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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subject

English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plan
  • Worksheet

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Scriptwriting Climate Solutions

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Synopsis
  • In this lesson, students write short scripts about people affected by climate change and act out their created scenarios for the class.
  • The student handout provides interesting examples to guide students and the teacher's guide assists in facilitation.

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Student creativity can flourish as they create a character affected by climate change.  

Additional Prerequisites

  • The lesson is designed to take approximately 120 minutes.

Differentiation

  • Students may need to research examples of regional climate change impacts before writing their scripts.
  • Teachers can help students brainstorm diverse scenarios for their skits before choosing a topic.
  • Teachers can create a rubric or checklist to assist students in meeting expectations for the assignment.
  • Some students may be shy or not ready to perform their scripts. Practicing the example skits on the provided handout may help them feel more comfortable before performing their own.
  • Other resources related to this topic include the lessons Sharing Your Climate Story and Write Your Own Children's Book.
Scientist Notes
This resource will challenge students to come up with solutions to specific climate change problems. The sources provided offer accurate information on climate change and possible solutions to different impacts. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking and Listening (K-12)
      • SL.6-8.4 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, and communicative tasks.
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.6-8.3 Routinely produce a variety of clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, audience, and purpose.
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