It’s been over a year since Teacher’s Discovery found out about what we’ve known for over ten years: the greatness of Anne’s scripts, so I wish to take this opportunity to recommend it to anyone new to the PLC or experienced teachers who want some extra ammo for the winter wars:
97 Story Scripts
By Ann Matava
Teacher’s Discovery has put out a collection of 97 of Anne’s best story scripts from the past ten years. If you already have the old individual volumes (1, 2 and 3), many of the scripts are in there so you won’t need this new book – I’m not sure how many are brand new in the new collection. Anne? The hardback version is only available from Teacher’s Discovery here:
The electronic version is available from both Teacher’s Discover and here:
How to use the scripts is extensively discussed by Anne in the book.
Here is some of the ad copy from Teacher’s Discovery:
With These Story Scripts There’s No Need to Be a Performer, Just Set the Stage and Guide the Action!
Collaborative storytelling can feel like a high wire act… a story could fall flat from a lack of sufficient drama or get too wild to make any sense, either way failing to hit the goal of providing optimally compelling input to students. How do you strike a perfect balance? A solid story script makes a great safety net!
Anne Matava’s story scripts consist of engaging plots that appeal to the teenage brain, with windows left wide open to invite in kids’ creative contributions. The minimum result you can expect is a cohesive and dryly humorous story even if students aren’t “on” that day… and if they are a little too “on” you’ll still get something that does the job! (If they are in the zone, well, that’s where legendary recurring jokes are born and magically smooth acquisition occurs.)
Scripts are in English, intended to be custom-translated by the teacher to suit the particular needs and level of the class they will be used with. Parts of the story that students are to supply are underlined, and questions used to elicit those details from students accompany each story. Includes Anne’s advice on how to prepare students for stories, how to use the scripts, and how to script your own stories.
©2017. English. Level 1–4. 132 pages.
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