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English Language Arts Level 7 #29 Ms. Walker. Today ’ s Objectives. Latin Root Words Types of Play Formats The Radio Play. Part 1 - Latin Root Words.

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today s objectives
Today’s Objectives
  • Latin Root Words
  • Types of Play Formats
  • The Radio Play
part 1 latin root words
Part 1 - Latin Root Words
  • fug - flee, run away, escape fugitive – a person who is running away; refuge – a sheltered place to flee to; refugee – a person seeking protection
latin root words
Latin Root Words
  • geo - earth, soil, global geography – study of the earth’s surface; geology – study of the structure of the earth;
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Latin Root Words
  • giga - a billion
  • gigabyte – unit of computer storage space; gigahertz – unit of frequency (one billion Hz/sec); gigawatt unit of electric power (one billion watts).
latin root words2
Latin Root Words
  • gram - letter, written - diagram – a simple drawing; grammar – rules of how to write words in sentences; telegram – a message sent by telegraph.
latin root words3
Latin Root Words
  • icon/o – image - icon – an (often religious) image, in modern usage a simplified graphic of high symbolic content;
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Latin Root Words
  • ject – throw - eject – to throw someone/something out; interject – to throw a remark into a discussion; project – to cast or throw something.
part 2 types of plays
Part 2 - Types of Plays
  • Stage Play – acted out on a stage in front of a live audience.
  • Radio Play – uses dialog only. The audience only hears the action.
  • Teleplay – a play made for television.
the radio play
The Radio Play
  • The action in a Radio play takes place solely through dialog. There are no sets in a radio play. The inflection of the actor’s voice is used to move the action along.
the play vs the novel
The Play vs. the Novel
  • A play has a different structure from a novel. In a novel, the author can describe what the characters are thinking. In a play, the character must tell the audience what he is thinking.
part 3 play essentials the setting
Part 3 – Play Essentials – The Setting
  • Characters can travel to many different places in a novel. Places may be described so that the reader can imagine them clearly. However, a playwright won't spend much time describing the setting.
play essentials the setting
Play Essentials – The Setting
  • The audience will be able to see it! The playwright's characters won't do a lot of traveling; the story will be acted out in one place (the stage), and while sets can be changed,
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Play Essentials – The Setting
  • it's best not to have too many sets planned for a play in order to save time and money.
play essentials character portrayals
Play Essentials - Character Portrayals
  • Finally, since an audience can't hear thinking, characters must speak their thoughts aloud.
  • Therefore, a playwright's focus is on writing down what each character says, thinks and does.
play essentials speech in a play
Play Essentials - Speech in a Play
  • Speech is the most important aspect of a play. The playwright uses different types of speech to convey his message through the actor.
play essentials types of dramatic speech
Play Essentials - Types of Dramatic Speech

The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms.

Dialogue: conversations of characters onstage

Monologue: long speech given by one character to others

types of dramatic speech
Types of Dramatic Speech

Soliloquy: speech by a character alone onstage to himself or herself or to the audience

Asides: remarks made to the audience or to one character; the other characters onstage do not hear an aside


Part 4

Sorry Wrong Number

A radio play.

sorry wrong number
“Sorry Wrong Number”
  • Let’s listen to the radio play titled “Sorry Wrong Number.” It Dialogue and Monologue are the two types of Dramatic Speech used in this Radio Play. Note how the dialogue makes you feel emotionally.
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“Sorry Wrong Number”
  • This play is packed with emotion. Much of the play is presented in a monologue.
sorry wrong number radio play
“Sorry Wrong Number”Radio Play
  • http://youtu.be/1r5GZral6zs


sorry wrong number teleplay
“Sorry Wrong Number” Teleplay
  • http://youtu.be/B189kXUZl_U


  • As mentioned before, playwrights usually create one setting where all the action takes place. In this case the action takes place in a bedroom.
radio play vs teleplay
Radio Play Vs. Teleplay
  • Did you notice the difference between the radio play and the teleplay? Some dialogue was the same as in the radio play and some new dialogue was added in the teleplay.
  • Use your character worksheet to help you determine the characteristics of the main actor.
part 5 the idiom
Part 5 - The Idiom
  • Idioms are spoken phrases that cannot be found in the dictionary. An idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
a copycat
A Copycat
  • Someone who copies another person’s work or actions
  • The little boy was accused of being a copycat because if one child cried, he would cry too.
  • Lauren is a copycat because each time Benji does a somersault, she does a somersault too.
lesson review
Lesson Review
  • Our lesson today focused on the types of speech created by the playwright to convey his message. We listened to the radio play, “Sorry, Wrong Number.” Our Idiom of the Day was “copycat.”
next lesson
Next Lesson
  • In our next lesson, we will discover the teleplay, a play made for television. We will view the teleplay, “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.”