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.
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.
Develop rich characters for narratives by starting with time-tested archetypes.
Help your students develop plots based on a five act structure using Finding Nemo as a model.