To begin today's lesson, I display the last slide of the PowerPoint and ask students to take out their Introduction to Drama notes. Before I have them move back into their partnerships, I will review the instructions for writing the script with them. I especially want to draw their attention to the instruction that they write the script in the correct format.
We then take a few minutes to move to be by our partners and get settled in for our work time.
The students have the remainder of the period to get their scripts completed.
I make a point to circulate while they're working so that I'm available for questions. I will also pause their work occasionally to draw their attention to the time so they can manage their work.
At the end of class I collect the scripts. They are recorded as a formative grade simply for using the correct format and getting it done.
Tomorrow, we will use these scripts as the source of an argumentative writing piece.