Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 2, Day 3) – Scripting Stories
We started the day with some improvisation games. The students imagined they were magic rocks, and they transformed into items from a lion to a television to a fish with the wave of a wand! We then played a game called prop. The students found many creative ways to imagine a simple basket was something else and acted it out while their classmates guessed. Our last improv game was count to ten. Students sat in a circle and tried to count to ten without anyone saying the same number at the same time. It required a lot of teamwork and listening skills. We made it all the way to nine! We then learned a few new vocabulary words: dialogue and monologue. Students worked on dialogue exercises: starting with a setting and the first line of dialogue, they worked in a group to decide who the characters were and finished the rest of the dialogue in the scene. After, students had time to work on their script adaptations from yesterday, or begin a brand new script from their imagination. At the end of class, some students continued working on their individual scripts, while others wrote a round robin script together where they shared ideas with one another, and created a story together from the parts that everyone had come up with.