 3 Narrative Unit 5 – Dialogue and plays

Dialogue and plays (4 weeks)


  • Read and discuss stories, identifying the different characters and voices by using dramatised reading and puppets. Identify the features and conventions of written dialogue, demonstrate and then write dialogue. Compare this with a play based on the same story. Write and perform play scripts based on familiar stories.

1998 Framework objectives covered:

Year 3, Term 1: T5 investigate dialogue and different voices; read play scripts and compare with prose (dialogue, stage directions, layout); T15 write simple playscripts (adapted from a narrative); T4 perform plays.