Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 2, Day 4) – Scripting Stories
Today, we spent a lot of time reviewing and adding to the concepts we have discussed this week such as script, adaptation, character, plot, setting, and improvisation. As a class, the students outlined what they knew about these topics and decided what else they wanted to learn for the remainder of the week. Previously we had focused on how a character’s desire motivates them to speak and act in a play. Today, we expanded that concept by considering emotion, and how expressing an emotion could be a motivation for a character to speak in a play. Students named a variety of emotions and thought about reasons a character might feel that way. We then moved on to an activity designed to help students explore different starting points for writing a script: character, setting, plot, or emotion. They described a setting, answered a questionnaire on a main character, chose an emotion and wrote a monologue from the point of view of a character feeling that emotion, and practiced developing plot by choosing one of three prompts and continuing the script from them. To wrap up, students continued working on their original scripts or adaptation to be ready for open house tomorrow. They can’t wait to show you all they have created this week!