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Third Grade
Social practice of the language:

Understand and express differences and similarities between cultural aspects from Mexico and English-speaking countries.

Environment: Literary and ludic.
Specific competency: Read plays in order to compare attitudes and patterns of behavior adopted by people from English-speaking countries and Mexico.
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Performance of a short play.

  • Can you name any books or well-known stories that have been adapted into plays or movies?

  • Are there differences between the written story and the play or movie?

  • Did the playwright or screenwriter use a specific genre for their adaptation? Which one(s)?

Have you read the Romeo and Juliet? Watch the video BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales - Romeo and Juliet - Part 1

Answer the following questions:

Romeo and Juliet is a very famous love story. Maybe you have read it before, or seen a play or film

about the story … What do you know about the story?

(a) Who are Romeo and Juliet?

(b) Who are the two main families in the story?

(c) Are they friends or enemies?

(d) What country is the story set in?

Put the following events into the order in which they happen.

_____ Romeo meets Juliet at a party.

_____ Tybalt is killed by Romeo.

_____ Romeo is sent away from Verona forever.

_____ Romeo is sad because he loves someone who does not love him.

_____ Romeo and Juliet are married.

_____ Mercutio is killed by Tybalt.

_____ Paris asks Juliet’s father if he can marry her.

Many people die in this story. It is a famous, tragic love story. Fill in the table below with the information about who dies, how they die and who kills them.


Who dies?

How do they die?

Who or what kills them?

Match columns A and B and write sentences.

Juliet worries that her


Romeo thinks that he

marry Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet have

must be dreaming

Romeo leaves before

interrupts the lovers

Romeo goes to

send a messenger

The Nurse

fallen in love

Friar Laurence will

family will kill Romeo

Juliet agrees to

see Friar Laurence

  1. ____________________________________________

  2. ____________________________________________

  3. ____________________________________________

  4. ____________________________________________

  5. ____________________________________________

  6. ____________________________________________

  7. ____________________________________________

  8. ____________________________________________

Get some friends or fellow students together. Choose your characters and act out the final scenes from the play.

Imagine Juliet wakes up before Romeo takes his poison. People are coming towards the tomb. They will be surprised to see Juliet alive and Romeo will be killed if he is captured. Write a very different ending to the story.

Play a game “PASSING THE FACE”

The whole group should stand in a circle, holding hands. Then, one person in the circle begins by turning to the person on his/her right and making a face - it could be an emotional face or a funny face. The next person then makes another face and passes it to the person next to him/her, and so on. The expressions should not be copied, but variations of a theme be explored instead, such as each one thinking of a different emotional or funny face.

Kinds of Literature .


Write the letter of the correct match next to each problem.




Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality.


Science Fiction


Narrative literary works whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.


Historical Fiction


Story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting




Stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action.




Story that can actually happen and is true to life.




Story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets


Fairy Tale


Story about fairies or other magical creatures, usually for children.




Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject




Fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets.




Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses


Realistic Fiction


Narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale

Look at the different pictures and write the genre they belong to.

Main Genre: fiction, nonfiction, folk tale, drama, and poetry.

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Read the following definitions and write them in the corresponding space.


Read Cinderella and answer the following questions

Everyone: Read the story and discuss the questions.

Each person: Report to the class about one part of the story

Story Title: __________________________________________________
Main Character´s name: ________________________________________

  • What does the main character look like?


  • What special abilities does the main character have?


Setting: _______________

  • Where and when does the story take place?


  • How is the setting important to the story?


Support Characters: _______________

  • What other characters appear in the story?


  • How does the main character relate to them?


Main Plot Points: _______________

  • What are two or three important events in the story?


  • What is the main lesson or main idea of the story?

  • ______________________________________________________

Problem and Solution: _______________

  • What problems does the main character face?


  • How are those problems resolved?

  • ______________________________________________________

Cinderella Playscript
Cast List : Cinderella, Ugly stepsisters, Stepmother, Fairy Godmother, Prince

Scene List : The House, The Ballroom, The House, The Palace

Scene 1. The House

Cinderella on hands and knees cleaning and scrubbing the floor.


There was once a girl called Cinderella. She had two ugly stepsisters. They told her to do everything.

One day an invitation came. Cinderella picked it up but the stepmother grabbed it off her.

The stepmother read the invitation put to the stepsisters and Cinderella


Opening invitation and pulling out letter.


