In this unit, your students will use a classic fairytale as a spring board for their own creative dramatic production! Students will become playwrights, actors, producers, and critics. The process will be as follows:
In small groups, students will decide on a fairytale to use – or you can assign one to each group. Use our list of fairytales to help make selections!
Students will make humorous updates to one classic story. They will modernize the original fairy tale by changing a couple of story elements. Use our “Fairytale Twister” handout to guide students in this process. We also provide a completed student sample for you to show to students. A writing sample always helps when instructing students!
Next, students will work together to write their script. Each skit should be no longer than four scenes. Use our student instruction page, prewriting forms and checklists as guides. Student samples are also provided! It usually takes about a week for students to brainstorm, complete the prewriting forms and write the skits.
Once the script is complete, students will have the option to create a commercial to accompany their skit. Your students can use the propaganda technique handout to aid in the selection of a persuasive form. Then allow groups to complete our “Magic Commercial" handout to prepare. Again, we provide a student sample!
Finally, students will present their skits and commercials to the class. Groups can assess each other using the student response forms.
Use our teacher forms and rubrics to help you grade this creative writing project! Everything is ready for you to have a smooth end of the year activity that will be fun and engaging for your students. They will be creating, writing, speaking, listening, and even evaluating.
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