This product contains:
1) An overview of the assignment that explains the parameters for taking a novel and developing it into a script, highlighting the need for characters, dialogue, and parenthetical phrases
2) An example of an adaptation of a scene from Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
3) A rubric to be used with scoring the assignment
I've used this assignment in conjunction with independent reading homework to measure understanding of a text as well as to support students' understanding of elements of drama that we were studying. It would work well for any unit of study that incorporates script writing or needs an assessment for choice reading.