Homeschooling Reluctant Writers
(A series of 10 fun writing assignments given by a pirate)
Aaaaarrggghh! This is Dread Pirate Susan Evans here to give you ideas for homeschooling reluctant writers.
Writing Idea #6: Conversation with Yourself
- You can write a script of you talking to yourself. What you’re going to do is dress up in a costume (or have a hat or a certain hair style), and say something. You’re sitting on one side of the table, and you go ahead and say something.
- Then you quickly stop the camera, and you go run to the other side of the table. Put on a different costume because you are a second character. And then respond to yourself. Oh, yeah.
- As you go back and forth like that, you can film it. Take a look at how fun that can be. (Watch the conversation between a car mechanic and a race car driver.)
- To make it easier to record, you can record all of one character’s lines first, and then record the other character’s lines second. Put it onto your computer and cut and paste it together into a conversation. Fabulous idea, huh?
This is Dread Pirate Susan Evans, signing off. Aaaaarrggghhh!
Calling all homeschooled kids! I dare you to make a video response to this pirate video on YouTube:
- Write a full page conversation between two characters that you will play.
- Dress up as those characters.
- Read your lines (or memorize your lines for better acting), and record it on a video camera. Upload it to YouTube.
- Go to the above video on YouTube, and press “video response.”
- I am automatically notified when someone posts a video response. After watching it, I will embed it right here on this page!