Creative Writing: Screenplay

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De Clerck, Nicole. "Charles Dickens." 16 Aug 2001. 3 November 2007

Curriculum Snapshot:
Topic:Creative Writing: Screenplays
Themes: Audience
Character Building
Plot Development
Curriculum Areas:English/Language Arts
Fine Arts
Grade Level(s):10, 11, 12
California Content Standards
English and Language Arts
Grade Ten
Listening and Speaking
ELA.10.2.0. Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.10.2.1. Deliver narrative presentations:
a. Narrate a sequence of events and communicate their significance to the audience.
b. Locate scenes and incidents in specific places.
c. Describe with concrete sensory details the sights, sounds, and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, gestures, and feelings of characters.
d. Pace the presentation of actions to accommodate time or mood changes.

California English Language Development Standards
Strategies and Applications
Organization and Focus
Narrate a sequence of events and communicate their significance to the audience.
Recognize elements of characterization in a piece of writing and apply the same techniques when writing.
Organization and Focus, Evaluation and Revision
Produce writing by using various elements of discourse (e.g., purpose, speaker, audience, form) in narrative, expository, persuasive, and/or descriptive writing.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
5. Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

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