In the library, students read each other's screenplays on their online portfolios and posted comments on their blogs.
Today, students completed their screenplays and completed a checklist for submission.
Rough drafts were due at the beginning of the hour for 10 points. Students spent the hour revising/editing their screenplays.
Students worked on the rough drafts of their screenplays in the lab. They also put a link to their part seven of the International story and then voted for their favorites. The top three chosen will earn extra credit and the top part seven will be added to the International blog.
We continued analyzing screenplays and making notes in our Writer's Notebooks. Then, we reviewed the assignment requirements for the Screenwriting unit. With the time left, students began working on the rough draft of their screenplays.
We discussed elements of screenwriting and took notes in our writer's notebooks. We also watched excerpts of a few films to see how the scripts transfer to the silver screen.
Students wrote part seven of the Internatonal Story, then began the Screenwriting unit with a script analysis handout.
Students worked on the final drafts of their screenplays, due on Google Docs and Turnitin by midnight tonight. Those students who submitted early worked on the blog comments assignment, reading other students' scripts and posting responses. The blog comments assignment is due Friday by midnight.
Students showed me their edited rough drafts for 10 points. They then began working on the final drafts of their screenplays. For 5 points extra credit, students can submit their final drafts by midnight tonight to Google Docs and Turnitin.
We started with a grammar lesson, focusing on how to avoid run-ons, comma splices, and fragments. We then reviewed the self-editing sheet for the screenplay rough drafts as a class. Finally, students were given some time in class to start editing their rough drafts. The editing is worth 10 points and must be shown to me by the end of the class Monday. Students were advised to work on it over the weekend.