Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 2, Day 2) – Scripting Stories
We had another great day in Scripting Stories! Today, students worked on their own script adaptations of their favorite stories. We talked about how in adapting a story from a book to a script, you have to identify what are the most important parts of the story and make sure that those get carried over to your script, while the extraneous material can be set aside. Students tried to summarize in one sentence what their stories were about. We talked about a lot of new vocabulary that is essential for scriptwriting: stage directions, dialogue, internal conflict vs. external conflict, and proper formatting. We discussed the different forms that an antagonist can take in a story: a person or animal, a place, object, or situation. Students identified the protagonist in their story, that person’s desire, and the obstacle or antagonist in their way. The students mapped out the characters, scenes, and settings in their adaptations. They did great work on their activity sheets, storyboarding, and scripts. After working on the script adaptations, the students then chose parts and did a read-through of a play version of Little Red Riding Hood. Some of them chose to do a run-through of the play afterward, while others went back to working on their adaptations.