There is going to be a ball at Buckingham Place. Every girl is invited.

The prettiest girl who comes the Princes will marry.

Stepsisters demanding that Cinderella gets them ready for the ball.


Get us ready Cinderella. We want to look pretty. If you don't make us pretty you're in trouble.


Eventually the coach came. It picked up the ugly sisters but not Cinderella. She realised that she wasn't allowed to go and she walked back inside the house and started to cry. Suddenly the fairy godmother appeared.

Fairy godmother bends down.

Fairy Godmother

Do not be afraid. I am your fairy godmother


Just then the fairy godmother got her wand and by magic three mice turned into three horses and the horse turned into a coachman. Cinderella's dress became a beautiful silky gown.

Standing up speaking

Fairy godmother

You must be back from the ball by midnight. If not everything will change back to normal


Just then a coach came from outside and Cinderella stepped inside.

Scene 2 - The Ballroom

Cinderella walks inside. The Prince sees her and dances with her all night.


Cinderella gets very excited when she arrives at the ball.

The Prince comes up to her, takes her by the hand and stars to dance. Just then the clock struck midnight and Cinderella hurried down the stairs; she lost her glass slipper but she didn´t know and she didn´t have time to collect it anyway. Everything back to normal.

Scene 3 - The House

Men come knocking at the door


Two men knocked at the door of Cinderella's house. The stepmother answered it.

Men talking to stepmother


The Prince wants every girl to try on the glass slipper. If it fits she will be the Prince´s bride.


The stepmother let the two men in and the sisters tried on the slipper, but it wouldn´t fit.

Cinderella comes down the stairs.


Please may I try the glass slipper on?


The men said she could. She tried it on and it FITTED. Cinderella was off to the palace. She was so excited.

Scene 4 - The Palace


Cinderella got to the palace and married the Prince and they lived happily ever after.

Watch the video in you tube. Cinderella by Debbie and Friends.
Vocabulary Word Unscramble. Use the words in the text box to help you unscramble the words.

Use the words in the text box to help you unscramble the words.

1. peicnr __________________________

2. stepomrteh ___________________________

3. psreilp ___________________________

4. albl ___________________________

5. invetdi ___________________________

6. sstak ___________________________

7. rmdhtogeo _________________________

8. irfya _________________________

9. mhgtinid _________________________

10. anhcamoc _________________________

11. etspsiesrts _________________________

12. elastc _________________________

Story Sequence

Use the numbers 1-10 to sequence the story.

____ Cinderella’s fairy godmother changed a pumpkin into a fine coach.

____ Cinderella’s stepmother made her do all the use hold tasks.

____ Cinderella’s stepsisters were invited to the ball.

____ Cinderella cried because she wanted to go to the ball.

____ The prince and Cinderella danced at the ball.

____ Cinderella lost her glass slipper when she was running from the castle.

____ The prince found Cinderella when the glass slipper fit her foot.

____ The clock struck midnight.

____ The prince and Cinderella were married at the castle.

____ Cinderella’s father got married again after her mother died.


Retold by Marcia Brown

Comprehension. Answer the questions using complete sentences.
1. How did Cinderella feel when her stepsisters were invited to the ball at the




2. How did Cinderella’s stepsisters treat her?



3. How did Cinderella feel when her fairy godmother came to see her?



4. What happened when Cinderella arrived at the ball?



5. What did the king and queen think about Cinderella during the ball?



6. Why was it important for Cinderella to be home by midnight?



7. What did the prince do when he found Cinderella’s glass slipper?



8. What happened when the glass slipper fit Cinderella’s foot?



Complete a chart with differences and similarities between Cinderella living in Mexico and Cinderella living in an English speaking country.


King Midas was a foolish and greedy man.

He wanted to be the richest man in the world.

One day an old satyr came to King Midas' palace. Midas recognized him as Silenus, a friend of the god Dionysus.

Instead of sending Silenus away King Midas invited him to stay and enjoy his hospitality.

The god Dionysus was pleased Midas has

helped his friend and offered to grant Midas a wish.

King Midas wishes that everything he touched would turn to gold. Then he would be the richest man in the world.

The god kept his promise and sure enough, everything Midas touched turned to gold. He went around his palace using his new power.

But Midas' wish turned against him. He found that he couldn't eat or drink as his food and wined turned to gold when he touched it!

Midas begged Dionysus to remove the spell.

Dionysus told Midas how he could get rid of the gift.

