Learning Objective: To write transcripts based on a text.
Prior to this activity, you may wish to focus on the transcripts in the story and the character of Chas.
1) Ask the students to imagine they’ve been referred to see Chas. What could the reason be? Try to keep it light!!!
2) Discuss, share and record potential problems on the board. Filter out ones that you feel are too ridiculous/unpleasant.
3) In pairs, students improvise, write and re-draft a two person transcript for their first counselling meeting. Encourage the students to follow the conventions in the book and try to stay in character as themselves and Chas.
4) Extension – record the transcripts on dictaphones/an audio app on a computer or tablet and replay to the whole class at a later date.