Why Use Scriptwriting?
Scriptwriting can be done individually, in pairs, or in groups. Scriptwriting helps students focus on register, adjacency pairs, vocabulary in context, and fluency. A script can be edited and re-drafted to focus on the writing process. The added benefit is that the students can perform their script when it is completed.
An easy way to engage students in the learning of new vocabulary is to have them create very short scenes in which they dramatize certain concepts. Aside from practicing newly learned vocabulary, students can focus on specific grammar features. Likewise, students may write scripts for scenes that focus on specific pronunciation issues.
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