What Are Plays?

From the Series Name That Text Type!

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What are plays? How are they different from other kinds of writing? Find out about the parts of a play, including characters, scenes, setting, scripts, stage directions, and dialogue. Then explore different genres, such as musicals, tragedies, comedies, and more!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF029000, JNF039050
Dewey 792.09
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 7.375
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166406
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Lisa Owings

Lisa Owings has a degree in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited a wide variety of educational books for young people. Lisa lives in Andover, Minnesota, with her husband and a small menagerie of pets.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Name That Text Type!

This accessible new series introduces young readers to the basics of differentiating between genres. Readers will learn the characteristics of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, plays, and legends and folktales. Each book contains written examples of the text type in question,… View available downloads →