This week we brainstormed the headlines that each group had picked last week and the class asked lots of questions about each headline to see what they could find out.
The questions started to suggest different story ideas and each group then had to think about what the story might be… so what could happen and who the characters might be.
As well as writing these ideas, another approach was to “storyboard” the ideas by drawing a picture for each part of the story. This can really help to show the dramatic action, and this technique is used in film and animation before the script gets written. It can be very helpful to imagine the story visually and this can then help with writing the scenes.
The children then took their written ideas and their storyboards and from both sources they started to create scene ideas for their plays.