By Debra Mitchell, 826CHI
Students become script detectives in this lesson, searching for the underlying structure of every play. Student then draw from memories to inspire original plays.
Narrative, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts
3 Sessions: Minimum 1 Hour Each
What Your Students Will Learn
Students will be able to identify key elements of playwriting such as obstacles, desire, and fulfillment. They will draw inspiration from stories and their own experiences to create plays of their own.
Common Core Alignments
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
What Your Students Will Produce
Students create scripts based on well-known stories and other creative sources of inspiration. They will turn personal memoirs into their original plays.