The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

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Code: TCP5183

ISBN: 9781760015183

No of Pages: 168

Publish Date: 17 February 2015

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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. 

Book Features: 

  • 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.

More Information
Price A$38.95
ISBN 9781760015183
Publish date 2015-02-17 00:00:00
Partner ID 20278
Partner Name Columbia Teachers College Press
Key Learning Area Cross-Curricular, English, Media, Technologies, The Arts