Adapting Literature for a Screenplay

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Literature
CCSS: ELA.W.11-12.3b ELA.W.11-12.3d ELA.W.9-10.3b

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

3b

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).

d. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-€“12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

3d

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).

d. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

3b

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

d. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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Lesson Objective
Students write dialogue for a screenplay from passages in Peter Pan
Length
30 min
Questions to Consider
How does the opening activity and discussion about students' bias provide a framework for the lesson?
Why is moving from whole group to small group to individual work effective in this lesson?
How do the movie clips help students understand effective dialogue?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.11-12.3b, ELA.W.11-12.3d, ELA.W.9-10.3b

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Adapting Literature for a Screenplay

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Literature

Adapting Literature for a Screenplay