Scriptwriting with Wiki
1 Attention Getter
Teacher asks students to name their favorite television show and describe why it's their favorite.
Teacher asks students to think about the different parts of a script. The key parts, or elements of a script, will be written on a projector or screen.
Students provide feedback and requested information about their favorite television shows.
2 Direct Instruction
Prior to starting the lesson, the teacher will have created a wiki classroom.
Teacher will provide students with an example of a well-written television, play, or book character.
Teacher will enter script title into wiki, along with a list of characters created by students.
Students will watch YouTube video on character development.
Students will brainstorm ideas and a title for the web show script.
Students will brainstorm 5-7 characters for inclusion in the web show script.
3 Guided Practice
Teacher will demonstrate how to edit, format, and save content in the wiki through use of the Chromebook. Teacher's screen will be shared and projected onto a larger screen.
Students will follow along using their Chromebook.
Students will practice editing, formatting, and saving content in the wiki and ask questions for clarification.
4 Independent Practice
Teacher will create a setting and opening scene for the script based on the ideas presented by the class.
Teacher will split class into 5-7 groups based on the 5-7 characters created by the class.
Limitations and rules will be set by the teacher regarding the editing of classmate's work.
Students will create a dialogue and scene for their assigned character.
On a rotating basis, students will edit the next group's work until all student work has been edited.
5 The Wrap-Up
Students will be assessed on their ability to
- identify and use the various elements of a script
- apply their knowledge of character and scene development to their group script
- edit with professionalism, while respecting the work of their peers