This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energise the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.
The rationale, curricular connections, lessons and projects to help teachers incorporate scriptwriting into their existing writing curriculum.
Suggestions for using assignments in the disciplines to process content and exhibit understanding.
Authentic connections to students’ in-school and out-of-school literacies.
Easy-to-use sections, such as Why Teach This?, Skills Focus, Literacy Across the Disciplines and The Writing Process.
Robust differentiated instruction, including specific strategies for English language learners and below-level students.
QuickStart lesson launchers to help both teachers and students become comfortable—and have fun—with scriptwriting immediately.
Appendices with Additional Resources, Revision Checklists, Writing Rubrics and a glossary of Media and Script Terms.