I enjoy bringing drama techniques into the general classroom. When I worked with middle and high school students in a drama camp a few summers ago, they taught me an exercise called “Fairy Tale News.” Imagine that a fairy tale character was interviewed by a news anchor to share their story.
When I brought this activity to my upper elementary classroom, I included a writing activity. I use the blank transcript form shown below for students to write out a script. Then they perform it for the class. (One-page scripts are short on purpose.)