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SONG SPOTTING WORKSHEET – EXAMPLE HAND-OUT


TO ACCOMPANY THE: ADAPTATION – PART 2 ASSIGNMENT

SONG SPOTTING WORKSHEET - EXAMPLE

Working Title(s) of the Song: Believe in the Small; The Small and Mighty; Believe in Me; Deep Down Inside; Look at Me

Scene Number: Act Two, Scene Four

Character(s) singing the song: Chicken Little

Page number: 2-4-10

1-3 sentence narrative version of the lyric:

Chicken Little complains that no one pays any attention to him because he’s so small. He knows he can help people, if they’d just give him a chance. He contemplates going home and giving up, but pulls himself up by his bootstraps and vows to carry out his rescue plan anyway.

First line of dialogue which this song replaces:
I could’ve helped, I really really could’ve.

Last line of dialogue which this song replaces:
I pick…rescue!

Purpose: Character (decision)

Suggested Structure: AABA

Suggested Progression: Problem/Solution

Description of the purpose of each stanza (i.e., each A, each B or C)

First A: Problem: No one believes in me because I’m so small.

Second A: Elaboration: Even though I have a plan, no one’ll give me a chance.

B-section: Contemplated Solution: I could give up and go home.

Final A: Action: Chicken Little to the rescue! (climbs castle wall)

Do you think some dialogue will be included during this song? No.