- I can retell a story.
- I can write a story.
- I can write a script.
Today, while there are three learning goals, you will only need to work on e, depending on the writing response you choose.
First, watch the short film below:
- Write a retell of the story in the film. A retell is when you tell the story you just watched as if you were telling it to someone who had never seen it.
- Write a story inspired by the film. Use the ideas in the film or your response to the story to come up with your own story.
- Write a script. Although the film has some music and sounds it has no dialogue. Can you come up with a script of what the dialogue may have been? You don’t need to write a script for the whole story, you may choose a particular scene.
A script contains mainly dialogue and some simple, to the point, sentences describing the actions. The action is normally placed inside of brackets. A script also doesn’t explain emotions, feelings or a character’s reasons for doing something. For example the script when the man first meets the old woman could have looked like this:
(Man looks down and sees someone holding his arm.)
Man: Hey, what! What are you doing?
Old woman: Oh look, it‘s green. Time to go sweetie.
(Old woman starts to cross the road, pulling the man with her.)
Man: Hey wait, stop! Let go of me!
Old woman: We best hurry sweetie, it’s going to turn red soon.
Finally, don’t forget to share what you write with your teacher via OneNote.