This powerpoint guides a class in a discussion about what makes a great story in their opinion.
We took tallies for each question to see where we landed on what was more important and we discussed WHY that was so. Some of the questions include:
-Do you care more about the characters or events?
-Do you like to read about places you are familiar with or far-off, imaginary, different places?
After this, we looked at pictures and discussed how the story would be altered if we changed the narrator. We worked in pairs to write a few lines from each person's perspective.
This powerpoint was used in conjunction with the story By the Waters of Babylon and a study on narrators, specifically naive narrators.