Midas washed his 'golden touch' away in the river Pactolus. Even now the soil along the riverbank has a golden gleam.

Cartoon by Gareth Pitchford

There was a king named Midas who lived long ago when gods and goddesses still roamed the earth. King Midas was famous for his piety, but also for his wealth and parties, and so one day the god Bacchus paid Midas a visit in the hopes of being entertained. The god was not disappointed.

For ten full days and ten full nights, King Midas held a joyful festival in honor of the god, and the god and all the king’s subjects reveled in the feasts and celebrations offered in worship to the revered Bacchus.

Bacchus was so pleased with the treatment he had received that at the end of the tenth day, the god granted Midas his choice of whatever reward he wished. Midas, swelling with pride in his wealth, sought to expand the vastness of his riches. Therefore, he asked that whatever he touched be turned to gold.

Bacchus granted Midas his wish and left the kingdom. The instant Bacchus left, Midas was eager to test his new power. He saw a stone in his garden and touched it. Sure enough, it changed into gold! He then touched a tree, a flower, a bush. They too transformed into gold. So he touched some birds in their nest and a stream of water that ran through his garden and the statues at his gate, and all these things began to shine as intensely as the gold bricks that lay in his treasury. Overjoyed, Midas stepped inside his home to tell his daughter Zoë about his remarkable new gift. Without thinking, he went to hug her, and the minute he touched her skin she turned into a golden statue, as cold and as lifeless as the statues that stood in his garden.

Horrified by what he had done, Midas now hated the gift that he had cherished just moments before. He prayed to Bacchus, begging to have his daughter returned to him and to have his dangerous new ability taken away. Bacchus, who felt pity for Midas – and was still thankful for that awesome party – heard the king’s prayer and consented to take away his golden touch. Midas’s power left him, and everything he had turned to gold, including his daughter, was restored to its original condition. Midas gave his daughter a joyful hug in celebration, and vowed to hold a festival for twenty days the next time Bacchus paid a visit.

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Record the Essential Elements of “The Story of King Midas”:

Adaptation & Genre
Genre: __________________________________________






Examples of plays or films that incorporate this genre:

Essential Elements of this genre:


Now, using the essential elements of “The Story of King Midas” and your chosen genre, plan a theatrical adaptation of the story to show the class. You can use this worksheet to begin planning.

Characters: Bacchus, King Midas, his daughter Zoë and narrator.

Which Shoes Do You Choose?

By Aaron Shepard

PREVIEW: With so many kinds of shoes at the store, how can Katie ever choose?

ROLES: Narrators 1 & 2, Clerks 1–9, Katie

GENRE: Humor, poetry
CULTURE: American
THEME: Making choices

NOTES: For best effect, place NARRATOR 1 at far left, and NARRATOR 2 at far right, as seen from the audience.

NARRATOR 1: Katie was tired of wearing the same old shoes.

NARRATOR 2: She went to the store to buy new ones.

NARRATOR 1: The clerks asked her,

ALL CLERKS: Which shoes do you choose?

NARRATOR 2: Katie said,

KATIE: I want shoes that are baggy, not baggy.

ALL CLERKS: (thinking about it) Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1: We have small shoes,

CLERK 2: and tall shoes,

CLERK 3: and walk-on-the-wall shoes.

CLERK 4: We have red shoes,

CLERK 5: and head shoes,

CLERK 6: and down-the-hill-sled shoes.

CLERK 7: We have blue shoes,

CLERK 8: and BOO shoes,

CLERK 9: and paddle-canoe shoes.

ALL CLERKS: Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE: I want shoes that are sticky, not sticky.

ALL CLERKS: Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1: We have jog shoes,

CLERK 2: and log shoes,

CLERK 3: and hop-like-a-frog shoes.

CLERK 4: We have tied shoes,

CLERK 5: and wide shoes,

CLERK 6: and carnival-ride shoes.

CLERK 7: We have trail shoes,

CLERK 8: and snail shoes,

CLERK 9: and wind-in-your-sail shoes.

ALL CLERKS: Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE: I want shoes that are spiffy, not iffy.

ALL CLERKS: Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1: We have black shoes,

CLERK 2: and snack shoes,

CLERK 3: and ride-on-a-track shoes.

CLERK 4: We have wet shoes,

CLERK 5: and pet shoes,

CLERK 6: and super-speed-jet shoes.

