Provide students with intriguing prompts to help them find their "ah ha" moment in story writing.
Pamela Barnes explains how she uses nursery rhymes to teach subtext in writing, even to middle school students!
Implement a fun, fast moving, and student-focused process for revision in your classroom using specific jobs, payments, and contracts.
Help your students develop plots based on a five act structure using Finding Nemo as a model.
Examine the four types of conflict in high quality narratives and continue to explore the idea that "structure increases creativity."
Introduce students to four literary themes and watch as they write narratives incorporating redemption, alienation, and falls from grace.
Open your unit on writing narratives by establishing the big idea "structure increases creativity." Explore the truth of this statement across all forms of art.
Develop rich characters by starting with time-tested archetypes.
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