Academic Challenge – Short Play S1 French The Setting The local authority is organising a French theatre play competition with all schools in Moray. The winner is going to perform the short play in front of a big audience. The Challenge Working in groups of four or five you are going to perform a play in front of the class following the product criteria stated below. Product Criteria Form criteria The performance should last at least five minutes and no more than ten minutes. Each member of the group must have a minimum of three lines. It has to be interesting and original. Content criteria The performance must include questions and answers about your birthday including: When is your birthday? What do you do for your birthday? What have you received for your birthday? Any kind of visual, auditory or written display can be used to reinforce the performance. Rule criteria Each member must have a minimum of three lines. Use correct pronunciation and intonation. The whole scene must be conducted in French. Time: three periods, so the performance is going to take place on … Skills Co-operative working Imagination in the costumes, setting and decorations Includes just relevant information appropriate to the challenge Communication Performance criteria Speaking with preparation. Specific Observable Behaviours Each student speaks with confidence. The performance flows naturally with appropriate French vocabulary. Each student in the group completes a task/job assigned. Each student has to value other students’ ideas.