CLERK 7: We have moon shoes,

CLERK 8: and goon shoes,

CLERK 9: and hot-air-balloon shoes.

ALL CLERKS: Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE: I choose all these shoes.

ALL CLERKS: (gasp)

NARRATOR 1: She bought the shoes and took them home.

NARRATOR 2: And now the store has

ALL CLERKS: (to audience) NO MORE SHOES TO CHOOSE! .htmlWatch the

Romeo and Juliet - THE BALCONY SCENE.

ROMEO: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east and Juliet is the sun.

(Juliet appears on her balcony and is spotted by Romeo)

O that I were a glove upon that hand,

That I might touch that cheek!

(Juliet still has not seen Romeo and is talking to herself)

JULIET: O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;

What's Montague? O be some other name!

What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as sweet.

ROMEO: I take thee at thy word;

Call me but love and I'll be new baptised;

Hence forth I never will be Romeo.

(Juliet is shocked to find Romeo below her window)

JULIET: How cam'st thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?

The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,

And the place death, considering who thou art,

If any of my kinsmen find thee here.

ROMEO: With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls,

For stony limits cannot hold love out.

JULIET: If they do see thee, they will murder thee.

ROMEO: Look thou but sweet,

And I am proof against their enmity.

JULIET: would not for the world they saw thee here.

ROMEO: I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes.

JULIET: By whose direction found'st thou out this place?

ROMEO: By Love, that first did prompt me to enquire.

JULIET: Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say 'Ay';

And I will take thy word.

ROMEO: Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow...

JULIET: O swear not by the moon, th'inconstant moon.

ROMEO: What shall I swear by?

JULIET: Do not swear at all.

I have no joy of this contract tonight,

It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden.

Good night, good night!

ROMEO: O wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?

JULIET: What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?

ROMEO: Th'exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine.

JULIET: I gave thee mine before thou didst request it.

(The Nurse calls her from inside)

JULIET: Anon, good nurse!

If that the bent of thy love be honourable,

Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow,

By one that I'll procure to come to thee,

Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite,

And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay,

And follow thee my lord throughout the world.

ROMEO: How silver sweet sound lovers tongues by night,

Like softest music to attending ears!

JULIET: Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.

ROMEO: Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast!

Parody: Romeo & Juliet Internet Version
From: Paul Cooper via Stan Kegal
Romeo and Juliet

Internet Version

--------------------- Act 1 -----------------------

Romeo : R u awake? Want 2 chat?

Juliet: O Rom. Where4 art thou?

Romeo: Outside yr window.

Juliet: Stalker!

Romeo: Had 2 come. feeling jiggy.

Juliet: B careful. My family h8 u.

Romeo: Tell me about it. What about u?

Juliet: 'm up for marriage f u are.. Is tht a bit fwd?

Romeo: No. Yes. No. Oh, dsnt mat-r, 2moro @ 9?

Juliet: Luv U xxxx

Romeo: CU then xxxx

--------------------- Act 2 -----------------------
Friar: Do u?

Juliet: I do

Romeo: I do
--------------------- Act 3 -----------------------

Juliet: Come bck 2 bed. It's the nightingale not the lark.

Romeo: OK

Juliet: !!! I ws wrong !!!. It's the lark. U gotta go. Or die.

Romeo: Damn. I shouldn't hv wasted Tybalt & gt banished.

Juliet: When CU again?

Romeo: Soon. Promise. Dry sorrow drinks our blood. Adieu.

Juliet: Miss u big time.

--------------------- Act 4 -----------------------
Nurse: Yr mum says u have 2 marry Paris!!

Juliet: No way. Yuk yuk yuk. n-e-way, am mard 2 Rom.

--------------------- Act 5 -----------------------
Friar: Really? O no. U wl have 2 take potion that makes u look ded.

Juliet: Gr8.

--------------------- Act 6 -----------------------
Romeo: J-why r u not returning my texts?

Romeo: RUOK? Am abroad but phone still works.

Romeo: TEXT ME!

Batty: Bad news. J dead. Sorry m8.

--------------------- Act 7 -----------------------
Romeo: J-wish u wr able 2 read now poisoning & and climbing

in yr grave. LUV U Ju xxxx

--------------------- Act 8 -----------------------
Juliet: R-got yr text! Am alive! Ws faking it! Whr RU? Oh...

Friar: Vry bad situation.

Juliet: Nightmare. LUVU2. Always. Dagger.



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